If you’re looking for positive signs for Oklahoma basketball during its recent swoon, you’ll find them. And you’ll find another Saturday.
You just won’t find a victory. The Sooners, playing without Jordan Woodard for the fourth straight game, went down to Kansas State 75-64 on Saturday afternoon in Manhattan, Kan.
OU is now 6-8 overall and 0-3 in the Big 12. The Sooners have lost their sixth consecutive game.
But there was indeed a good sign, maybe even a great sign with how freshman guard Kameron McGusty played. Coming off the bench, McGusty scored a career-high 20 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the floor. OU was 8-of-10 from the free throw line with McGusty making good on 8 of 9 attempts.
OU was down 16 at halftime but showed fire in the final 20 minutes. The Sooners were able to get the lead down to six on multiple occasions but could never make it a one-score game.
Darrion Strong-Moore, making his first start of the season, had 10 points as did sophomore Rashard Odomes.
It doesn’t get any easier for the Sooners as OU welcomes Kansas to Lloyd Noble Center on Tuesday evening.