OU 72, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 42 | December 31, 2012 | Norman, Okla.
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the first game played at OU's McCasland Field House in 38 years, Oklahoma beat
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 72-42. It was OU's second-largest victory margin of the
season (beat ULM by 34 in season opener).
last regular season game at McCasland Field House was on March 5, 1975. In his
last home game as a Sooner, Alvan Adams registered 43 points and 25 rebounds in
an 84-79 win over Iowa State.
Sooners saw action today, and 11 played at least 10 minutes. Ten OU players scored,
with six of them recording at least seven points. No Sooner played more than 23
40-21 halftime lead was its largest of the season.
guard Steven Pledger led OU in scoring for the second straight game, registering
a game-high 17 points with the help of 5-for-10 3-point shooting in his 20 minutes.
Pledger, who moved into 27th place on OU's career scoring list with 1,160 points,
ranks fourth in school history with 205 treys (trails third-place Tim Heskett
by 10 makes).
Big 12 Rookie of the Week this morning, junior forward Amath M'Baye finished with
14 points and a team-high-tying 6 rebounds in 21 minutes of play. He was 7-for-11
from the field to increase his season field goal mark to .505. M'Baye has led
the team (or tied for the lead) in rebounding in eight of 12 games this year.
leading scorer and rebounder entering the day, senior forward Romero Osby made
his only field goal attempt of the game. He finished with 8 points with the help
of 6-for-6 free throw shooting. Osby has made his last 25 free throws (school
record is 37 consecutive makes by Nate Carter in 2006-07).
forward Andrew Fitzgerald came off the bench to supply 9 points -- tied for his
second largest output of the season -- in just 12 minutes. He was 4-for-4 from
the field and is 21 points shy of becoming the 39th member of OU's 1,000-point
his second career start, freshman guard Buddy Hield contributed 7 points, 5 rebounds
and 3 assists while committing just 1 turnover in 22 minutes.
guard Je'lon Hornbeak made his only field goal attempt (a 3-pointer) but tied
a career high with 5 assists. He added 2 steals and just 1 turnover in a team-high
forced 18 turnovers against a Texas A&M-Corpus Christi team that entered the game
averaging 11.8 per contest. The Sooners posted an 11-3 advantage in points off
turnovers and have outscored their opponents 198-131 in the category on the year.
The Islanders finished with 3 assists.
held the Islanders to .293 field goal shooting, an opponent season low. A&M-Corpus
Christi was 3-for-14 from behind the 3-point line (.214).
Sooners' nine 3-pointers tied a season high (also made nine in season opener against
was near perfect at the free throw line, going 15-for-16. Its .938 mark was its
second best of the year (went 18-for-19 vs. Texas A&M three games ago).
is off until Saturday when it opens Big 12 Conference play at West Virginia at
3 p.m. CT. The game will be televised by the Big 12 Network.