Oklahoma Postgame Notes

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma

• Junior guard Tony Crocker netted 20 points on 7-of-13 (.538) shooting.  He is averaging 14.1 ppg in his last seven contests, up from a 6.6 average over the first seven games of the season.

• Crocker has reached double figures in six of the last seven games after doing it once in OU's first seven.

• Hitting five treys in today’s game, Crocker has made four or more 3-pointers in four games already this season, just one shy of his tally from all of last year.

• It was Crocker’s seventh career 20-point game. The Sooners are 7-0 all-time when Crocker scores at least 20 points.

• Blake Griffin notched his 11th double-double in 14 games with 14 points and 12 rebounds.  He had 10 double-doubles all of last season.

• Taylor Griffin added eight points and a season-best 10 rebounds in just 21 minutes of action.

• Austin Johnson dished out three assists without committing a turnover.  Johnson boasts a 3-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio on the year (60 and 20).

• Omar Leary (season-high 11 points) and Ray Willis (10 points) both came off the bench and reached double figures.  It marked the first time since Dec. 15, 2007, in OU’s home win over Arkansas that the Sooners have had two non-starters score at least 10 points.

• Willis’ six rebounds marked a career best for the freshman guard, while Orlando Allen’s six points also set a career high.

• OU totaled 20 assists to CSU’s 10. Willie Warren dished out a game-high seven assists (while committing just one turnover), tying a career best for handouts.  Warren also scored 14 points in today’s win and is averaging 26.7 ppg over his last three games.

• Eight different Sooners recorded an assist, including a career-high two by freshman T.J. Franklin in three minutes of action.

• Oklahoma has hit 41 3-pointers in its last four contests (13 apiece in the last two) after hitting just 64 shots from long range over the first 10 games of the season. Prior to Tuesday’s Arkansas game, the last time OU made 13 treys in a game was against Denver in last season’s second game.

• The Sooners outrebounded the Eagles 48-29, including a 34-19 advantage on the defensive end.

• The Sooners improved to 13-0 all-time against Coppin State and 12-0 in Norman.  All 13 games have been decided by double digits.

• Oklahoma has won 69 of its last 71 home non-conference games dating back to the 1999-2000 season. 

• OU’s No. 4 ranking tied as the highest by a Coppin State opponent ever.  All of the Eagles’ previous games against fourth-ranked opponents have been losses to Big 12 squads (Kansas in 1994, Missouri in 2003).

• OU closes out the non-conference portion of its regular season schedule at home against Maryland Eastern Shore (Monday at 7 p.m.).  If Oklahoma wins, it will post the best regular season non-conference record (14-1) since 1987-88 (15-1).

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