Overall team performance: B+
The Sooners exploded out of the gates to an early 21-6 lead in the first half, but then let it slip away and fell short in a good old-fashioned Bedlam battle that went down to the wire. Though it was a loss, there were a ton of positives in this one. OU committed just 11 turnovers in a hostile road atmosphere, was 92.3 percent (24-of-26) from the free throw line and shot well from the field at 43.6 percent. They fought to the finish, although it still came up as a loss.
G Cade Davis: A-
Davis fought foul trouble throughout, but he managed 18 points on 6-for-15 shooting, and he also picked up a pair of assists and steals, along with a block and a rebound. He was a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line but only shot 2-for-7 from 3-point range.
G Steven Pledger: C
He hit only two of his eight attempts, including a 1-for-6 showing from long range, on his way to nine points. Pledger also got into early foul trouble, racking up two fouls in the first 1:39. Because of that, he only played 23 minutes, and he had an assist, block and a rebound but also two turnovers. Pledger did, though, make all four of his free throws.
G Cameron Clark: D+
Clark was nonexistent offensively, as he failed to score in 29 minutes. He was 0-for-3 from the field in the contest. The positives, though, were five rebounds, two steals and an assist. Other than that, he struggled in this one.
G Carl Blair: C-
As OU's point guard, Blair failed to distribute even one assist in 25 minutes, while he committed six turnovers. But he did manage 13 points, most of those at the charity stripe, where he was a perfect 9-of-9. He was 2-for-9 shooting and also had two rebounds and a steal.
F Andrew Fitzgerald: A
Fitzgerald probably had the most complete game of any starter, scoring 18 points on 7-for-12 field goal shooting and adding five rebounds. Additionally, he tossed a pair of assists, blocked a shot and had a swipe. Fitzgerald turned it over twice in 39 minutes. The only other stat to mention here was his solid free throw shooting, where he was 4-for-5.
Sooner reserves put together their best performance in quite some time, outscoring OSU's bench 17-8. Guard Calvin Newell and forwards C.J. Washington, Tyler Neal and Barry Honore combined for that point total along with 12 of the team's 28 rebounds. The four were 7-for-8 from the field and added an assist, block and steal but just one turnover in 52 minutes.