OU-OSU: Report Card

Sooners Illustrated grades out OU's 97-76 blowout Bedlam loss in Stillwater Saturday afternoon.

Overall team performance—F

The Sooners grabbed a six point lead midway through the first half, and it looked like they might be able to pick up their third straight victory on the road against Oklahoma State. But it was all OSU after that. The Cowboys finished the half on a 33-17 run from that point on, and they never looked back. Late in the second half, OU found itself down as much as 30 points. The Sooners just couldn't ever consistently stop the Cowboys. While individual performances weren't completely terrible, collectively it was yet another very poor showing on the road.

Tommy Mason-Griffin—A-

Mason-Griffin led the Sooners with 30 points on 10-for-23 shooting, including a 5-for-10 mark from behind the arc. He was also a solid 5-for-6 from the free throw line, and he had five assists, three rebounds and two steals, but Mason-Griffin committed five turnovers over a full 40 minutes of playing time.

Tony Crocker—B

Crocker had a respectable individual performance, scoring 16 points on 50 percent shooting from the field. He hit three of his seven attempts from three point territory, and he also brought down four rebounds and distributed an assist to go along with a block and three steals.

Cade Davis—B

He was the second highest scorer, as he put up 19 points in the contest. Davis also shot 50 percent from the field, and he was 5-for-8 from three point range. He shot only 2-for-4 from the charity stripe, and he committed two turnovers. But Davis also blocked a shot and added a steal to his production.

Ray Willis—C-

Willis led the Sooners with seven rebounds, but he didn't do much else. He was a poor 1-for-6 from the field, including an 0-for-3 mark from three. And Willis also turned the ball over three times, part of OU's 14 in the game.

Ryan Wright—F

A plus-one play by OSU guard Keiton Page really highlighted Wright's performance. On the particular play, Page slashed to the basket, drew contact from Wright and hit a layup high off the glass over the 6-foot-9 forward. Wright failed to exert his authority in the contest, grabbing only four rebounds and scoring just four points on 2-for-4 shooting. He needed to be more dominant in order to give OU some inside presence.

Bench—F

Five points and seven fouls pretty much says it all. With guard Willie Warren's illness, as well as forward Tiny Gallon's suspension, the Sooners already had a short bench of players that would actually see action, so they needed to produce extra. And they failed to do that, shooting just 2-for-5 for those five points.


Sooners Illustrated Top Stories