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Oklahoma 81, George Mason 66
Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013
BB&T Classic (Washington, D.C.)
• In the first meeting between the schools, Oklahoma outshot George Mason 48.3 percent to 30.2 percent and outrebounded the Patriots 51-29 for an 81-66 win in the BB&T Classic in Washington, D.C. OU improved to 8-1 while GMU fell to 5-4. The game was played at Verizon Center, home of the NBA’s Washington Wizards.
• The Sooners registered the 15-point victory despite getting outscored by 18 points from behind the 3-point line. OU finished 1-for-12 from deep (Jordan Woodard registered the make with 15 seconds left in the game) while George Mason was 7-for-28.
• Three Sooners registered double-doubles. Cameron Clark scored a game-high 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his first of the year. Ryan Spangler netted 13 points and tied a career high with 13 boards for his fourth of the season (third in the last four games). Buddy Hield finished with 12 points and 10 boards for his first career double-double.
• Woodard scored 15 points (one shy of his career high) on 5-for-7 field goal shooting and added a team-high three assists.
• Spangler was 5-for-6 from the free throw line. He entered the game with a .444 (12-for-27) season mark.
• Oklahoma's +22 rebounding margin occurred despite the fact it entered the game getting outboarded by 0.7 caroms a contest. George Mason entered the contest with a +4.5 average rebounding margin.
• The Sooners' 17 offensive rebounds and 18 second-chance points matched season highs.
• OU's 19 turnovers were four more than its previous season high (averaged 11.0 turnovers entering the day).
• Oklahoma posted a 50-20 advantage in points in the paint and outscored the Patriots 12-0 in transition.
• OU held senior guard Sherrod Wright to seven points on 2-for-9 shooting. Wright entered the game averaging 17.5 points per game and had scored in double figures in each of the team's previous eight contests (three games of at least 22).
• Oklahoma is off for finals week and will play again Saturday when its hosts Tulsa at 4 p.m. CT at Lloyd Noble Center. OU is 28-11 all-time against the Golden Hurricane and has won the last six meetings and 12 of the last 13.