Dec. 31, 2009
Oklahoma dropped an 83-69 decision to Gonzaga in Spokane, Wash., despite shooting .500 from the field, .400 from 3-point range and .786 from the free throw line. OU dropped to 8-5 while Gonzaga improved to 10-3.
The Bulldogs, ranked No. 22 in the ESPN/USA Today coaches' poll, used a 15-4 first-half-ending run to turn a 37-30 lead into a a 52-34 advantage at the break. They shot .667 from the field in the first half and .692 from 3-point range (9-for-13).
The game was delayed for approximately 50 minutes after Tiny Gallon broke the backboard glass with 15:34 remaining in the second half.
Freshman Andrew Fitzgerald made his first career start and finished with 13 points and five rebounds in 21 minutes. The forward was 5-for-8 from the field.
Sophomore Willie Warren had his best 3-point shooting game of the year, going 4-for-5 from deep. Warren scored a game-high 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the floor.
Freshman point guard Tommy Mason-Griffin finished one point shy of a double-double. Mason-Griffin came off the bench to register 10 assists against just one turnover in 32 minutes.
Senior Tony Crocker, who averaged 18.0 points and 10.3 rebounds in OU's previous six games, was held to five points and one rebound on the night.
Sophomore guard Ray Willis played a season-high 17 minutes after not seeing action in OU's previous three games. Willis was 2-for-3 from 3-point range and scored eight points.
OU committed 13 turnovers to Gonzaga's 10, but the Bulldogs posted a 20-7 advantage in the points-off-turnovers category.
The Sooners close out the non-conference portion of their regular season Monday at 7 p.m. CST when they host Maryland Eastern Shore.