Overall team performance—D-
The Sooners took the early 3-0 lead, but besides that it was all Gonzaga. The Bulldogs quickly surged on an 8-0 run, and they never looked back. They built a 52-34 halftime lead, and they expanded on that, extending it to as much as 23 midway through the second half. OU scored the final seven points in the contest, but it was too little too late as the game was already way out of hand.
Warren had a game-high 19 points on 7-for-11 shooting, including 4-for-5 shooting from beyond the arc. He converted his only free throw and brought down four rebounds as well. But he also committed five turnovers in 33 minutes of playing time, something that has plagued him throughout the year so far. Nevertheless, he had the most solid performance among Sooner starters in a game that was characterized by sloppy play from the get-go.
Crocker was not nearly as effective on the boards as he has been in recent games, as he had only one rebound over 27 minutes. He also shot poorly from the field, shooting only 1-for-5, as he missed all three of his three point attempts. He did manage to make three of his four free throws for a total of five points. But besides that, he had a relatively unproductive outing.
He has been on a scoring drought of late, as he scored only three the other night in a loss against UTEP, and his woes continued Thursday night. Davis failed to score against the ‘Zags, missing all three of his shots. He also had an assist and three rebounds, but a turnover as well.
Fitzgerald hit the second most field goals for a Sooner in the contest, as he was 5-for-8 on his way to 13 points over 21 minutes of action. He racked up five rebounds and had a steal but also turned it over twice. Even with a couple of turnovers, however, he made the most of his first start of the season.
He still needs to exert more of an authority in the lane. Wright was 1-for-1 from the field for two points, and he brought down four rebounds, but he didn't do anything to shut down the Gonzaga offensive attack. He finished the game with as many fouls as total rebounds.
It was the best the bench has played all year, but a lot of that has to do with normal starters such as freshman guard Tommy Mason-Griffin and freshman forward Tiny Gallon playing in reserve roles. The two combined for 17 points on 7-for-13 shooting, including a perfect 4-for-4 from Gallon. But freshman guard Steven Pledger and sophomore guard Ray Willis contributed as well. Pledger had five points, and Willis added eight, as he hit two from deep. Junior Orlando Allen also got into the action, playing seven minutes, although he didn't get into the scoring column. The bench scored 30 of OU's 69 points.
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