Game Notes

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
NOVEMBER 11, 2012

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  Oklahoma Team Notes

OU has now won 26 of its last 28 season-opening games and 33 of its last 34 home openers.

The Sooners have won 93 of their last 95 non-conference home games and the past 35 in a row.

Twelve OU players saw action in the game, with 10 of them playing at least 14 minutes. Freshman Je'lon Hornbeak's 28 minutes led the team.

Oklahoma's well-balanced attack saw seven players score at least nine points. Four of them finished with at least 10.

OU outscored ULM 42-26 in the paint and 16-6 on second-chance points. The Sooners also held a 17-13 advantage in points off turnovers and scored 11 fast-break points to the Warhawks' 10.

The freshman trio of Je'lon Hornbeak, Buddy Hield and Isaiah Cousins totaled 24 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists in their collegiate debut. The first-year Sooners were led by Hornbeak's 10 points and Hield's 9.

OU outscored the Warhawks by 18 points from 3-point range. The Sooners were 9-for-23 (.391) while ULM was 3-for-16 (.188).

The Sooners outrebounded ULM by a 49-30 margin and pulled down 16 offensive boards to the Warhawks' 8.

Oklahoma recorded 20 assists on its 32 field goals. Five Sooners handed out 5 assists each (Cousins, Hornbeak and senior Sam Grooms).

After shooting .417 from the field in the first half, OU posted a .531 second-half mark. It outshot ULM .471 to .345 on the day.

The win for Lon Kruger was the 495th of his collegiate coaching career.
  Oklahoma Individual Notes

Steven Pledger
Pledger led OU with 15 points and was 5-for-9 from 3-point range. The senior moved into fifth place on the school's all-time 3-pointers list, passing Cade Davis. Pledger has 183 career makes and is 15 behind Tony Crocker (fourth place).
Andrew Fitzgerald
Coming off the bench for the first time since his freshman year, senior Andrew Fitzgerald had 12 points and 6 rebounds in 15 minutes on the floor. Fitzgerald helped OU to a 37-14 advantage in bench points, including a 20-1 margin in the first half.
Amath M'Baye
In his OU debut, junior transfer Amath M'Baye had 12 points, a game-high 9 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocks in 22 minutes. The Preseason Big 12 Newcomer of the Year was 6-of-9 from the floor.



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