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

HOUSTON — Sooners 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.

And while there was an element of truth in it, for the most part it hasn't been the case.

Before Saturday's game against Texas A&M, just once had a player other than Cameron Clark or Buddy Hield led the Sooners in scoring. In that one other game, the 101-91 win over Tulsa on Dec. 14, Hield was just one point off Jordan Woodard's game high of 24.

But at the Toyota Center on Saturday night, the Sooners showed just what Kruger had been talking about.

The total offensive output wasn't huge, though 64 points was respectable given the slow start. But the Sooners did that with a combined nine points from their two leading scorers.

Woodard continues to become a more consistent scoring threat and consistently gets to the free-throw line.

Over the last three games, Woodard has averaged 13 free-throw tries per game.

Oklahoma certainly took advantage of Texas A&M's shooting woes — the Aggies shot just 26.9 percent from the floor — but it still proved it could win while both Clark and Hield were cold from the floor.


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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