OU-Texas: Report Card

NORMAN, Okla. — The grades are in from Tuesday evening's 69-58 loss to the Texas Longhorns.

Overall team performance: D

I'll start this off by saying Texas is better than people think. Texas is 1-6 in games decided by five points or less this season which is something that probably won't keep up. As for OU, things aren't as good. The Sooners played well in the first half, but could not stop turning the ball over in the second half, which led to their demise. Another big difference was getting to the line. Texas attempted 29 free throws while OU only had eight tries from the charity stripe.

F Andrew Fitzgerald: D-

This may have been the worse game of the season for Fitz. He only played three minutes in the first half and 21 minutes in the game going 3-for-7 with six points. Early foul trouble hurt him, and the Sooners looked better when Fitz was on the bench.

F Romero Osby: C+

He received a questionable technical foul in the 2nd half, but Osby still had a decent game. 13 points on 10 shots and five boards is an average night. Ro shot half of OU's eight free throw attempts, making two of them.

G Sam Grooms: C-

The only positive for Grooms is he had 10 assists. Otherwise, it was a brutal night. Grooms couldn't buy a bucket going 0-for-7 from the floor and had three turnovers.

G Steven Pledger: C-

Pledger led the Sooners in scoring with 18 points, but it took him 19 shots to do so. Also, not getting to the line hurts as does shooting 25 percent on eight three point tries.

G Cameron Clark: B

Where has this Cam Clark been all season? 13 points on nine shots and seven rebounds. Seems like a good night. After one half of basketball Clark had 11 points on 7 shots before disappearing in the second half. He attempted only two shots in the final 20 minutes, which was curious considering he was the Sooners best shooter on the night.

Bench: C+

Tyler Neal played the best from the bench scoring eight points on four attempts that were all from beyond the arc. He added two free throws and four boards while playing excellent D with Fitzgerald in early foul trouble. No other bench player received significant playing time, but all played well on D. Not so much on offense.


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