|Oklahoma Team Notes|
Oklahoma outscored Texas A&M 23-13 over the final 11:41 in the Sooners' 64-54 All-College Classic win in Oklahoma City. It was OU's second-largest victory margin of the year and largest since the season opener vs. ULM (won 85-51).
With the game tied at 41, the Sooners went on an 8-0 run to take command and increased their lead to as many as 14 (62-48) with 4:00 remaining.
OU won despite being held to a .389 field goal mark. The win was the Sooners' fourth this year when shooting below .400.
Oklahoma's bench outscored A&M's 33-13. Junior guard Cameron Clark came off the bench to score a season-high 17 points on 8-for-12 shooting, while freshman Buddy Hield contributed 12 points in a reserve role. OU's bench has been outscored just twice this year.
The Sooners were victorious despite getting no field goal production from three starters. Isaiah Cousins (0-for-4), Je'lon Hornbeak (0-for-6) and Amath M'Baye (0-for-3) combined to go 0-for-13 from the floor.
OU forced a season-high 19 turnovers and registered a season-high 10 steals. It posted a 20-9 scoring advantage off turnovers.
The Sooners improved to 52-11 all-time in the All-College and won for the 17th time in their last 20 appearances in the event. Oklahoma also improved to 30-10 all-time against Texas A&M. The Aggies had won nine of the last 13 matchups.
OU plays again on Tuesday when it hosts Stephen F. Austin at 7 p.m. CT. The game will be televised by Sooner Sports TV.
|Oklahoma Individual Notes|
Senior F Romero Osby
Osby, who averaged 19.7 points in three games against Texas A&M last season, scored a game-high 19 today. He was 5-for-9 from the field and 9-for-9 from the free throw line while grabbing a team-high 7 rebounds.
Senior G Steven Pledger
Pledger also reached double figures in scoring with 10 points. He was limited to 21 minutes (sat final 14:50 of first half after picking up second foul). Pledger was 2-for-3 from 3-point range. His second trey was the 198th of his career and tied him for fourth place on OU's career list (Tony Crocker). He also moved past Terry Stotts and Kevin Bookout into 28th place on the Sooners' all-time scoring list (now has 1,113 points).