Since hitting a first-half 3-pointer against Iowa State on Jan. 11, Oklahoma sophomore guard Je'lon Hornbeak has struggled from the field.
Going into Wednesday night's home game against TCU, Hornbeak had missed 10 consecutive field-goal tries.
But it didn't take him long to get going against the Horned Frogs, hitting a jumper early in the first half and finishing 4 of 5 from the field with 10 points in the Sooners' 77-69 win.
“I was just looking to stay consistent,” Hornbeak said. “I've been in the gym and I knew my time would come; staying in the gym and putting up shots.
“The first one went down and you get a little confidence after that. … I just kept attacking and the ball just fell in for me.”
While Hornbeak hadn't been making his shots recently, Sooners coach Lon Kruger has trusted him to run the point late in tight games since his Jan. 4 return from a broken foot.
Hornbeak played the final 3:33 Wednesday, running the point in place of starter Jordan Woodard.
“I thought Je'lon had a good feel for what he was needing to do offensively,” Kruger said. “We'd be just as comfortable with Jordan in there and Je'lon at the two but different nights, different guys have got stuff going.
“I thought Je'lon had a good feel there late and he always has good instincts and good feel there. He's getting healthy.”
OU'S NEAL, TCU'S FIELDS MEET AS FOES
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.