OU basketball notebook: Sooners' Ryan Spangler says his effort wasn't good enough

Spangler has been OU's leading rebounder in 10 of 13 games.
by Ryan Aber Published: December 30, 2013
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photo - Oklahoma's Ryan Spangler (00) has the ball knocked away by Louisiana Tech's Michale Kyser (1) during a men's college basketball game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla.,  Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. Louisiana Tech won 102-98 in overtime. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma's Ryan Spangler (00) has the ball knocked away by Louisiana Tech's Michale Kyser (1) during a men's college basketball game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla., Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. Louisiana Tech won 102-98 in overtime. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Ryan Spangler turned in his best overall day as a Sooner in the 102-98 overtime loss to Louisiana Tech on Monday night.

Spangler tied career highs in points (20) and rebounds (13) before fouling out in the final minute of overtime.

Spangler took no pleasure in it afterward.

“Obviously it wasn't good enough,” he said. “We got the loss. There are things I need to work on; it doesn't matter what the stats say. I can always get more rebounds, help my guards when they need it. I struggled with that today. I need to work on things.”

The sophomore forward was 7 of 12 from the field, continuing his streak of shooting better than 50 percent from the floor in every game this season.

Spangler has been the Sooners' leading rebounder in 10 of 13 games.

WHITE HAS HIGH PRAISE FOR WOODARD

Freshman point guard Jordan Woodard had a rough go of it early against Louisiana Tech.

The Bulldogs forced Woodard into five first-half turnovers, a season-high before the first 20 minutes were up.

Woodard rebounded with a strong second half, though, and finished with 13 points, three steals and eight turnovers.


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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