Full-court press: Weber State

Sooners face out of conference foe in final game before Christmas

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Weber State (4-5) at No. 15 Oklahoma (7-3)

When: 7:02 p.m. CST

TV/Radio: FS Southwest/107.7 FM(OKC); 1430 AM (Tulsa); Sirius 135

Happy at home

In the Sooners’ final home game before Christmas, Oklahoma will return to Lloyd Noble Center, where it has had much of its success this season in the past few years.

Oklahoma has won 106 of its last 110 non-conference home games, and the Sooners are shooting 43.5 percent from behind the 3-point arc at home.

Overall, the Sooners are shooting 33.3 percent from behind the arc. In Oklahoma’s home games, the team’s starters are shooting a combined 54.9 percent from the field – only Ryan Spangler and TaShawn Thomas are shooting higher than that percentage through the entire season.

Woodard is halfway there.

Knock on wood, knock on whatever, but Oklahoma point guard Jordan Woodard is halfway to school record from the free-throw line.

Woodard has knocked down 23 out of his last 24 free throws and 18 straight.

Nate Carter hit 37 straight during the 2006-07 season.

Weber State a walk over?

While the Wildcats own a victory against Oral Roberts, just like Oklahoma, they don’t have many other good wins. Even that victory against the Golden Eagles was just a one-point win.

The Wildcats have lost both of their true road games against Utah State and UT Arlington. Neither of those teams are the caliber of Oklahoma.

The one place the Sooners could lose the game is on the free-throw line, where Weber State shoots a nation-leading 79 percent.


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