OU basketball: Cam Clark leads OU past West Virginia

The Sooners moved one step closer to wrapping up second place in the Big 12 standings.
by Ryan Aber Modified: March 5, 2014 at 11:08 pm •  Published: March 5, 2014

NORMAN — Cam Clark certainly went out in style.

In his final basketball game at Lloyd Noble Center, Clark turned in one of the best all-around performances of his career, finishing with his second double-double of the season as No. 23-ranked Oklahoma beat West Virginia 72-62 to move one step closer to wrapping up second place in the Big 12.

“It was great to see Cam finish like he did,” Sooners coach Lon Kruger said. “What a great career. We needed him very badly.”

Clark finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

“It was good,” Clark said of his performance. “We got the win. That’s all I was really focused on. Just glad I played well in my last game here.”

Oklahoma (22-8, 11-6 Big 12) will wrap up the regular season at TCU at 3 p.m. Saturday.

The Sooners would finish second in the league with a win over the Horned Frogs or a Texas loss to Texas Tech that same day.

TCU has not won a conference game this season.

The Sooners led for much of the game Wednesday but couldn’t pull away until Buddy Hield got going.

The sophomore guard had missed his first seven shots but hit a 3-pointer just past the midpoint of the second half to put the Sooners up four. Hield then hit two more threes on OU’s next three possessions to stretch the lead.

“I only need one to go down, and I feel like I’ll make all of them afterwards,” Hield said.

He didn’t make all of them but closed 4-of-5 from the field.

“I felt it coming,” Hield said. “I just focused in, locked in and I just took my time and knocked down the shot.

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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