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December 16, 2012

Clark provides much-needed spark for Sooners’ win vs. Aggies



The Sooners exploited it. Twelve of Clark’s 17 points came in the second half and 10 of those came during a 21-7 run that started with a Clark layup at 11:41 to give the Sooners a 43-41 lead and ended with a Clark jumper to put the them up 62-48 with four minutes to go.

“Coach is always on him about attacking. I am always in his ear telling him to keep attacking,” Osby said of Clark. “I am not taking credit for it; he really works hard before and after every practice. When a guy works like that, eventually they are due for something big. I am happy that he got a chance to do it, and we got a win out of it.”

The Sooners won despite shooting just 38.9 percent. They got away with it by forcing 19 turnovers (10 via steals) and going 18 for 19 from the free-throw line. Texas A&M was 20 for 50 (40 percent). Elston Turner led it with 17 points. Ray Turner added 12. Both are starters.

When Kruger went to his bench, the Aggies didn’t have an answer.

“Nice to have guys come off the bench and play when you have three players not getting any field goals. It’s been that way to this point. Different guys have come off the bench and picked us up,” Kruger said. “Buddy did a really good job coming in the first half and gave us good activity in the second half. Cam, of course, was fantastic.”

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