Sunday, July 21, 2024

Oklahoma starts fast, overwhelms No. 22 TCU

Tanner Groves had a season-high 23 points to lead Oklahoma to a 74-60 victory over No. 22 TCU on Saturday in Norman, Okla.

Grant Sherfield added 20 points in the latest stunning win for the Sooners.

Oklahoma (15-16, 5-13 Big 12) has won just four of its last 14 games, but all four victories have come over ranked opponents.

The loss snapped a two-game winning streak for the Horned Frogs (20-11, 9-9) and kept them from finishing above .500 in conference play for the first time since 2001.

TCU will be the No. 6 seed in next weekend’s Big 12 tournament with the loss. The Sooners were already locked into the No. 10 spot.

Sherfield and Groves each struggled in Wednesday’s loss to Kansas State, combining for just nine points.

The duo topped that mark less than 10 minutes into Saturday’s game.

Sherfield got going offensively quickly, hitting the game’s first two buckets, igniting a 17-2 Sooners run over the first six minutes.

The Horned Frogs couldn’t answer on the other end, going just 1-for-12 to start the game.

TCU was just 4 of 26 from the floor before hitting four consecutive shots late in the first half.

Outside of Mike Miles Jr. and Damion Baugh, the Horned Frogs were just 1 of 18 from the floor in the first half.

With a 12-0 run late in the first half, the Sooners extended their lead to as many as 24 points.

Groves and Sherfield combined for seven of Oklahoma’s points in that stretch.

The Horned Frogs cut the deficit to 12 with 5:32 left in the game on Miles’ layup, but once again, Sherfield and Groves came up big.

The duo scored the next nine points to put the game out of reach.

Miles led TCU with 17 points, while Baugh added 13.

Oklahoma outrebounded the Horned Frogs 40-26, with Groves pulling down 10 and Jalen Hill 11. The Sooners outscored TCU 34-20 in the paint.

Milos Uzan added 12 points for the Sooners, who shot 50 percent from the floor.

–Field Level Media

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