OU-Texas A&M: Report card

OKLAHOMA CITY — The grades are in from OU's 64-54 All-College Classic victory over Texas A&M Saturday afternoon at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Overall team performance: A-

The Sooners were outrebounded 35-31, but used 33 bench points and 11 fast break points to speed past the Aggies. They were even outshot 40 percent to 38.9 percent, but used their plus-eight turnover margin, where they forced 19 turns and converted those into 20 points, to seize the victory. OU shot a near perfect 18-of-19 from the free throw line.

F Amath M'Baye: D-

The 6-foot-9, 209-pound post was basically a non-factor in this one, as he failed to score for the first time this season. He finished 0-for-3 from the field but did manage a block and a steal in 14 minutes. But his limited play wasn't all just about his ineffectiveness. Rather, the bench play really stepped up. More on that in a minute.

F Romero Osby: A

As a stark contrast, Osby certainly showed up, pouring in a game-high 19 points on 5-for-9 shooting. He was a perfect 9-for-9 from the charity stripe, while also pulling down seven rebounds to go along with two blocks, a steal and an assist. And what's more? Osby did all that in just 18 minutes.

G Steven Pledger: B+

Pledger's minutes were limited to just 21 thanks in large part to some foul trouble in the first half. Still, he managed to score 10 points on 2-for-4 field goal shooting and 4-for-4 foul line shooting. He grabbed a couple of rebounds in addition to three swipes, two assists but a turnover.

G Je'lon Hornbeak: D-

Hornbeak had a rough go of it in this one, finishing as one of three starters without a field goal. He was 0-for-6. The true freshman found his only points at the free throw line, where he was 2-for-2. Not only did he have a poor shooting performance, but Hornbeak turned it over four times to his three assists. On the bright side, he added a block and a steal.

G Isaiah Cousins: C

Mark him down as the third starter that failed to score from the field and second starter that didn't get in the scoring column at all. In 16 minutes, Cousins struggled to 0-of-4 shooting, three of those misses from behind the arc. He did, however, grab three boards, an assist and a steal.

Bench: A+

There's not much to complain about here. Forward Cameron Clark put together perhaps his best game as a Sooner with 17 points on 8-for-12 shooting, and that's not all. Freshman guard Buddy Hield provided a tremendous spark off the bench with 12 points, 10 of those in the first half. As a unit, the Sooner reserves outscored their Texas A&M counterparts 33-13.

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