Breaking Down the Box Score: Oklahoma


1.)  Oklahoma’s leading scorer, Steven Pledger, only shot 2 for 11 from the field.  Credit Chris Babb’s defense for that.

2.)  Like I said, Pledger is OU’s top scorer and he was held to 7 points.  Also, Andrew Fitzgerald was held to only 1 basket.  When the Cyclones and Sooners played the first time in early February, Fitzgerald scored 27 points.  Again, great job by the defense.

3.)  The Sooners had 8 more FGAs and still didn’t make as many shots as the Clones.

4.)  Scott Christopherson had a great day on Saturday as you can see by his stats.

5.)  Besides the Baylor game, Chris Allen has been on a roll shooting the ball.  He shot over 50% from behind the arc.  Hopefully, Chris Allen can continue this run throughout the next couple of games.

6.)  Like the first ISU-OU game, Royce White wasn’t able to score a lot due to Lon Kruger’s defense.  Instead, White supplied his teammates as he dished out 8 of ISU’s 20 assists.

7.)  Despite leaving the game early, Ejim still managed to pull in 14 rebounds.

8.)  Once again, Percy Gibson came off the bench and pitched in for the Cyclones.  Gibson is so efficient down low, making 4 of 7 FGAs on his way to 11 points.  Percy Gibson can be a star for Iowa State in the future.

9.)  Making 50% of your 3-pointers isn’t too shabby.

10.)  In the first game, Oklahoma outrebounded Iowa State by 10 which was the largest reason the game was close down in Norman.  This time, the Cyclones cleaned it up and grabbed 11 more rebounds than the Sooners.

11.)  20 assists on 28 made shots is great.

12.)  The Cyclones won the game comfortably even with losing the turnover battle by 5.