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Steven Pledger scored a game-high 17 points and Amath M'Baye had 14 points and six rebounds to lead Oklahoma past Texas A&M Corpus Christi 72-42 on Monday.
Pledger entered the contest shooting only 36 percent on 3-point attempts, but connected on 5 of 10 shots from beyond the arc to give the Sooners (9-3) an offensive spark in the first regular-season game played at OU's McCasland Field House in 38 years.
Oklahoma jumped out to an early 18-6 lead and never looked back en route to handing the Islanders their 10th straight loss, dating back to a season-opening win over Texas Lutheran on Nov. 11. Joy Williamson led Texas A&M-Corpus Christi with 14 points and five rebounds.
Oklahoma usually plays its home games in Lloyd Noble Center but played this contest at the 84-year-old venue as part of a historic field house series.
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From start to finish it was a dominating performance for the Oklahoma Sooners. In the final part of their Field House Series, the Sooners defeated the Texas A&M Corpus-Christi Islanders 72-42 on New Year’s Eve afternoon, ending 2012 and the non-conference with a bang, improving to 9-3.
In the early going, it was offense that propelled the Sooners out to a quick lead. Behind...
Steven Pledger scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half, Amath M'Baye and Romero Osby added 16 points apiece and Oklahoma pulled away in the second half to beat Ohio 74-63 on Saturday night.
Cameron Clark had back-to-back dunks in transition to spark a 15-2 run by the Sooners (8-3) and put the game away after Ohio had cut an 11-point deficit down to four. Pledger followed...
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Three seasons later in the same stadium, Jones makes his 50th and last career start...
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