OU-Texas Report Card

NORMAN, Okla. -- Sooners Illustrated's grades are in on OU's 68-52 Wednesday loss to the Texas Longhorns at Lloyd Noble Center.

Overall team performance: D+

The Sooners were lackadaisical from the opening tipoff, falling behind by double digits in the first five-plus minutes and never growing closer than that again. They lacked any type of offensive flow, in large part because of Texas' stifling defense, which held them to 32.1 percent shooting. On the other side of the ball, the Sooners struggled mightily as well, allowing Texas to convert 53.2 percent of its shots in the contest. OU was out-rebounded 38-27 and dominated in the paint 28-14. Perhaps the one and only bright spot was the turnover battle, where OU committed a season-low eight to Texas' 14.

G Cade Davis: C+

Davis finished with eight points on 3-for-9 shooting from the field. He made only 1-of-3 from behind the arc, while also splitting a pair of free throws and bringing down two rebounds to go along with three assists. Davis didn't turn the ball over, so that was a positive in an otherwise mediocre night.

G Steven Pledger: B-

Stats alone may point towards a borderline A-performance. But even though Pledger finished with the highest shooting percentage of any Sooner in the game, making 5-of-12 shots for 13 points, he missed a number of bunnies, including one on the game's first possession. He was, however, 3-for-4 from long range and also had two rebounds, despite also committing two turnovers.

G Cameron Clark: D-

The last couple of games have been rough for the talented freshman. Clark finished the Red River Rivalry game with only two points on 1-for-3 shooting and managed just a pair of rebounds as well in 29 minutes. He had three turns, but contributed with an assist, block and steal.

G Carl Blair: B+

Blair wasn't particularly effective scoring the basketball, as he made just 2-of-8 for seven points. But he finished with five assists to only one turnover. Blair was also a perfect 3-for-3 from the charity stripe and brought down a couple rebounds.

F Andrew Fitzgerald: A-

Fitzgerald was the high-point man for the Sooners with his 16 points on 6-for-16 shooting. Additionally, he had five rebounds, a block and a steal and was 4-for-6 from the line. Fitzgerald had the most complete game of any OU starter.

Bench: B-

If the grade went just to forward Tyler Neal, it would be an A. Neal scored six points and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds, also going 3-for-4 from the stripe, in 20 minutes playing time. But the rest of the bench players, including guard Calvin Newell and forwards C.J. Washington and Barry Honore, failed to score and provided just one rebound and an assist but two turnovers in 20 minutes.

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