“It was an ugly win, but we’ll take it,” coach Matt Thornton said. “Part of that was us trying to get Jay back into the mix. But it was also one of those nights where we just couldn’t get everyone going. But we’ll take a win any way we can get it.”
For Finley, who returned to the lineup a week earlier than originally anticipated, it was a successful but at times frustrating return. He didn’t show any lingering sign of injury, but he was clearly frustrated by several open shots he missed. He finished with nine points on 4-of-10 shooting and added a pair of assists.
Next up is a chance for the Tigers to “shock the world,” as Thornton put it, with No. 1 Midwest City visiting Norman on Friday.
“We need a couple good days of practice to start with,” Blodgett said after the game. “And we need to get a few good bounces and play our butts off.”
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