OU led the Cowboys 53-44 heading into halftime, which made OK State’s chances of victory very bleak. It seemed like every time the Pokes got something started the Sooners would come back and hit a clutch three-pointer.
Overall, the Sooners shot 47.6 percent from behind the three-point line and 55.4 percent from the field. For a young team that has struggled shooting for most of the season, that was a big step in the right direction for the Sooners. This also provided the Cowboys the type of test they needed to prove that they can keep up with any offense.
Much like freshman guard Kameron McGusty did in the first meeting between these two teams, sophomore guard Rashard Odomes nearly won the game for OU by himself. Odomes registered 29 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, three steals, and one block. And for only being 6’6″, Odomes actually dominated the paint for much of the game.
OK State outscored the Sooners 52-39 in the second half. They even came back from what looked like an insurmountable deficit with around six minutes to go when they were down 80-69. Seeing the resilience of this OK State basketball team is an extremely encouraging sign for Cowboy fans.