Oklahoma Sooners

MBB | Oklahoma Sooners Dominate UTSA En Route To 105-66 Victory

Rich DeCray

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After a delayed start to the season, the Oklahoma Sooners finally stepped onto the hardwood once again. Showcasing experience and comfort within the confines of the program, Brady Manek led the charge offensively. While it may not be against a similar level of competition that the Big XII will present, OU claimed a dominating 105-66 win over UTSA.

Knocking down shot after shot from beyond the three point arc, Manek stretched the floor allowing the guards a bit of space to work in. Connecting on 8-of-11 attempts from range (9-of-15 overall), the senior accounted for a team-high 29 points in limited minutes. Of the starting five, Manek remained the only one to net more than eleven points. The majority of the support came from the bench.

Adjusting to life while coming off the pine, De’Vion Harmon appears to be the most improved player on the roster. Starting his sophomore season with a bang, the guard played a team leading 27 minutes of basketball. In that time, Harmon proved to be a consistent scoring threat. Comfortable and in control, the budding star poured in 22 points of his own on 7-of-11 shooting.

What’s off about this game is that many expected Austin Reaves to be the volume shooter each time out on the floor. An All-Big XII preseason pick, the former transfer pulled up for five shots…FIVE SHOTS! While no one could predict that, Reaves made his presence felt in a different facet of the game. Consistently crashing the boards, the senior paced the team with eight rebounds.

What’s off about this game is that many expected Austin Reaves to be the volume shooter each time out on the floor. An All-Big XII preseason pick, the former transfer pulled up for five shots…FIVE SHOTS! While no one could predict that, Reaves made his presence felt in a different facet of the game. Consistently crashing the boards, the senior paced the team with eight rebounds.

As a team, the Sooners moved the ball well. Behind crisp passes, OU tallied up 21 assists to just 13 turnovers. It’s simply a recipe for success. If this is the team composition and mindset moving forward, a few opponents could be in for a surprise.

The next time Oklahoma takes the court, it will be against the TCU Horned Frogs on December 6th.

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