Oklahoma basketball: Jordan Woodard leads Sooners to win over Tulsa

Freshman Jordan Woodard rose to the occasion, outdueling his brother and helping the Sooners to a 101-91 win over the Golden Hurricane in front of 5,041 at Lloyd Noble Center.
by Ryan Aber Published: December 14, 2013
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— Oklahoma point guard Jordan Woodard knew months ago that Saturday's game against Tulsa was going to be big.

After an injury to Woodard's backup earlier in the week, the game took on even more significance.

The freshman rose to the occasion, outdueling his brother and helping the Sooners to a 101-91 win over the Golden Hurricane in front of 5,041 at Lloyd Noble Center.

Jordan had career highs in both points (24) and assists (8) as the Sooners won for the fifth consecutive game.

He scored 17 of his points from the free-throw line as the teams combined to shoot 78 free throws.

Sophomore guard James Woodard, Jordan's older brother, led the Golden Hurricane with 19 points and six rebounds.

But though Tulsa kept it close with strong closes to both halves, this was Jordan's day.

He attempted just four field goals but consistently gave Tulsa problems driving toward the basket as the Sooners had to adjust in their first game without Je'lon Hornbeak.

Hornbeak broke his foot in practice early in the week and is expected to miss four to six weeks.

“Jordan really had control of a lot of the game with his attack and had control of the paint,” Sooners coach Lon Kruger said.

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by Ryan Aber
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Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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