Morehead State 42

(1-3, 0-3 away)

Oklahoma 74

(5-1, 2-0 home)

    8:00 PM ET, November 21, 2007

    Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, Oklahoma

    1 2 T
    MORE 22 2042
    OKLA 32 4274

    Top Performers

    Morehead St: N. Stojakovic , 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl

    Oklahoma: B. Griffin 16 Pts, 12 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Oklahoma 74, Morehead St. 42

    Associated Press

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Freshman Blake Griffin notched his third double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds to lead Oklahoma to a 74-42 win against Morehead State on Wednesday night.

    Griffin started a 21-2 second-half run with a two-handed jam off an alley oop from Austin Johnson, and Morehead State (1-3) managed only one field goal in the next 10 minutes.

    Griffin had eight points in the spurt, including another two-handed dunk off an offensive rebound, and the Sooners led 55-30 after Cade Davis' two free throws with 9:50 remaining.

    Tony Crocker added four 3-pointers and 14 points, Omar Leary scored 13 and Longar Longar had 10 points and eight rebounds for the Sooners in coach Jeff Capel's 100th career win. Capel was 79-41 at Virginia Commonwealth and is 21-15 at Oklahoma (5-1).

    Maze Stallworth scored 10 before fouling out to lead Morehead State, and Leon Buchanan was limited to six points in his first game since scoring 35 in a 86-70 loss to Bowling Green four days earlier.

    The low point for the Eagles came on a fast break after they'd committed turnovers on back-to-back possessions during the Sooners' big run. Jamyron Steward got behind the defense on an inbounds play before missing a layup, Les Simmons clanked a reverse dunk off the rim and Kenneth Faried's third-chance putback also was off the mark.

    The rest of the game wasn't much prettier.

    Morehead State shot 30 percent, including 3-for-19 (16 percent) from 3-point range, and committed 20 turnovers. The Sooners also turned it over a season-worst 20 times.

    Oklahoma got out to a 12-2 start but then let Morehead State linger with 12 first-half turnovers, including bad lob passes intended for Griffin on back-to-back possessions.

    Buchanan got the Eagles back within 26-20 when he grabbed an offensive rebound and hit a jumper with just under 3 minutes left in the first half.

    The Sooners led 32-22 at halftime.

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press


    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 42 74
    FG Made-Attempted 16-53 (.302) 23-45 (.511)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-19 (.158) 8-20 (.400)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-11 (.636) 20-26 (.769)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 35

    2007-08 Season

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