OU basketball: Sooners hanging in there despite injury bug

Going into Monday's 7:05 p.m. nonconference finale at home against Louisiana Tech, the Sooners are in solid shape offensively and coming along defensively.
by Ryan Aber Published: December 29, 2013

“He's really our energy of our team,” Cameron Clark said. “He just knows the game. He's our leader defensively. He's still not 100 percent, but that's the type of player he is. He busts it every night.”

Spangler said he was still being affected by the injury, mainly cramping in the leg. He said he hoped to ditch the compression sleeve in the next few weeks.

As for Hornbeak, the Sooners' sixth man and backup point guard took a step toward returning over the last few days.

Over Christmas break, Hornbeak ditched the boot he has worn since his injury. He returned to practice in a limited capacity late in the week.

Sooners coach Lon Kruger said there was still some hope that Hornbeak would be available for the Big 12 opener Saturday at Texas, but his return could come Jan. 8 against Kansas or Jan. 11 against Iowa State.

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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