Dec. 15, 2007
The Sooners scored 83 points today against the Razorbacks, who entered the game first in the SEC in points allowed at 58.1 per contest.
Eighteen of OU's 28 made field-goals came off of an assist (64.3 percent).
Despite going to the free throw line three fewer times than Arkansas (20 for OU to the Razorbacks' 23), the Sooners scored seven more points from the charity stripe than the Hogs. OU was 16-of-20 (.800) from the line while Arkansas made nine of its 17 free-throw attempts (.529).
Oklahoma improved to 8-0 when leading at the half.
Oklahoma's 83 points were its most against an SEC opponent since scoring 88 in an overtime contest against the Razorbacks in 2001.
OU recorded 20 points off of 10 Arkansas turnovers while committing a season-low eight turnovers themselves.
The Sooners connected on 28-of-56 (.500) field goal attempts, and shot .542 (13-of-24) in the second half. It was the sixth game of the year that OU shot at least .500 from the floor.
Oklahoma used its seventh different starting lineup on the year with Tony Crocker, David Godbold, Taylor Griffin, Austin Johnson and Longar Longar earning the starting nod. Freshman Blake Griffin came off the bench for the first time this season.
The Sooners recorded eight steals on the afternoon, all in the first half.
Oklahoma has won the last five contests against Arkansas and trimmed the Razorbacks' series lead 12-10.
Leading by three with 4:30 remaining in the second half, the Sooners went on a decisive 7-0 run capped by a Longar Longar dunk at the 2:20 mark to lead by 10.
Five different Sooners scored in double figures on the afternoon (Longar-17, Johnson-17, Crocker-12, Leary-12, B. Griffin-11).
Omar Leary was 4-for-4 from 3-point range (all in the first half). He was 3-for-16 over the last five games.
Austin Johnson scored a season-high 17 points including 14 in the second half.
Longar Longar matched Johnson with 17 points of his own on 7-of-9 shooting. Longar also added seven boards and a game-high four blocks (all after halftime).
Tony Crocker finished with 12 points on 4-of-12 shooting. All but a pair of the sophomore's points came in the second half where he drained three 3-pointers on four second-half attempts after missing all four of his attempts from beyond the arc in the first half.
Godbold's five assists tied a career high while Taylor Griffin's three steals also tied a career best.