November 22, 2012; Buena Vista, FL, USA;Oklahoma Sooners guard Steven Pledger (2) dribbles the ball against the UTEP Miners in the first half of the Old Spice Classic at the HP Field House. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

OU Hoops: Sooners crush Islanders, 72-42. on New Years Eve


Team Stat Comparison
OU (9-3) Split TAMU-CC (1-10)
72 Points 42
24-59 (40.7%) Field Goals (%) 17-58 (29.3%)
9-26 (34.6%) 3 PT (%) 3-14 (21.4%)
15-16 (93.8%) Free Throws (%) 5-8 (62.5%)
37 (14) Rebounds (Off) 30 (10)
14 Assists 3
7 Steals 5
13 Turnovers 17
14 Fouls 16

Inside the historic McCasland Field House, Oklahoma ended 2012 with a bang. Against the Southand’s Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders, OU was dominant in their final non-conference match-up.

Monday afternoon, the Sooners ripped the Islanders, 72-42. And unlike their Saturday night contest with the Ohio Bobcats, Oklahoma wasted no time downing Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

The Sooners started hot and stayed hot. OU’s dominating 30-point victory was fueled by another big game from Steven Pledger.

The senior guard added five to Oklahoma’s season-high nine made three-point shots. Pledger finished the contest with a game-high 17 points and a pair of steals.

Helping Pledger in Oklahoma’s blowout win was Amath M’Baye. Following a December slump, M’Baye went to work on the Bobcats Saturday and did much of the same against the Islanders.

M’Baye was 7-11 from the field, adding 14 points, as well as six rebounds and a block. Romero Osby, also, grabbed six boards, and added eight points, most of which came from the free throw line.

The Sooners were simply too much for the Islanders led by Joy Williamson with a team-high 14 points. A&M was simply outmatched and never had a chance against the now 9-3 Sooners.

Oklahoma will look to earn their tenth win against the West Virginia Mountaineers. The Sooners already faced the Mountaineers earlier in the season at the Old Spice Classic in Orlando, FL. OU was victorious, but will travel to Morgantown this time.

With back-to-back convincing wins, OU is picking up some momentum heading in to conference play. And hopefully, the Sooners can get another win over a different Texas A&M Friday night in Arlington.

Tip-off against West Virginia is set for 3 p.m. CST and will be televised on the Big 12 Network.

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