NORMAN — Amath M’Baye, who is averaging 10.1 points, has topped 15 seven times this season. Even Cameron Clark, who hasn’t started a game all season, is coming off a 17-point performance against Iowa State in the Big 12 tournament last week.
If the attention on them is decreased, they have to take advantage.
Pledger was a huge key in OU’s February run to get into the NCAA tournament. Nevertheless, the stat sheet says he’s only averaging a little over double-digits. Point guard Sam Grooms will enter the NCAA tournament averaging 5.1 points a game. However, he’s averaging 12.3 over the last eight games.
How much attention does that warrant?
“It’s something I’ve thought about. We’re about to play teams that don’t really only have an idea for what I can do,” Pledger said. “They have a thought, but they haven’t seen me up close.”
Osby is going to have the Aztecs’ undivided attention on every possession. None of OU’s secondary scorers can afford to be passive.
They must take advantage of the opportunities.
“It all has to do with being aggressive,” Clark said. “As long as we’re aggressive, good things happen.”