OU Hoops Report Card

Sooners Illustrated grades out OU's 88-54 Monday night victory over the Maryland Eastern Shore Hawks at Lloyd Noble Center.

Overall team performance—B+

Let's be honest. If OU didn't win this one, there was reason to believe they wouldn't make any postseason tournament this year. But props to the Sooners. They came out and took care of business, sprinting out to a 20-point lead midway through the first half. And they expanded on that, leading by as much as 39 points late in the second half. There was never any doubt that the Sooners were running away with this one, as they were fairly efficient offensively throughout the contest, shooting nearly 44 percent from the field with only seven turnovers.

Willie Warren—B-

Warren could have shot better, as he was only 5-for-13 from the field. But it's hard to criticize a 15-point, five assist performance with only two turnovers. Those are the numbers he put up. Even with a mediocre shooting night, Warren was more effective running the offense and distributing the ball than he has been in previous outings.

Tony Crocker—A-

After an unproductive game last Thursday against Gonzaga, Crocker was back to his normal self with a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds against the Hawks. He was 5-for-9, including 2-for-3 from beyond the arc, and he didn't turn the ball over at all over 31 minutes of action.

Cade Davis—A

Davis snapped his previous scoring drought of two points in as many games, as he scored the first seven Sooner points of the game on his way to a game-high 19. He was 8-for-15 from the field, 3-for-6 from the free throw line and also brought down three rebounds to go along with a steal. Davis also played error-free basketball, playing 26 minutes without a turnover.

Steven Pledger—C-

He didn't do anything awful in terms of a lot of turnovers or defensive lapses, but he just shot poorly. Pledger hit only two of his seven field goals, including 1-for-6 from three point range. He did manage to have a positive assist-turnover ratio, tossing two assists to his one giveaway.

Andrew Fitzgerald—C+

Fitzgerald didn't produce much either for the Sooners, shooting only twice from the field, although he made both shots. After starting the game, he played only 15 minutes but he did snag three boards and stole it away once. Fitzgerald made one of his two shots from the free throw line.

Bench—B+

For the second straight game the Sooner bench scored 30 points. Guards Tommy Mason-Griffin, Ray Willis and T.J. Franklin, as well as posts Ryan Wright, Orlando Allen and Tiny Gallon and Beau Gerber all saw action. Mason-Griffin, Willis and Gallon saw the most action, and they all served their roles. Mason-Griffin scored only five points on 2-for-7 shooting, but he was extremely efficient on the halfcourt, notching seven assists to no turnovers. Willis was 3-for-7 on his way to seven points and five rebounds. Gallon, along with Crocker, was the only Sooner to have a double-double with 13 points and 12 assists. Wright and Allen added three and two points, respectively.


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