• What’s next: No. 12 Oklahoma, which thumped Mississippi Valley State 93-54 Monday, returns to Lloyd Noble Center at 8:30 tonight to face No. 21 Davidson in the second round of the NIT Season Tip-Off. The Wildcats beat James Madison 99-64 Monday.

• Keep an eye on: The Sooners’ 3-point shooting. It was less than spectacular Monday night. They were only 6-for-19 from beyond the arc and are shooting just 13-for-42 (30.9 percent) for the season. It hasn’t mattered much through the first two games. No one OU’s faced has come close to being able to shut down Blake Griffin. There may only be a handful of games this season Griffin won’t control the paint, but the Sooners can’t afford to miss 70 percent from beyond the arc of their shots.

• Interesting development: The Sooners’ full-court press. Monday night’s effort produced 18 steals and OU now has 31 through two games. Most have come due to the pressure defense and resulted in easy points. Tonight’s game will provide a better barometer for how effective it can be. Davidson has one of the best backcourts OU will face all season. It’s doubtful the Sooners can create the same havoc they have against American and Mississippi Valley State against the Wildcats. Their guards are too good and too poised to be as careless with the ball as OU’s first two opponents. But if OU can get anywhere the disruption they’ve gotten in the first two games, it will be a great sign for the future.

• Notes of note: Blake Griffin was named the Big 12’s player of the week Monday. Griffin scored 24 points and pulled down 18 rebounds in the Sooners’ victory over American University Friday … OU committed a season-high 16 turnovers Monday night. Five were committed by Griffin … Backup point guard Omar Leary led the Sooners with four assists. He didn’t commit a turnover … OU guard Willie Warren is 0-for-10 from 3-point range through the first two games. Guard Tony Crocker is 1-for-7 … The 59 second-half points were the most in coach Jeff Capel’s three seasons at OU.

— John Shinn

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