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December 17, 2012

Clark at ‘four’ a new wrinkle



Another bonus in OU’s column was the play of Cameron Clark. Kruger went with a four-guard lineup most of the second half and played the 6-foot-6 Clark at power forward. It worked like a charm. Clark scored 12 of his 17 points in the second half.

The Aggies never adjusted.

The versatility Clark showed Saturday was a new element. It’s something OU will likely use again when it faces Stephen F. Austin at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Lloyd Noble Center.

In many ways, Clark’s performance was like finding an unexpected present under the Christmas tree.

“What’s interesting is we’re quite a ways into the season and we’re still searching for identities and different roles,” Kruger said. “I like what the four-guard lineup with Cam produced today. Cam made that happen.”

And the Sooners found another way to win when struggling to make shots. They would prefer to not have to win ugly, but it has to be nice to know it can be done.

The Sooners’ victory over Texas A&M was another example.

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