OU-Kansas State Report Card

Sooners Illustrated's grades are in on OU's 77-62 weekend loss to the Wildcats in Manhattan, Kan.

Overall team performance: D+

The Sooners led just twice in this game, and both times were early in the first half. From that point on, the Wildcats really dictated the tempo of the contest, outmuscling OU on the boards 31-25, forcing 15 turnovers to only 12 of their own and outshooting the visitors, albeit it narrowly, 45.3 percent to 44.7 percent. They also had six more assists than the Sooners and led by double digits for a large part of the game except when OU made a run to cut it to five in the middle stages of the second half.

G Cade Davis: A+

It it weren't for Davis, it's safe to say the Sooners wouldn't have even been in this game at any point. He was nearly perfect, going 8-for-9 from the field to lead the team with 21 points. Davis was 4-for-5 from behind the arc and also had seven rebounds and two assists.

G Steven Pledger: C

Pledger, on the other hand, couldn't buy a shot. He finished just 2-of-10 shooting and failed to hit one from 3-point range with his 0-of-5 performance. In 38 minutes playing time, Pledger managed just four points along with four rebounds and three assists.

G Cameron Clark: C-

He wasn't quite as poor from the field, but he produced less in more time. Clark closed the contest with six points on 3-for-8 shooting and also failed to hit either of his shots from long range in nearly all 40 minutes.. He missed his only free throw attempt, while bringing down just a pair of rebounds and blocking a shot. Clark committed one turnover.

G Carl Blair: C-

Blair was particularly inefficient taking care of the basketball. Although he hit 50 percent of his eight looks for 10 points, he committed six turnovers to just four assists for a negative assist-turnover ratio. The positives were those four assists, four boards and a couple of steals.

F Andrew Fitzgerald: B

Fitzgerald was solid from the free throw line, hitting 6-of-7, but he was less successful from the field, making only 2-of-8. Still, he finished with 10 points and five rebounds and added a block but had two turnovers.

Bench: B-

Four Sooner reserves kept pace with seven Wildcat reserves, scoring 11 points to KSU's 13 off the bench. They logged 29 minutes and went 2-for-4 from the field and 6-for-6 from the free throw line, while also netting a block and a steal but three turnovers.

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