OU-Northern State: Report Card

Sooners Illustrated grades out OU's 75-64 win over the Wolves at Lloyd Noble Center Tuesday night.

Overall team performance: B-

This was the first game of the season and an exhibition game, so even though the grades could be lower, give the Sooners a little bit of a break for letting NSU hang around, lead most of the second half, and put a scare into them. Yes, 17 turnovers is high, and yes, shooting 4-for-17 from behind the arc is concerning, but the most important thing is this group that played together for the first time in a live contest found a way to overcome those issues and get a victory. They made the plays down the stretch that enabled them to persevere and win by double digits.

G Cade Davis: B+

It wasn't a spectacular showing for the team captain, but he put his team in a position to win the game with his hustle and fundamental play. Davis was only 4-for-13 from the field, but did manage to finish the game with 14 points. Most importantly, though, he took care of the basketball and was only one of three Sooners that didn't commit a turnover.

G Carl Blair: B

Eight assists to three turnovers is pretty good for a ball handler in his debut in an OU uniform. Blair played 21 minutes, and in that playing time, he also managed three points on 1-of-1 shooting to go along with a steal.

G Cameron Clark: B-

Another Sooner starting his first contest in the Crimson and Cream, Clark had nine points and four rebounds over 19 minutes playing time. He was 3-for-7 from the field, including 1-for-3 from three point range, and he also had a steal to go along with his point production. But Clark did turn the ball over a couple of times.

F Andrew Fitzgerald: B+

One of two returning players from last year's squad to be in tonight's starting lineup, Fitzgerald was the only OU player to post a double-double. He finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds, knocking down six of his nine attempts from the floor, and he also had two blocks and an assist. The only thing keeping him from the A-line were his three turnovers.

F Nick Thompson: C+

He managed eight boards, four in each half, as well as four points, all in the first half. Thompson played 23 minutes and also recorded a steal and an assist but had a pair of turnovers. He was only 1-of-5 from the field.

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