The Norman Transcript

January 8, 2014

OU falls to No. 18 Kansas

Clark matches career high with 32 points

By John Shinn
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Oklahoma had the best player on the floor Wednesday night against Kansas. The problem it couldn’t overcome was that the 18th-ranked Jayhawks had the next best five.

OU’s Cameron Clark matched a career high with 32 points, but it wasn’t enough for the Sooners (12-3, 1-1 Big 12). The issue that has plagued them all season was exposed early in the 90-83 loss at Lloyd Noble Center.

Kansas (10-4, 1-0) shot 55 percent (29 for 53) from the field. It was the second straight game OU has an allowed an opponent to make more shots than it missed.

Wayne Selden scored 24 points to lead the Jayhawks. It was triple what the freshman averaged in the first 14 games. Perry Ellis added 22 points and Nadir Tharpe finished with 17.

OU trailed virtually the entire game. It just didn’t have the offensive firepower to hang in a game like Wednesday’s. Buddy Hield finished with 18 points and Tyler Neal added 11.

But starters Ryan Spangler and Isaiah Cousins both finished with four points apiece and dealt with foul trouble throughout the game.