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Oklahoma vs. UT Arlington
Dec. 17, 2013
• Oklahoma posted its sixth straight victory with a 91-89 home win over UT Arlington. OU improved to 10-1 on the year while UTA, which has played seven road games, fell to 4-7.
• The Sooners improved to 7-0 all-time against the Mavericks.
• OU’s win was its 100th in its last 103 home non-conference games.
• Oklahoma’s 10-1 start is its second best in the last 11 years. The 2008-09 Sooners began the year 25-1.
• Oklahoma took a 14-point lead (70-56) with 12:38 remaining but UTA responded with a 25-11 run over the next six-and-half minutes to tie the game at 81 with 6:03 to go. Buddy Hield made a free throw on OU’s next possession to put the Sooners ahead until UTA tied the game at 89 with 41 seconds left. Cameron Clark’s free throws with 9.7 seconds left were the final points of the game as the Mavericks missed a potential game-tying 2-point attempt at the buzzer.
• The Sooners endured an opponent-season-high 13 3-point makes by UTA, nine of them in the second half. OU finished 11-for-24 from long distance. The 11 makes were one shy of a season high.
• Senior forward Cameron Clark scored a game-high 31 points for OU, one shy of his career high. He made a career-high five 3-pointers on seven attempts and finished 11-for-18 overall and 4-for-4 at the free throw line while grabbing six rebounds and registering three steals. Clark has led OU in scoring in six of the last nine outings and on the year is averaging 18.9 points while shooting .515 from 3-point range (17-for-33). Last year he attempted one 3-pointer on the entire season.
• Sophomore guard Buddy Hield scored in double figures for the 11th time in 11 games, finishing with 19 points with the help of a career-high four 3-pointers on eight attempts. He added six rebounds and three assists.
• Sophomore forward Ryan Spangler, who was limited to only 12 minutes Saturday against Tulsa due to a leg injury, logged 30 minutes tonight and finished with 16 points and a team-high eight rebounds. He was 6-for-7 from the field to improve his season percentage to .676. He has shot at least 50 percent from the field in all 11 games.
• One game after handing out a career-high eight assists, freshman guard Jordan Woodard registered 12 assists tonight while committing just one turnover in a career-high 36 minutes. He added seven points and three rebounds.
• Oklahoma posted a 38-34 rebounding advantage but was outscored 40-24 in the paint. Both teams committed 12 turnovers.
• UT Arlington senior guard Reger Dowell scored 30 points, the most by an OU opponent this season. The transfer from Oklahoma State was 11-for-17 from the field and 5-for-8 from 3-point range. He has made 44 3-pointers through 11 games.
• OU is back in action Saturday when it meets Texas A&M in the Dickie’s Classic at 6 p.m. CT in Houston, Texas. The game, part of the Big 12-SEC Challenge, will be televised by ESPNU and be played at the Toyota Center.