TULSA — For whatever reason, that seemed to ignite the Sooners. They went on a 15-4 run over the next 6 minutes. Steven Pledger nailed a 3-pointer from the wing to give OU its first lead since the opening minutes with 3:40 to go.
“I think this team has a great ability to show up in the clutch,” said OU forward Amath M’Baye, who led the team with 12 points and nine rebounds. “It’s the second game in a row where we were able to close it out in the end.”
The last time was Sunday against West Virginia. The Sooners played with the lead most of that game. It was different Wednesday.