NORMAN — With two weeks left before its first exhibition game, the Oklahoma men's basketball team learned what it needs to improve on during Saturday's scrimmage at McCasland Field House.
“That's the good thing about a scrimmage, you get everything on tape and you can't hide from your mistakes,” said junior M'Baye, who was named the Preseason Big 12 Newcomer of the Year. M'Baye had six points and six rebounds Saturday. “There's a lot of things we need to work on but a lot of good things too.”
Senior forward Romero Osby led the scrimmage with 24 points, but the Sooners ended the game with a 46.6 shooting percentage on field goals.
The scrimmage was played with four 10-minute quarters and no halftime. Players did switch teams mid-scrimmage, but the final score was White 67, Red 56.
Starters for the Red team were Osby, Cameron Clark, Andrew Fitzgerald, Sam Grooms, and Steven Pledger. Starters for the White team were M'Baye, Isaiah Cousins, Buddy Hield, Casey Arent and Tyler Neal
Second-year coach Lon Kruger said if he had to give a game ball, it would be split between a few guys like Osby, Neal and Cousins.
“Pretty typical first scrimmage,” Kruger said. “Lot of good things. A lot of things we need to work on. Good to see the guys get out in front of people and transfer from practice to a gamelike situation.