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OU basketball: Sooners show scoring depth against Texas A&M

OU basketball coach Lon Kruger has said it repeatedly over the season's first two months. He's talked about Oklahoma's scoring depth and how on any given night, one of a handful of players could carry the load offensively.
by Ryan Aber Published: December 22, 2013


photo - Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield, left, reaches for the ball from Texas A&M’s Fabyon Harris during first-half action on Saturday in Houston. AP Photo
Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield, left, reaches for the ball from Texas A&M’s Fabyon Harris during first-half action on Saturday in Houston. AP Photo

The duo, who came in averaging a combined 36.2 points per game, hit just 5 of 17 shots.

“Cam didn't seem to have the rhythm that he's had, for sure,” Kruger said. “I thought Tyler (Neal) was terrific when he went in there, especially rebounding the basketball. … Again, depth on this squad is going to be good for us, and when a guy has a little bit of an off night, other guys can step up and play their minutes well.”

The Sooners scored 19 second-chance points off 14 offensive rebounds. Ryan Spangler had five offensive rebounds.

Things are about to get more difficult for the Sooners, who don't play again until they host Louisiana Tech on Dec. 30.

OU begins Big 12 play Jan. 4 in Austin against Texas, a team that is playing well and then hosts No. 18 Kansas and No. 17 Iowa State.

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics 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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