Oklahoma basketball notebook: Sooners' Je'lon Hornbeak heats up in OU's win over TCU

Je'lon Hornbeak hit a jumper early in the first half and finishing 4 of 5 from the field with 10 points in the Sooners' 77-69 win.
by Ryan Aber Published: January 22, 2014

“I thought Je'lon had a good feel there late and he always has good instincts and good feel there. He's getting healthy.”


In 2010, Tyler Neal and Amric Fields helped lead Putnam City West to the state basketball tournament for the first time in 33 years.

The pair grew up just blocks away from each other in northwest Oklahoma City, regularly going over to each other's houses to play basketball.

Wednesday night at Lloyd Noble Center, OU's Neal and TCU's Fields faced off as opponents for the first time in Oklahoma's win.

Fields, a redshirt junior, was injured for much of last season, missing both meetings between the schools.

The 6-foot-9 forward started for the Horned Frogs and had 15 points and 5 rebounds.

Neal came off the bench for the Sooners and was placed on Fields several times during the game.


Oklahoma (15-4, 4-2 Big 12) goes on the road again Saturday to face Tubby Smith's Texas Tech squad.

Tip-off is 3 p.m. on KOCB-34 (Cox 11).

The Red Raiders (10-9, 2-4) lost at West Virginia, 87-81, on Wednesday night.

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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