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

Oklahoma forward Ryan Spangler turned in a career game Monday night in the Sooners' 96-82 win over Mercer.

Spangler had career highs in points (20) and rebounds (13), adding two assists, a block and a steal.

Mercer coach Bob Hoffman, who got a look at Spangler in high school, heaped praise on the sophomore from Bridge Creek.

“When I saw him in high school, I thought he was one of the best rebounders in the country,” Hoffman said. “He could pursue the ball and rebound out of his area, and he doesn't tire when he rebounds. He gets back and get gets back quick.”

Five of Spangler's rebounds came on the offensive end.

CLARK LEAVES GAME LATE

Senior forward Cameron Clark didn't get a chance at his fourth consecutive 20-point game, leaving the contest with 3:07 remaining and heading straight to the locker room.

Sooners coach Lon Kruger said Clark was suffering from a headache but that he would be fine.

Clark scored 19 points on 7 of 13 shooting.

HOFFMAN'S HOMECOMING SPOILED

Hoffman is from Oklahoma City, was an assistant coach for the Sooners under Kelvin Sampson and had coaching stints at Oklahoma Baptist and Southern Nazarene.

by Ryan Aber
Reporter
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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