Share “OU basketball notebook: Sam Grooms notches...”

OU basketball notebook: Sam Grooms notches double-double

by Michael Baldwin Published: February 6, 2012
Advertisement

Junior point guard Sam Grooms dished out 10 assists and scored a season-high 17 points in Oklahoma's 71-68 loss to Missouri Monday night. It was the first time since New Year's Eve that Grooms has scored in double figures.

Coaches have encouraged Grooms to shoot more with defenses sagging off. Grooms was 7-of-9 from the field, including draining five midrange jumpers.

“We've talked to him the past couple of days that elbow jumper is going to be there, so step up and be aggressive,” said OU coach Lon Kruger. “He did it with confidence. We liked his attack on the offensive end.”

CLARK IN ANOTHER SLUMP

Sophomore guard Cameron Clark's up-and-down career has hit another speed bump. Clark averaged 9.0 points over a five-game stretch but has averaged only 2.7 points and is shooting 20.0 percent the past three games.

Clark played 16 minutes the first half against Missouri but only two minutes the second half.

“I still think Cam is going to do more,” Kruger said. “We want him to attack and be more aggressive. We think he can. We know he can. We expect him to still. It was great to see Carl (Blair) knock down some shots. We need that from Carl as well.”

Inheriting most of Clark's second-half minutes, Blair registered six points, five rebounds and three assists. Both of his baskets were 3-pointers.

Continue reading this story on the...

by Michael Baldwin
Redhawks, Barons, MLB, NFL Reporter
Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
+ show more


Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Tulsa secret Santa pays off Wal-Mart layaways, hands out gift cards
  2. 2
    Cuban-born Tulsans have different perspectives on policy shift
  3. 3
    Bo Pelini rips Nebraska A.D. Shawn Eichorst in expletive-filled talk during final meeting with...
  4. 4
    More theaters bail on 'The Interview' in wake of hackers' threat
  5. 5
    Tulsa Washington alum Tyler Lockett on AFCA Coaches' All-American Team
+ show more