OU-Baylor: Report Card

NORMAN, Okla. — The grades are in from Tuesday evening's 77-65 loss to the Bears.

Overall team performance: B

This is one of those games where, as cliche as it may be, the Sooners just couldn't get over the hump. They were right there on a number of occasions and had a bounce with a different way, things could have been completely different. One reason they weren't quite able to get over the hump, though, is because of their poor defense, which allowed Baylor to shoot a sizzling 54 percent. OU shot well itself, converting 46.6 percent from the field, but it just wasn't enough. Baylor out-rebounded the Sooners 31-27 and had nine 3-pointers to just three for the home team. One bright spot was the fact OU committed only eight turnovers.

F Andrew Fitzgerald: B-

Fitzgerald made a few crucial shots but missed some others he should have knocked down, going 6-for-14 in the contest on his way to 13 points. He brought down three rebounds in 35 minutes to go along with a pair of steals. He finished 1-for-2 at the stripe.

F Romero Osby: A+

Scouts may have been in attendance to watch some Baylor players, but they got an impressive performance from Osby as well. He posted a double-double of 16 points and 11 boards, hitting on 5-of-11 from the field and 6-of-7 from the line. He was a beast inside defensively, too, blocking a pair of shots and recording a steal.

G Sam Grooms: A+

No rebounds for Grooms, but that's not really his job as the point guard. It's to distribute the basketball effectively without turning it over, and that's just what he did with his seven assists and no turnovers. He added seven points on 3-for-6 shooting.

G Steven Pledger: A-

Pledger came up with some key hits as well, connecting on 7-for-15 attempts to lead the Sooners with 17 points. He was 3-for-9 from downtown, also managing six rebounds and four assists. However, he committed half of the Sooners' eight turnovers.

G Cameron Clark: B-

In his return to the starting lineup, Clark had eight points on 4-for-10 shooting. He missed his only attempt from behind the arc, though, and managed just one rebound in 32 minutes. Clark did have a steal, but turned it over once.

Bench: D-

The Sooners aren't getting much help off their bench these days, as they got outscored 14-4 by Baylor's reserves. Forward C.J. Washington and guard Carl Blair were the only two OU reserves to score, hitting a basket each. They also had the bench's only rebounds. Washington recorded two, Blair one. Forwards Tyler Neal and Casey Arent didn't attempt a shot in 11 combined minutes and were no factors in the rebounding department.

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