Arkansas 81, OU 78 | December 3, 2012 | Fayetteville, Ark.
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fell to 6-2 on the year with its 81-78 defeat at Arkansas. It was OU's first loss
in three true road games this season.
game marked OU's sixth away from home in its last seven contests. It was the Sooners'
sixth game in 13 days.
shot a season-high .554 from the field (previous high was .474 vs. West Virginia).
However, the Sooners allowed Arkansas to shoot an opponent-season-high .526 (previous
high allowed was .473 at Oral Roberts). OU entered the game shooting .403 and
UA entered the game shooting .429.
took a 6-2 lead with the help of a pair of dunks by Amath M'Baye
, but Arkansas
answered with 7 straight points to go up 9-6. The Sooners didn't lead again until
hit a 3-pointer with 22 seconds left in the game to put
them up 78-77.
sophomore guard B.J. Young
hit the game-winning shot with 14.7 seconds
remaining. Averaging 21.4 points entering the game, Young finished with a season-low
10 points on 4-for-12 shooting. He handed out 8 assists while committing just
junior forward Marshawn Powell
scored a career-high 33 points on 11-for-17
field goal and 4-for-6 3-point shooting. He entered the game 3-for-10 from 3-point
range on the year.
senior forward Romero Osby
scored a season-high 22 points (most by a Sooner
this season) even though he came off the bench for the first time in his 39 games
at OU. He made 9 shots on 12 attempts in his 26 minutes but missed the potential
18-foot game-winner in the waning seconds.
Sooners lost for the first time this year when outrebounding their opponent (31-26
in favor of OU on the glass tonight).
converted its 6 second-half offensive rebounds into 12 points.
14 points were his second most as a Sooner. He was 6-for-10 from the floor and
tied Osby for team-high rebounding honors with 6.
had gone 4-for-16 from 3-point range over the previous four games but was 4-for-7
tonight to finish with 12 points. He moved into 30th place on OU's all-time scoring
list (passed Damon Patterson and is now 1 point behind Terry Stotts with 1,013
points). Pledger ranks fifth on the school's career 3-pointers list (2 behind
Tony Crocker with 196).
in part to Osby's 22 points, OU's bench scored a season-high 41 points tonight
(to Arkansas' 22). OU's previous high was 37 in the season-opening win over ULM.
is off until Dec. 15 when it faces Texas A&M in the All-College Classic in Oklahoma
City. The game will start at 1 p.m. CT and be televised by ESPNU.