OU-Texas Southern: Report Card

SI grades out the Sooners in their 82-52 Thursday night victory.

Overall team performance: A-

This one was never in doubt, as the Sooners trailed only once, at 6-5, early in the game. From that point, OU dominated behind 58.3 percent shooting and stifling defense. The Sooners limited TSU to only 32.7 percent shooting, including only 27.3 percent in the second half, on their way to leading by as much as 32 points late in the contest. And OU won the rebounding battle as handily as the game's score, cleaning up the glass by a 37-20 advantage. The only glaring issue with this performance was the fact that the Sooners turned it over 20 times.

G Cade Davis: A+

Twenty-one points on 6-for-10 shooting from behind the arc and 7-of-12 from the field overall to go along with three assists, three rebounds and no turnovers. How much better does it get than that? Davis had a breakout performance that was long overdue after two previous sluggish outings.

G Steven Pledger: B-

It's hard to believe a game-high scorer who posted 23 points on 8-for-16 shooting, including 4-of-10 from three-point range, finishes in the B-line. But it's because of turnovers. Pledger, in the point guard position, had only four assists to seven turnovers despite shooting the rock really well. He also had a block and two steals.

G Cameron Clark: B

Clark was in foul trouble for a lot of this game, a big reason why he played only 16 minutes. But he was efficient as well on the offensive end when he put it up, converting three of his four shots for seven points. He made 1-of-2 from behind the arc and played turnover-free basketball.

F Andrew Fitzgerald: C

Fitzgerald also battled foul trouble throughout, finishing with four throughout 20 minutes of playing time. And he turned it over four times as well, but he brought down two boards and scored the only shot attempted on the night.

F Nick Thompson: B+

He led the team with nine rebounds and also scored four points on 2-of-3 shooting. In 27 minutes, the improvement tonight for Thompson, though, was in the turnover column, where he only had a couple tonight. Coming off a five-turnover performance, he valued the ball better, but still wasn't quite as good as he needs to be in that department. Additionally, he recorded an assist and a steal.

Bench: A+

The Sooner reserves outscored the Tigers bench 25-8. That's another one of the most dominant stats in this game. Guards Carl Blair, Jr., Calvin Newell, T.J. Franklin and forwards C.J. Washington, Tyler Neal, Kyle Hardrick and Barry Honore all saw playing time and produced those 25 points on 7-for-12 shooting. Neal led the way with nine.

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