8:00 PM ET, November 14, 2008
Lloyd Noble Center, Norman, Oklahoma
Griffin grabs career-high 18 boards as No. 14 Sooners stomp Eagles
NORMAN, Okla. -- The first time, Blake Griffin hesitated, seemingly unwilling to try a 3-point shot. But the next time, with Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel encouraging him from the bench, Griffin launched from behind the arc.Swish.Griffin's first career 3-pointer came with a little more than 5 minutes left in the 12th-ranked Sooners' 83-54 rout of American on Friday night, but Capel hopes it sends a message to future opponents that Oklahoma's 6-foot-10 preseason All-American forward is a better shooter than they might think.First, though, Capel had to convince Griffin, who entered with only two previous career 3-point attempts, both misses.
• Oklahoma won its sixth straight season opener.
• Blake Griffin was 9-for-11 from the field after going 16-for-16 in OU's two exhibition games.
• Griffin also had a career-high 18 rebounds for his 11th double-double in 34 career games.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||21-60 (.350)||28-52 (.538)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-22 (.273)||7-23 (.304)|
|FT Made-Attempted||6-8 (.750)||20-33 (.606)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||24 (0/0)||12 (0/0)|
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