Washington, D.C. – You’re never going to mistake Oklahoma as the most physical basketball team in the nation. Or the biggest team that’s going to muscle you around.
But with the outside shot not falling at all, the Sooners found other ways to topple George Mason 81-66 on Sunday afternoon.
OU was 1-of-12 on 3-point field goal attempts. OU only had nine assists compared to 19 turnovers. Not a pretty game by any stretch.
But three Sooners had at least 10 rebounds, led by forward Ryan Spangler who had 15 points and 13 rebounds.
Senior forward Cameron Clark had a game-high 22 points and 10rebounds, while sophomore guard Buddy Hield had 12 points and 10 rebounds.
The chances for rebounds were plentiful as the Patriots only shot 30 percent from the floor. OU outrebounded George Mason 51-29 in the game.
That rebound advantage went hand-in-hand with the points in the paint as the Sooners dominated in that category with a 50-20 advantage. George Mason never led in the game.
Freshman guard Jordan Woodard added 15 points, while Clark and Hield each had two steals.
The Sooners (8-1) will have a week to relax with finals week and return to Lloyd Noble Center 4 p.m. CST Saturday against in-state foe Tulsa.