Nov. 23, 2010
Oklahoma fell behind 12-0 and 16-2 and was unable to bounce back in a 74-56 loss to Virginia in the second round of the EA SPORTS Maui Invitational. The Sooners fell to 3-2 on the year with the defeat.
OU committed 17 turnovers to Virginia's nine. The Cavaliers outscored the Sooners 24-4 in points off turnovers.
Virginia also outscored Oklahoma by seven at the free throw line. The Cavs made 17 free throws on 27 attempts while OU went 10-for-14.
Trailing 40-25 at the half, the Sooners used an 8-1 run to close the margin to eight (41-33) with 16:43 remaining. Virginia quickly responded with a 9-0 spurt to go back up by 17.
Freshman forward Tyler Neal, who did not play yesterday against Kentucky, racked up career highs of 16 points and six rebounds to pace the Sooners in both categories. He played a career-high 24 minutes, including the entire second half. Neal was 4-for-6 from the field, 2-for-4 from 3-point range and 6-for-6 at the free throw line.
Senior guard Cade Davis had 12 of OU's 25 points at halftime and finished with 15. He is averaging 19.7 points over the last three contests. He was 3-for-7 from 3-point range on the day and is shooting .424 from deep on the year.
Sophomore forward Andrew Fitzgerald battled early foul trouble and finished with nine points on 3-for-4 field goal shooting. He played just 19 minutes.
Junior forward C.J. Washington contributed four points, five rebounds and a game-high three blocked shots.
Freshman guard Cameron Clark entered the game without a turnover in 116 minutes of action this season. He committed three turnovers today and was held scoreless.
Junior forward Nick Thompson, who was averaging 31.3 minutes per contest on the year, did not score in his nine minutes today.
Oklahoma will play Chaminade (3-2) on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. CT in a game televised by ESPNU.