“You can learn a lot from them,” Hield said. “They’ve been or they are where I want to be — playing professionally.”
Ere called the gym time Friday his favorite part of the weekend.
“I think this program is going in a fine direction,” Ere said. “They’re starting to get good kids here and they have a winning mentality. You can’t ever fault a winning mentality. They’re going out there and play hard no matter what.”
Saturday, Ere’s team trailed for much of the game until taking over in the final minute when Sam Grooms’ layup put the Crimson up by one before four consecutive Grooms free throws put the game away.
“The younger guys definitely take it more serious,” Ere said. “That’s why you see at the end of the game we were all out there playing pretty serious.
“At the beginning of the game, it’s all fun and games.”
After the game, fans in attendance posed for a photo that will be used on the Sooners’ schedule poster, and they were able to get autographs.