Oklahoma 79, Houston 74
Steven Pledger had a game-high 31 points and Oklahoma beat
Houston Saturday at the Chesapeake Arena 79-74 in the first game of
the All College Classic.
Pledger was 10 for 13 from the field, including 4 of 5 from
3-point range, rendering an off night from the Sooners’ inside
tandem of Andrew Fitzgerald and Romero Osby irrelevant. The two
combined to go just 6 for 27 from the floor for a combined 15
Oklahoma (8-1) is off to its best start since the 2008-2009
season. After consecutive losing seasons the past two years, OU has
improved drastically under first-year coach Lon Kruger.
Houston (4-5) opened the second half on a 12-0 run and led by
nine with 15:14 left, but the Sooners scored the next seven points
to get back in the game and stage a comeback.