OU basketball notebook: Ryan Spangler turns in career game

The sophomore from Bridge Creek had career highs in points (20) and rebounds (13) while also adding two assists, a block and a steal.
by Ryan Aber Published: December 2, 2013

It wasn't the best of return trips as Hoffman's team trailed by as many as 31 points in the second half.

“It wasn't very fun,” Hoffman said. “It was great to see people. The very first day we got here on Saturday, I got to see one of the players I coached at Piedmont — the very first team I ever coached 9,000,000 years ago so I got to see a lot of people.

“But it would've been a lot more fun to be able to have competed at a little higher level than we did tonight. … This is a special place, it's a special state and I've been blessed to be part of a lot of fun things that have happened for basketball in this state.”


The Sooners will host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The Islanders have lost four consecutive games and are 3-6 entering the game.

John Jordan, a 5-foot-10 guard, leads Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in scoring with 15.4 points per game.

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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