Rapid Reaction: Baylor 70, Oklahoma 60
February, 25, 2012
By Brandon Chatmon | ESPN.com
Oklahoma’s second-half struggles continued on Saturday. The Sooners squandered a halftime lead, falling 70-60 to Baylor at the Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas. The Bears outscored OU 39-26 in the second half as the Sooners never could connect from beyond the arc (0 of 12 from the three-point line).
Player of the Game: Steven Pledger. Even though he was 0 of 5 from the three point line, Pledger finished with 21 points on 8 of 17 shooting. When Pledger went cold early in the second half, the Bears began to pull away.
Unsung Hero: Cameron Clark. The sophomore continues to improve in the final games of the season. He scored 12 points on 5 of 8 shooting with five rebounds and two steals. It was Clark’s fourth straight game in double figures after scoring 14 combined points in his previous four games.
Key Stat: 66.7 percent. Baylor guard Pierre Jackson’s three-point percentage. He was 4 of 6 from the three-point line including 3 of 4 in the second half. He finished with a team-high 18 points including 11 in the final 20 minutes.
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