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Oklahoma Basketball | Freshman Trio Scores 43 To Lead Sooners In Exhibition Opener

M. Hofeld


The exhibition season is one-and-done for Oklahoma Basketball this year. The Sooners hosted Southeastern Oklahoma State on Tuesday night and out paced the Savage Storm in route to an 89-76 victory in front of the home crowd at the Lloyd Noble Center.

Lon Kruger’s highly touted freshman class was on full display for the first time and they absolutely did not disappoint. The trio of De’Vion Harmon, Jalen Hill and Victor Iwuakor scored 43 of Oklahoma’s 89 points in the exhibition, led by 22 points from Harmon who played a team-high 32 minutes.

Junior Brady Manek was 9-of-15 from the floor, including 3-of-16 from three-point range, and sank two of his four free-throw attempts to pace the Sooners in scoring.

While the game was fairly close throughout, Oklahoma led for 34:27 and used 30 fast-break points to ultimately distance themselves from Southeastern. As typical for a Lon Kruger coached team the Sooners were focused on defensive intensity, turning 13 Savage Storm turnovers into 18 points, while also shooting 47% from the floor and holding a 45-42 advantage on the boards.

Oklahoma will host UTSA on November 5th for the season opener. Tip is set for 7:00 p.m. inside the LNC.

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