The Oklahoma Sooners bounced back from Friday night’s beating, with a 77-70 win over West Virginia, to take third place in the Old Spice Classic and improve to 4-1 on the season. Perhaps a harbinger of things to come in conference play this season. Oklahoma will face West Virginia twice more this year, as the Mountaineers enter their first season as a part of the conference.
Sam Grooms steadies the Sooner offense (Photo from Soonersports.com)
Amath M’Baye showed why he was voted Big 12 Newcomer of the Year this preseason, with a stellar performance highlighted by his 19 points on 5-6 shooting and 9-13 from the free throw line. The France native also added six rebounds and a block and steal apiece on the defensive end, and is the Sooner Player of the Game.
M’Baye wasn’t the only newcomer who showed flashes of potential for the Sooners. Freshman Jelon Hornbeak finished with 14 points on 5-9 shooting tonight, while grabbing five rebounds and also contributing two steals. Both pe...