OU-Louisiana Tech Game Notes

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
DECEMBER 30, 2013
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Oklahoma vs. Louisiana Tech
Dec. 30, 2013

• Oklahoma lost for only the second time this year in a 102-98 overtime outcome against Louisiana Tech.  It was the Bulldogs’ first win against the Sooners in nine tries (third overtime game).

• OU senior Cameron Clark forced overtime when he rebounded Jordan Woodard’s missed 3-point attempt, dribbled back out and hit a twisting, desperation 3 at the buzzer.  The Sooners (11-2) led by four in the extra session with 1:45 to go, but the Bulldogs hit 13 of 14 free throw tries in overtime to improve to 11-3.

• The loss was just OU’s fourth in its last 104 home non-conference games.

• The Sooners lost despite six players scoring in double figures for the first time this season.

• Clark scored a team-high 26 points, 20 of them after halftime, and added eight rebounds, two assists and two steals in 36 minutes.  It was his sixth game of at least 20 points this season and third-highest total of the year.

• Ryan Spangler matched career highs with 20 points and 13 rebounds (fourth game of 13 boards this season) before fouling out in overtime.  The sophomore forward was 7-for-12 from the field and has shot at least 50 percent from the floor in every game this year.  He has led OU in rebounding in 10 of 13 games.

• Freshman guard Jordan Woodard scored all 13 of his points after halftime.  He entered the game ranked third in the Big 12 with a 2.6 assist-to-turnover ratio but finished tonight’s contest with a season-low-tying two assists and a season-high eight turnovers.

• Isaiah Cousins and Frank Booker each scored 12 points.  It was a career high for Booker, a freshman who is averaging 9.0 points over the last three outings.

• Sophomore guard Buddy Hield reached double figures in scoring for the 12th time in 13 games.  He finished with 10 points, three rebounds and three assists in 32 minutes.

• Oklahoma had outrebounded its previous four opponents by an average of 12.0 per game, but were outboarded 43-42 tonight.

• Sophomore guard Alex Hamilton scored a career-high 31 points for Louisiana Tech after having just three at halftime.  He was 14-for-18 from the free throw line (13-for-16 after intermission).

• Oklahoma begins Big 12 play Saturday at Texas.  The 7 p.m. CT game will be televised by the Longhorn Network.



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