The Woodward News


December 31, 2013

Sooners stumble against Louisiana Tech


Woodward, Okla. — Postgame notes

    For the record: Oklahoma dropped to 11-2 with Monday night’s 102-98 loss to Louisiana Tech. The Bulldogs improved to 11-3.

    Huge Lead erased: Midway through the first half, Oklahoma held a 13-point lead on La. Tech. But they watched the Bulldogs continue to fight and tie the game at halftime.

    “We opened the ball game with really good movement, making the extra pass and knocking down shots,” OU coach Lon Kruger said. “Then the ball did not seem to move quite as well and I’m sure Louisiana Tech toughened up a little defensively when you’re down a few.”

    Balanced attack: The Sooners lost despite six players scoring in double figures for the first time this season.

    Off night: Jordan Woodard entered the night ranked third in the Big 12 with a 2.6-to-1  assists-to-turnover ratio, but finished the game with a season low two assists and a season high eight turnovers.

    Big numbers: Statistically, Ryan Spangler had one of his most productive games of the season. The sophomore posted 20 points, 13 rebounds and was 7 for 12 from the field before fouling out. But he was not happy with his performance.

“Obviously, it wasn’t good enough,” Spangler said. “We got the loss. There are things I need to work on. It doesn’t matter what the stats say.”

    Up next: The Sooners open up Big 12 play when they hit the road to face Texas at 7 p.m. Jan. 4  in Austin.


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