OU-Baylor: Report Card

Sooners Illustrated grades out OU's 91-60 loss against the Baylor Bears Saturday night at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.

Overall team performance—F

The start was too good to be true. OU led the first 10 minutes of the game, as they built up a 20-11 lead, and after the Bears stormed back, OU never led again. Baylor managed to take a 15-point lead into the half, and they poured it on from there, ultimately winning by 31. The Bears outshot the Sooners 58.6 percent to 35.7 percent. They hit 10 threes to OU's five, and they won the rebounding battle 38 to 26. As a team, OU was dominated in every phase of the game.

Willie Warren—D+

On the bright side, Warren had a positive assist-turnover ratio, as he notched three assists to two turnovers. The improvement was there from recent games. But he was poor from the field, going 3-for-9, including an 0-for-4 mark from behind the arc. Warren did grab five rebounds, but he never got the Sooners into any kind of game flow.

Tony Crocker—C

Crocker hit three trifectas, part of his 6-for-14 shooting performance en route to 16 points. He also had a very good assist-turnover ratio at five to one. But he had some defensive lapses, wasn't effective on the boards, and quite frankly, at times he took some questionable shots.

Cade Davis—D

After a good outing against Maryland-Eastern Shore, Davis struggled again Saturday. He managed only three points—all from the free throw line—and missed all four of his field goal attempts. Three points in 25 minutes is poor. But Davis did play hard at times defensively on his way to three steals.

Andrew Fitzgerald—D-

Fitzgerald played 28 minutes, and what did he do with it? He was 1-for-2 from the field and 2-for-4 from the free throw line for a total of four points and finished with only two rebounds. The answer to that question, then, is he didn't do much with his 28 minutes of playing time. His only field goal was one that put OU up 20-11 at the time, and he didn't do anything else from that point on.

Tiny Gallon—C+

Gallon had the most respectable performance. And ultimately it was his exit from the game that turned things around for good. After he picked up his second foul, Baylor stormed back and took the lead. But when he was in the game, he was effective. He finished 6-for-11 for 17 points with five boards.

Bench—F

The bench play, for lack of a better word, was pathetic. Six people came off the bench, and excluding the two that came in for the final minute, they combined to be 4-for-16 for 11 points. They had three of the team's 11 turnovers and didn't provide any lift for the starters.


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