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Oklahoma 101, Tulsa 91
Dec. 14, 2013
• Oklahoma improved to 9-1 with a 101-91 home win over Tulsa. Five Sooners scored in double figures for the fifth time this season (OU had five double-digit scorers in a game three times all of last season).
• The Sooners scored 101 points for the second time this year. The last time OU had multiple 100-point games in a season was during the 2004-05 campaign (also twice). OU had reached 100 points in a game one time in the previous eight seasons.
• Oklahoma scored 40 points in the first half and 61 in the second (the 61 were its most in a half since scoring 67 in the first 20 minutes at Colorado during the 1995-96 season). The Sooners have scored at least 40 points in 17 of their 20 halves this season. Last year they scored 40 or more in a half 17 times all season (out of 64 halves).
• Prior to two games ago, the Sooners were being outrebounded by 0.7 boards per game. Last Sunday OU posted a 51-29 rebounding advantage over George Mason and today won the board battle by a 43-32 count.
• In a rare collegiate matchup between brothers, OU’s Jordan Woodard and Tulsa’s James Woodard paced their teams in scoring. Jordan registered career highs of 24 points and eight assists while James Woodard finished with 19 points and a team-high six rebounds. Their older sister, Jasmyne Walker, sang the national anthem.
• Jordan Woodard scored his 24 points despite attempting only four field goal attempts (made three shots). He scored 17 points at the free throw line on a school-record-tying 22 attempts. Corey Brewer also attempted 22 free throws against Tulsa on Dec. 28, 1996, in Oklahoma City.
• Over the last five games, Jordan Woodard is averaging 15.2 points on .536 field goal and .700 (7-for-10) 3-point shooting. He has already attempted 77 free throws on the season (averaging 7.7 per game).
• Sophomore guard Buddy Hield scored a career-high-tying 23 points on 8-for-15 field goal, 3-for-7 3-point and 4-for-6 free throw shooting. He tallied 16 of his 23 in the second half and has now scored in double figures in all 10 games (did it seven times all of last season).
• Sophomore guard Isaiah Cousins finished with 15 points today, tying his second highest career output (19 this year versus Michigan State and 15 versus Seton Hall). He did not score more than 10 points in a game last season but has netted 10 or more in six of the last seven. He was 2-for-4 from 3-point range today, upping his season percentage to .478 (11-for-23). Last year he shot .250 from deep (10-for-40).
• Senior forward Cameron Clark scored 15 points and tied a team-high with eight rebounds. He has scored in double figures in all but one game (eight points).
• After missing the last game with a sprained ankle, senior forward Tyler Neal came off the bench to supply a season-high-tying 12 points and a career-high-tying eight rebounds in 17 minutes. He was 4-for-6 from the field and 2-for-4 from 3-point range. He has scored 12 points three times this year after not reaching double figures in any game last season.
• Sophomore forward Ryan Spangler played just 12 minutes due to a bruised calf he sustained in the first half. He finished with two points (1-for-2 shooting), six rebounds and one assist in his limited time. He did not play after halftime.
• OU is back home Tuesday when its hosts UT Arlington at 7 p.m. CT.