OU-Texas Tech: Report Card

NORMAN, Okla. — The grades are in from Tuesday evening's 64-55 win over the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

Overall team performance: C+

It was easily OU's ugliest team win of the season, as it shot just 38.9 percent from the field, including a miserable 1-of-11 from behind the arc. Still, the Sooners managed to come up victorious. That was in large part because of their defensive performance, which forced the Red Raiders into 21 turnovers and a worse shooting percentage of 32.6 percent. For the second consecutive game OU lost the rebounding battle, dropping 37-34 in that category. The only other bright spot was a 26-8 point differential in its favor in the paint.

F Andrew Fitzgerald: A

Fitzgerald had another solid outing, going 5-for-11 from the floor for 13 points. He also had four boards to go along with an assist. The 6-foot-8 forward made three of his four free throws, but also committed a pair of turnovers.

F Romero Osby: A+

More positive marks come Osby's way as well, as he also scored in double figures with 15. Osby converted 4-of-7 shots and was 7-for-8 from the charity stripe. Additionally, he brought down eight rebounds and was a defensive force in the paint with five blocks, plus a steal. Osby turned it over just once in 32 minutes.

G Sam Grooms: B

Grooms' major positive assist-to-turnover ratio is becoming a norm. He distributed four dimes to just one turn in 35 minutes Wednesday night. But he struggled shooting the ball, hitting just two of his eight attempts. Give him credit for bringing down four rebounds, blocking a shot, and recording a swipe, though.

G Steven Pledger: B-

Pledger's performance is actually quite deceiving until you dig deeper into the numbers. He finished with a game-high 17 points on 6-for-13 shooting, but his MO, the 3-ball, was way off in this one. Pledger went 1-for-6 from behind the arc. On top of that, he committed three turnovers, although he managed a block and a steal.

G Carl Blair: C-

Blair had four assists, but other than that, he didn't contribute much in 22 minutes. He failed to score and had two turnovers. Blair did manage a pair of rebounds and steals, but his shot was way off.

Bench: F

Guard Cameron Clark had 10 points, but it was on a less than impressive shooting night. Clark hit just 3-for-9 shots, and forward Tyler Neal was the only other reserve to get into the scoreboard. In fact, OU's bench was outscored 32-12 by Texas Tech. It's becoming the norm for this bench to get outscored by large amounts.

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