Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Sooners Freefalling

Without shooting guards healthy the Sooners are helpless! OU lost again Tuesday, this time to the Missouri Tigers 71-69. Like the Nebraska loss Saturday night this loss came in the waning minutes, actually seconds.

After hitting two free throws to tie the game Taj Gray made a crucial mistake that may have cost the Sooners the game. After having the ball knocked away by Terrell Everett, Missouri's Jimmy McKinney recovered it on the floor and passed to Brown in the left corner. Brown elevated for a 3-pointer and officials called Gray for a foul.
Brown missed the first free throw before hitting the second and third.

Grey led the Sooners with 19 points. Terrell Everett and Austin Johnson scored 11 and 10 points respectively, and Kevin Bookout added 9 points and 8 rebounds.

I don’t know what else to say about this Sooner team. They have been disappointing to this point in the season and a trip to College Station on Saturday awaits them next. This could be a long season if things don’t turn quickly.