NORMAN, Okla. – It felt as if a game like this was perhaps a possibility for Oklahoma basketball. The Sooners had been through so many tight ones that sometimes games like Saturday happen.
OU was outplayed in every way possible in an 84-52 loss to visiting Florida in the annual Big 12/SEC challenge matchup Saturday afternoon.
OU won in overtime last week at West Virginia. Lost in two overtimes to Iowa State last weekend. Lost by one-point at Texas on Monday. And seemed deflated despite a great opportunity.
Senior Jordan Woodard could not get it going, scoring zero points with zero assists in just 14 minutes. Lon Kruger said after the game that Woodard was sick heading into the contest and couldn't perform to usual standards.
"Just sick. Said he was dizzy," Kruger said. "Didn’t feel well. Obviously couldn’t get anything going."
OU had just four assists for the entire game, coming off an outing at Texas where the Sooners only had three assists.
Hard to find any bright spots in this one with Rashard Odomes notching 13 points and Kameron McGusty pitched in with 10 points. Freshman Kristian Doolittle had eight points and nine rebounds.
The task was made even harder with Darrion Strong-Moore and Dante Buford both unable to play for the Sooners on Saturday. Strong-Moore because of a lingering shoulder issue. Buford because of disciplinary reasons. Kruger said Buford will be available to play Monday.
"Dante had a little trouble with his alarm clock a couple of times this week," Kruger said. "He’ll be ready for Monday."
Bedlam is Monday evening as a suddenly surging Oklahoma State team comes to Lloyd Noble Center. The Sooners are now 8-12 overall, 2-6 in the Big 12 and on a three-game losing streak.
Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE "Yes, sir, we do," said Kameron McGusty about wanting to return to LNC on Monday. "We want to get back, but tomorrow we have to go to practice, first, and work on the things we didn’t do well today."