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OU downed by Frogs

OU was unable to finish another one in a tough 60-57 loss at TCU.

Oklahoma (6-7, 0-2 Big 12) suffered its first road conference loss of the season to TCU (12-2, 1-1 Big 12) on Tuesday. With the 60-57 loss, the Sooners are now 18-3 all-time against the Horned Frogs, including 8-2 in Fort Worth.

 

• The Sooners led for over 35 minutes in their second true road game of the year, but the Horned Frogs used a 12-0 run late in the contest to come back and win.

 

• For the second time this season, three Sooner reserves scored in double figures. Freshman guard Kameron McGusty led Oklahoma’s scoring efforts with 11 points, three rebounds, three assists and four steals. Junior guard Darrion Strong-Moore and freshman forward Matt Freeman produced 10 points each on a combined 8-of-14 shooting.

 

• Strong-Moore’s 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting marked a career high and the first double-digit scoring performance at OU. The Sooners’ five scholarship newcomers have all scored in double digits at least once this season.

 

• Oklahoma’s reserves scored 35 points. The Sooners scored 25 bench points in the first half - its most in an opening half this season.

 

• The Sooners pulled down 12 offensive boards and scored a season-high-tying 17 second chance points.

 

• OU forced 16 TCU turnovers, including 10 off of steals. The Sooners have forced 15 or more opponent miscues in eight games this season and have forced more turnovers than they surrendered in all but three games.

 

• Of Oklahoma’s 57 points, 41 came from freshmen and sophomores. The freshmen trio of Kristian Doolittle, Freeman and McGusty combined for 29 points. Eight players in their first two seasons at OU totaled 51 points on the evening.

 

• The Sooner defense limited TCU to 1-of-12 shooting to start the night.

 

• Up next, the Sooners take on Kansas State in Manhattan, Kan. The 2 p.m. contest will air on ESPNEWS. The Sooners lead the all-time series 106-97 while the Wildcats own a 59-36 advantage over OU when playing in Manhattan. K-State has won the last four games against Oklahoma inside Bramlage Coliseum.


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