Oklahoma basketball: Notable numbers from Baylor’s blowout of the Sooners

LAWRENCE, KS - FEBRUARY 19: Trae Young /

We’ve been saying this far too much lately, but in its regular-season road finale at Baylor on Tuesday night, the men’s Oklahoma basketball team put on perhaps its worst performance of the season.

Instead of improving and getting better as the season shadows became longer, the Sooner men’s program has managed to get worse as the season has progressed. You cannot make just five of 25 shot attempts to begin a ball game and come out a winner. Heck, you’re lucky you’re not blown out of the arena.

That’s exactly what happened to the lackluster Sooners on Tuesday, as the Baylor Bears, who entered the game with the same conference record as OU (7-9) feasted on Oklahoma’s ineptness.

I have to be honest with you, I’ve watched practically every minute of every Oklahoma basketball game this season, but with under two minutes to go in Tuesday night’s game, I couldn’t stomach it anymore and elected to turn my attention elsewhere.

There are very few, if any, notable numbers to point out from this game as far as Oklahoma is concerned. Even Trae Young was underwhelming, which has been more the norm than the exception of late.

When your opponent scores 13 more field goals, outrebounds you by 15 and turns you over17 times, the game is pretty much a lost cause, which aptly describes the Sooners’ performance against Baylor.

Here are some more unflattering numbers to feast your stomach pains on if you are a Sooner fan:

1 -OU senior Khadeem Lattin had one block in the Baylor game. That gave him 230 for his career and ties him with Al Beal as the Sooner career leader in that category.

1-7 – Oklahoma’s record in the Big 12 since starting out 6-3.

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8 – Turnovers by the Sooners’ Trae Young, who leads the nation in that category.

9 – Consecutive road losses by Oklahoma. The Sooners are 1-8 in Big 12 road contests this season. Only Iowa State, OU’s opponent at home on Friday, has a worse road record in the conference (0-8).

10 – Losses by OU in their last 13 games.

12:59 – The point in the first half in Tuesday’s game at Baylor that Oklahoma last held the lead, at 8-6.

21 – Points scored by Baylor off of 17 Oklahoma turnovers.

23.1 – OU three-point percentage in the Baylor game, going 6 of 26 from behind the three-point line. It was even worse than that in the first 20 minutes, when the Sooners made 1 of 12 three-ball attempts (8.3 percent).

52 – Points scored in them paint (inside the free-throw lane area) by Baylor. That compares with 26 points in the paint scored by Oklahoma.

811 – On a positive note, Trae Young’s 18 points gives him 811 for the season, which breaks the previous mark for the most points by a freshman in Sooner basketball history. The record was 810, set by Wayman Tisdale in his freshman year in 1983-84.