Norman, OK—The Baylor Bears stomped their way into Norman Monday night, making light work of Oklahoma on their way to a 30-point road victory. The Sooners came out flat, despite crushing Vanderbilt by 31 on Saturday.
“We weren’t ready to play,” Kristian Doolittle said postgame.
The Sooners had their worst shooting night of the year, going 15-55 and 4-20 from deep.
Oklahoma’s leading scorer, Christian James was held to just 8 points on 2 of 8 shooting.
Doolittle led the Sooners in scoring with 12. Miles Reynolds finished with 11 points, the majority of which came when the game was already decided.
Baylor played zone most of the night which caused OU to force their play.
“We weren’t making any shots… we didn’t have much attack or confidence,” Kruger said when asked how the Bears’ zone caused problems for the Sooners.
Defensively, Oklahoma looked rushed. Baylor moved the ball from side to side with ease, finding wide open looks. The Bears also dominated the paint on both sides of the court. Baylor’s toughness allowed them to force their will onto the Sooners, scoring 38 points in the paint and allowing OU to only score 18 inside.
Oklahoma shot themselves in the foot by turning the ball over 14 times and allowing 20 points off of turnovers.
As for the energy and lack of focus, Doolittle takes full responsibility: “That’s [the lack of energy] is completely on the players… I wasn’t holding myself or my accountable and it showed.”
The Sooners will be back at it Saturday against West Virginia, in Morgantown at 11 AM.