Game Notes

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
NOVEMBER 25, 2012

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  Oklahoma Team Notes

Oklahoma claimed third place in the eight-team Old Spice Classic with a 77-70 win over West Virginia. OU is 2-1 all-time against WVU.

The Sooners shot a season-high .474 from the field while holding the Mountaineers to a .362 mark.

OU started the game 8-for-14 from the free throw line but made its last 11 attempts to finish 19-for-25 for a season-high .760 figure.

The game was just the second in Big 12 Conference history between league squads in regular season non-conference play. Texas beat Nebraska in a November 1996 non-league game in Austin (83-81 in overtime), during the first year of the conference.

Outside of Amath M'Baye and Jelon Hornbeak, five other Sooners scored between 6 and 9 points. OU's bench supplied 28 points (all five reserves scored).

OU got the win despite committing a season-high 27 fouls. West Virginia went 24-for-34 from the free throw line.

One game after getting outrebounded 51-24 by Gonzaga, Oklahoma posted a 39-38 rebounding edge against West Virginia. The Mountaineers entered the game outrebounding their opponents by 5.7 per game.
  Oklahoma Individual Notes

Junior F Amath M'Baye
M'Baye scored a season-high 19 points on 5-for-6 field goal and 9-for-13 free throw shooting. He added a team-high-tying 6 rebounds in a season-high 32 minutes of play.
Freshman F Je'lon Hornbeak
Hornbeak was 5-for-9 from the field and 2-for-3 from 3-point range en route to a career-high 14-point effort. He averaged 4.0 points in the three games prior to today (was scoreless Friday against Gonzaga).
Senior G Sam Grooms
Grooms played 24 minutes off the bench and handed out a game-high 4 assists without committing a turnover. He has 15 assists and just 3 turnovers on the year (5.0 ratio).



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