OU Men's Hoops Improves To 5-0 With Win Over UCA

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 11:28 pm
By: News 9

Jordan Woodard matched his career-high with 24 points to help No. 6 Oklahoma beat Central Arkansas 111-68 on Thursday night.

The Sooners (5-0) posted their highest point total since 1996.

Woodard made six 3-pointers in a 3:30 stretch early in the second half. The junior had never even attempted more than five 3s in a game. Oklahoma made 11 of their 13 3-pointers in the second half.

Buddy Hield scored 19 points, Isaiah Cousins had 16 and a career-high 11 rebounds and Khadeem Lattin added a career-high 12 points for the Sooners.

Oklahoma held the Bears to 38 percent shooting.

Jordan Howard scored 16 points, Derreck Brooks had 13 and Jake Zuilhof added 11 for Central Arkansas (1-6), which lost its third straight.

Oklahoma got off to a slow start, and Central Arkansas led 7-6. The Sooners got it going after that, though. A fast break layup by Hield pushed Oklahoma's lead to 30-13, and the Sooners led 54-24 at halftime.

Hield and Cousins both scored 11 points in the first half. Lattin scored 10 points in the first half, surpassing his previous career-high of eight. Oklahoma outrebounded the Bears 28-14 in the first half and outscored them 20-2 at the free throw line.

The 54-point was the most points Oklahoma had scored in a half since scoring 59 in the first half against Arkansas-Little Rock on Nov. 29, 2013.

Woodard's barrage put the game further out of reach. The last of his six 3s gave Oklahoma an 80-34 lead.