Game Notes

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
NOVEMBER 28, 2012

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  Oklahoma Team Notes

Oklahoma snapped Oral Roberts' 24-game regular-season home court winning streak with a 63-62 victory. Trailing 48-39, the Sooners outscored ORU 24-14 the game's final 11:21.

OU improved to 2-0 in true road games this year. It finished 1-9 in true road outings each of the past three seasons.

The win marked the 499th in Lon Kruger's collegiate coaching career.

The Sooners won despite being held to .397 field goal and .200 (2-for-10) 3-point field goal marks. OU's win at UT Arlington on Nov. 16 came despite a .328 field goal performance.

ORU entered the game with a +8.5 rebounding margin per contest, but the Sooners won the boards battle, 37-33. OU is 5-0 this year when it outrebounds its opponent.

Eighteen of OU's 37 rebounds (49 percent) were offensive. It scored 17 second-chance points to ORU's 10 (12-4 second-half advantage).

OU's bench outscored ORU's 26-0. The Sooners' bench has been outscored just once this year (in loss to Gonzaga).
ORU senior guard Warren Niles scored a game-high 21 points. He entered the contest ranked fourth nationally with his .606 3-point percentage (20-for-33), but was 2-for-9 (.222) tonight.

Kruger goes for his 500th career collegiate win when OU hosts Northwestern State on Friday at 7 p.m. CT.
  Oklahoma Individual Notes

Junior F Amath M'Baye
M'Baye paced OU with 12 points and 9 rebounds. The reigning Big 12 Rookie of the Week was 6-for-13 from the field and added an assist and 2 steals.
Freshman G Buddy Hield
Hield came off the bench to supply 11 points, all in the game's final 13:28. He was 6-for-13 from the field.
Senior F Romero Osby
Osby contributed 11 points and 3 rebounds, including OU's final carom on Shawn Glover's missed field goal attempt with 1.4 seconds remaining.



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