Overall team performance—F
The Sooners had more fouls than total field goals, racking up 16 personals to their 15 shots made, and they had equally as many turnovers as field goals made. With that said, they shot a brutal 34.9 percent from the field and barely made it out of the teens in the scoring column in the first half when they hit only 30.4 percent of their attempts. OU trailed for the entire game against an opponent that hadn't won a conference game until Saturday.
Coming off a ridiculous record-setting performance against Iowa State in a midweek game, Mason-Griffin didn't necessarily have a winning performance on the road. He was only 3-for-9, but he did manage to hit two shots from behind the arc on his way to nine points. However, he committed four turnovers and missed one of his two free throw attempts.
Crocker has been injured, which is a bit of reasoning for poor play. But with that aside, Crocker was a brutal 2-for-11 from the field, made only one of his five three point shots and mustered only five points. He wasn't nearly as effective on the glass as he has been at points throughout the season, bringing down only two rebounds in 25 minutes of playing time.
Perhaps the only semi-bright spot for the Sooners was Davis, who was 3-for-7 from the field on his way to a team-high 13 points. Davis was a perfect 4-for-4 at the free throw line, and he had one assist, but more importantly, he played turnover free basketball for 22 minutes. He did, however, get in early foul trouble, and that prevented him from more action.
The same thing has to be considered for Warren that was for Crocker. He has been battling an injury lately, but again, not taking that into account, this was a very bad outing for the preseason All-American. How can one explain 28 minutes of play with only one made field goal attempt for a player so hyped? Warren finished with only four points on 1-for-5 shooting. He needs to be much more assertive in the Sooners' offense and use the talent and tools an All-American type player like Warren has.
Everyone's still waiting for Gallon to cut loose, and he didn't do that against Nebraska. It wasn't an awful performance, but clearly it wasn't his best. Gallon finished with six points and six rebounds, the scoring production off 2-for-3 shooting from the field. He had two assists, a block and a steal, but he turned it over four times. Gallon needs to use his size and strength more effectively to be more dominant in the paint.
Forwards Ryan Wright and Andrew Fitzgerald combined for six points and 11 rebounds, but the bench as a whole was outscored 28-9 by the Cornhusker reserves. The Sooner bench overall could have had a much bigger impact in the scoring column and provided better minutes for the starters.
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