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

He did it from the start, picking apart Tulsa's defense early.

“I saw that they weren't stopping me too far into the frontcourt and I was able to get about even with the paint,” Jordan said. “There were a couple of times down low where the bigs came up to defend me so I just figured I got into the paint I would be able to find good shooters, get it to the bigs down low or get to the free-throw line.”

Buddy Hield added 23 points. Ten of Hield's points in a span of 2:30 early in the second half as the Sooners extended the lead back out after Tulsa closed the first half strong to go into halftime trailing by just two.

Oklahoma was 34-of-48 overall from the line.

“When you shoot that many free throws, it's going to be a game that kind of has a broken flow,” Kruger said. “We opened with good flow, they went zone and didn't really have good attack there at the end of the first half.

The Sooners turned the ball over a season-low seven times.

by Ryan Aber
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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