The Sooners took on the Islanders Monday night in one of the Field House Series games being played at the old McCasland Field House on campus instead of the Lloyd Noble Center. It was a an outstanding 72-42 win for the Sooners but it was Amath M’Baye time to shine for the Crimson and Cream.
M’Baye, in his previous game had a 16-point, six-rebound performance that earned him Big 12 newcomer of the week honor. In Monday’s performance, M’Baye scored 14 points and had six rebounds. M’Baye was 7 of 11 from the field to go with a game-high 17-point effort from Steven Pledger.
Head coach Lon Kruger on the win and their performance:
These two Pledger and M’Baye stepped up and made shots, and it’s good to see that. It gives you a good foundation and a good cornerstone to work from, and I think the other guys gain confidence when guys are stepping up and making shots like today.
It was the first time the Oklahoma basketball team has played in the Field House since 1975. The Sooners will take on conference opponent, West Virginia next on January 5th.