Three days after producing possibly the worst basketball performance of the Lon Kruger era, Oklahoma’s basketball team collected themselves and delivered a dominating performance. Even more entertaining to Sooner fans was that the 82-69 win came against in-state rival Oklahoma State.
The threat of a potential hangover from Wednesday night’s performance against Kansas State was quickly eliminated as the Sooners burst out to 43-30 lead in the first half and then matched the Pokes point for point over the final 20 minutes to cruise to an easy win.
Brady Manek was a point shy of matching his career high with a 30-point effort and Austin Reaves snapped out of his slump with a 21-point performance and a pair of thunderous dunks.
Austin Reaves drives and slams. 😮 pic.twitter.com/WcNYVBCGCG— OUHoops (@ouhoops) February 1, 2020
It isn’t just the win that feels good though. It’s the way they won. Oklahoma dominated from the start, proving that they’ve still got fight left in them. They also showed how much potential they have when shots are falling. The Sooners were 50% from the floor on the afternoon on a day where Manek sank seven of his thirteen 3-point attempts.
Oklahoma also dished out 19 assists and held a 36-31 advantage on the boards to complete the type of dominating performance that they, and the fans, desperately needed.
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