Feb 20, 2013; Lubbock, TX, USA; Oklahoma Sooners guard Sam Grooms (1) drives to the hoop against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the second half at the United Spirit Arena. Oklahoma defeated Texas Tech 86-71. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

OU Basketball: Sooners Balanced Attack Downs Texas Tech


The Oklahoma Sooners rebounded from their loss over the past weekend to Oklahoma State by knocking off the Texas Tech Red Raiders, 86-71, in a big road win.

Josh Gray led Texas Tech with 26 points, a career high for the player, but it was not enough to stop the powerful Sooners’ offense.

The game was a nice balanced attack, as five Sooners’ players scored in double digits, led by Steven Pledger’s 22 points and Romero Osby’s 21. Meanwhile, Amath M’Baye finished with a double-double, scoring 15 points while pulling down 13 rebounds. Sam Grooms scored 12 points and Cameron Clark put up 10.

This was the second time this season that five players all finished with double-digit scoring, proof that Lon Kruger has Oklahoma playing his style of ball. While the Sooners have lost eight games, and five in Big 12 play, they still sit in fourth place in the conference and have a great chance to move up in their final five games.

Oklahoma finishes off the regular season with games against Baylor, Texas, Iowa State, West Virginia and Big 12 bottom feeder TCU. Those teams all rank below OU in the Big 12 rankings and have a combined record of 25-38 in Big 12 play. If the Sooners can win those games and have a strong showing in the Big 12 Tournament, they could possibly make the Big Dance as a bubble team.

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