Oklahoma moved to 2-0 on the season with an impressive 96-44 win over UTSA. Led by 21 points from Tanner Groves, four Sooners scored in double figures and a total of 15 players logged game time. Mo Gibson and Elijah Harkless scored 10 points each to give three of Oklahoma’s five starters double figure performances.
The Game Defining Moment
The Roadrunners played the Sooners to a 4-4 draw through the first media timeout. Oklahoma responded by coming out of that first break with a 15-0 run and then never looked back from there. OU outscored UTSA 29-6 in the time between the first media timeout and the half.
Redshirt senior, and Eastern Illinois transfer, Marvin Johnson came off the bench and exploded for 10 points in just nine minutes.
Dominating On The Glass
Three days after getting beaten on the boards by Northwestern State in the opener, Oklahoma dominated the glass by outrebounding the Roadrunners by a margin of 52-32. Junior forward Jalen Hill led the way for the Sooners with 11 rebounds.
Oklahoma backed up Tuesday night’s 8-steal performance with 8 more thefts against UTSA on Friday night. Six different players recorded at least one still with Mo Gibson and freshman Alston Mason recording two each.
The Problem Child
UTSA’s Dhieu Deing scored 15 points against the Sooners and played 26 minutes which was the third most on the team.
Tanner Groves supplied the most points of his Sooner career so far with 21. The senior big man shot 9-of-16 from the floor including 2-of-5 from 3-point range.
Duke transfer Jordan Goldwire supplied a 5 assists. To put that in perspective, UTSA only had 5 assists total as a team.
The Sooners are heading to Conway, South Carolina next for the Myrtle Beach Invitational. Their first opponent there will be East Carolina. That game is set for a 6:00 PM tip on Thursday.
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