Sometimes it’s much easier to shoot yourself out of a game than it is to have a terrific performance from that floor. That’s exactly the position Oklahoma found itself in on Wednesday night at #2 Baylor. The Sooners dropped a 76-61 decision in Waco on the heels of a 4-of-24 shooting performance from 3-point range.
Brady Manek and Austin Reaves made two 3-point shots each but they did so on a combined 14 attempts. Alondes Williams, De’Vion Harmon, Trey Phips, Elijah Harkless, and Mo Gibson were all shutout from deep on a combined ten attempts.
Oklahoma shot just 35% from the floor, after starting the game 1-for-11, for the night basically elevating themselves from being in position to pull a road upset pretty much from the opening tip.
On a night when shots aren’t falling you have to be strong under on the boards but the Sooners were beaten there as well. Baylor took a 41-30 rebounding advantage on the evening, with 29 of those boards coming on the defensive end of the floor which limited Oklahoma in second-chance opportunities.
Austin Reaves scored a game-high 19 points but this wasn’t going to be a night where the Sooners could get by on a one man show because Baylor shot 41.7% from long range and was nearly 50% from the floor altogether.
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