OU-CU: Report Card

NORMAN, Okla. — Sooners Illustrated grades out OU's 67-60 victory over the Colorado Buffaloes Saturday afternoon at Lloyd Noble Center.

Overall team performance: A

For the first time in more than a year when OU defeated Oklahoma State and Missouri back-to-back in 2010, the Sooners have won consecutive conference games after knocking off the Buffaloes. And they did it for the second straight game behind double-figure performances from all the starters. OU outshot CU 52.2 percent to 40.4 percent, but lost a number of other statistical categories, including rebounding (32-30 CU), points in the paint (32-22 CU), fast break points (8-4 CU) and bench points (17-2 CU). Despite that, though, the Sooners were resilient in taking command of the game in the second half and capturing another Big 12 victory.

G Cade Davis: A

He led the team in scoring for the second straight game, netting 15 points on 7-for-14 shooting, but he was only 1-for-7 from behind the arc. Davis finished with a near double-double, also collecting eight rebounds to go along with a pair of assists, a block and a steal.

G Steven Pledger: A

Pledger managed 11 points on 4-of-10 shooting in the contest. He also racked up three assists, two rebounds, a block and a steal, while playing 38 minutes. He only turned it over twice over that time span and also connected on his only two free throws.

G Cameron Clark: A+

Clark had the most complete performance, defending CU guard Cory Higgins very well, while scoring 13 points and adding seven rebounds to an outing that featured no turnovers in 37 minutes. He also had a steal.

G Carl Blair: A

He sealed this one up down the stretch, knocking down his final seven free throws after starting only 2-for-6 from charity. Because of that, he finished with 13 points, also distributing seven dimes. But he gave it up five times as well. The rest of Blair's day featured three rebounds and a steal.

F Andrew Fitzgerald: A-

Fitzgerald, who made six of his 11 shots, was the third player with 13 points, and he also brought down six boards. But Fitzgerald was only 1-for-4 from the line and committed four turnovers. He did block a shot and was strong on the defensive end.

Bench: C

It's hard to critique a pair of players that only combined for 11 minutes. But out of those two, forward C.J. Washington was the only one to score, hitting a couple free throws. He also recorded a steal. Guard Calvin Newell was the other bench player to see action, playing three minutes. The Buffaloes' reserves outscored the Sooner reserves 17-2.

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