• OU has three players ranked in the top 10 in rebounding in the Big 12: Christian James (sixth, 7.3), Brady Manek (eighth, 6.7) and Kristian Doolittle (10th, 6.3).,• James failed to record a double-double in his first 104 collegiate games, but has produced at least 10 points and 10 rebounds in six of his 14 games since.,• James failed to produce a double-double in his first 104 collegiate games but has produced at least 10 points and 10 boards in six of the 13 games since.,• With an average of 16.3 points per game, James is fourth in the Big 12 scoring race.,• By scoring 20 points on Jan. 16 against Kansas State, James became the 45th Sooner to eclipse 1,000 points in an Oklahoma uniform (eighth in the Lon Kruger era).
NORMAN — Freshman guard Taylor Robertson scored 21 points for Oklahoma, but the Sooners could not overcome No. 2/3 Baylor's size as the Lady Bears defeated the Sooners, 74-53, on Sunday.,Freshman Madi Williams recorded 11 points and finished with a team-high eight rebounds for the Sooners (5-13, 1-6 Big 12).,Baylor's Juicy Landrum led the Lady Bears (17-0, 7-0 Big 12) with 21 points, while Kalani Brown added 20 points and six rebounds.,Chloe Jackson also scored in double figures for Baylor with 10 points, while Lauren Cox led the Lady Bears with 12 rebounds and added two blocks.,OU finished with 25 turnovers, allowing Baylor to score 24 points off of Sooner miscues.
NORMAN – The Oklahoma men's basketball team was downed 77-47 by Baylor on Monday night inside Lloyd Noble Center.,Kristian Doolittle scored 12 points and Miles Reynolds added 11 for Oklahoma (15-6, 3-5), which was sitting just outside of the newly released Top 25.,Baylor's Makai Mason also scored 12 points.,Mario Kegler scored 11 points and Jared Butler added 10 for the Bears (14-7, 5-2 Big 12), who claimed their third league road win of the month and moved into a tie for first place in the conference with Kansas and Kansas State.,It was a season low for points in a half for the Sooners.
• Oklahoma men's basketball is offering a variety of promotions and incentives for OU students the remainder of the Sooners' home season.,• As part of Suits and Sneakers Week (Jan. 21-27), the Oklahoma coaching staff will join coaches around the country in wearing sneakers (all-white Air Jordan 1 Mids) during the game to raise awareness about the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer.,• Oklahoma head coach Lon Kruger was named council chair of Coaches vs. Cancer this past fall and has been a member of the Coaches vs. Cancer Council since 2007.,• Oklahoma has won 21 of its last 24 games inside Lloyd Noble Center and 23 of its last 26 “home” games (includes victories in OKC and Tulsa).,• The Sooners have won 135 of their last 142 non-conference games in Norman and are 43-4 at LNC against non-conference opponents under Kruger.
NORMAN – There was no sluggish start or big deficit for Oklahoma to overcome this time.,Christian James scored 21 points to help the Sooners roll past Vanderbilt 86-55 in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge.,“We didn’t come out with the start that we wanted to at Oklahoma State,” James said.,Oklahoma shot 55 percent from the field and posted its largest victory margin of the season.,Oklahoma got cranked up again in the second half.
In singles action, OU got wins on courts four, five and six to capture the match.,On court five, Izquierdo gave up just two games in his first singles match for OU, defeating Mease 6-2, 6-0.,Also in his OU debut, freshman Matt Rodriguez clinched the match for the Sooners at the No. 6 line, 6-1, 6-4.,When the match was abandoned, Van Emburgh led Campbell 2-0 in the second set on court one.,Izquierdo completed the sweep for OU when he held on to defeat Omaha’s Nathan Reekie on court four, 7-6 (4), 7-5, good for his second win of the day.
• Freshman guard Taylor Robertson continues to lead the country with 4.32 3-pointers per game and ranks fourth nationally with 56 made 3-pointers this season.,Freshman guard Taylor Robertson ranks fourth in the Big 12 in scoring with 17.9 points per game this season and leads the conference with 56 made 3-pointers.,Robertson and freshman Madi Williams (13.3) rank inside the top 15 in the Big 12 in points per game.,• Llanusa averaged 12.6 points per game as a freshman last season, earning Big 12 All-Freshman Team and All-Big 12 Honorable mention honors.,• Despite fouling out midway through the fourth quarter against Texas Tech, Williams finished with a double-double for the third straight game by recording 10 points and 11 rebounds.
NORMAN — The Oklahoma track and field teams kick off their 2019 indoor campaign on Saturday at the second annual Corky Classic in Lubbock, Texas.,"The thing we are looking for out of the team, not saying someone won’t set a new personal record at this meet, but you don’t want anybody to have their season-best mark at the first meet.,"This will give us a good first look at the things we’ve worked on in the fall and what’s working well and what needs improvement," said we lost a lot of women that carried a pretty heavy load for the team the last two years.,Saturday’s meet marks the OU debut for several Sooners, including over 20 members of the 2017-18 recruiting class.,UP NEXT
The Sooners host their first indoor meet of the season with the Sooner Challenge quad meet next Saturday, Jan. 19, inside the Mosier Indoor Facility.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Jarrett Culver had his first double-double of the season and scored seven straight Texas Tech points to break a tie late in the second half, leading the No. 7 Red Raiders to a 66-59 win over 23rd-ranked Oklahoma on Tuesday night.,Matt Mooney’s layup put Texas Tech in front before Manek hit another 3 to get Oklahoma even at 51-all.,Davide Moretti scored 12 points for Texas Tech, including a pair of free throws with the Red Raiders leading by three with 21 seconds remaining.,Culver was 8 of 13 from the field and scored nine of Texas Tech’s final 15 points
Oklahoma: The Sooners dropped their second Big 12 game in the first three, but it’s hard to argue anybody has played a tougher early schedule.,Oklahoma shot 32 percent, right at Texas Tech’s nation-leading average for field goal defense.
Freshman Madi Williams added 18 points on 8-of-13 shooting, while grabbing six rebounds off the bench to lead OU.,The Sooners (5-9, 1-2 Big 12) trailed by as many 12 points midway through the third quarter, but rallied to make it a one-possession game in the final frame.,Back-to-back layups from Robertson and Tatum Veitenheimer capped a 12-2 run t hat cut the Texas (13-2, 3-0 Big 12) lead down to two points early in the fourth quarter, but the Sooners would miss their next seven shots to allow the Longhorns to stretch their lead.,Danni Williams hit three of Texas' four 3-pointers and finished with 11 points, while Jatarie White added 13 points and nine rebounds off the bench.,The Sooners used a pair of 3-pointers from Robertson and Williams in the first quarter to extend their lead.