Sooners Find Their Stroke

NORMAN, Okla. – The Sooners were able to overcome a slow start to beat the Arkansas Razorbacks 67-47 at Lloyd Noble Center on Wednesday night.


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The Sooners were looking for revenge after the Razorbacks knocked the '08-'09 team from the ranks of the unbeaten 96-88 in Fayetteville.

But after the first ten minutes of the game it did not look like the Sooners (4-3) would score 40 points by the end of the contest, but they would close in fine fashion and rout Arkansas (2-5) 67-47.

The Razorbacks would pull out to an early 22-14 lead before OU would find it's stroke from behind the arc and close the first half on a torrid pace. Including a stretch where they would hit 5-of-6 from behind the arc to take a 34-27 lead heading in to the half.

It was nice to see Capel's Sooners respond and play with some energy after a miserable road trip where they went 1-3 and dropped from the Top 25.

As satisfying as the first half was the second half was even more impressive as the Sooners enjoyed sustained success on the offensive end of the floor and backed it up with some solid defense. The Hogs only managed to shoot 27.6% from the field.

After the Sooners went on a 5-0 run to open an 11-point lead to start the second half the Razorbacks would never make a threat again.

Senior Tony Crocker had his most solid performance of the season by scoring 16 points and pulling down a career high 15 boards.

Cade Davis was able to score 11 points and hold Arkansas superstar Rotnei Clark to only one make from behind the three-point arc.

Willie Warren only shot 5-11 from the free-throw line but was a perfect 4-4 from the field and scored a total of 13 points in the win.


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