OU's Cam Clark
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Despite 16 points from Cam Clark, the Oklahoma Sooners lose their sixth straight game and fall to Iowa State 80-69. With the loss, the Sooners fall to .500 for the first time this season at 13-13 (3-11).
The OU junior trio of Steven Pledger, Andrew Fitzgerald and Romero Osby entered the game by accounting for 68 percent of the team's points in Big 12 play, and totaled 58 points against Iowa State two weeks ago. Today, the threesome scored 19 of the Sooners' 69 points (28 percent) and was a combined 6-for-25 (.240) from the field. Osby finished with 10 points, Pledger seven and Fitzgerald two.
Sophomore guard Cameron Clark scored a team-high 16 points for his second-highest output of the season and highest in 19 games. He was 8-for-14 from the field and added four rebounds and three steals. Clark is averaging 14.5 points the last two games after averaging 5.7 the previous seven outings.
The Sooners trailed by just five points (46-41) with 11 minutes remaining before Iowa State used a 13-0 run over a span of two minutes and 10 seconds to go up by 18 (59-41). The Cyclones went 5-for-5 from the field during the stretch and hit back-to-back-to-back 3-pointers.
Junior guard Carl Blair came off the bench to net 12 points on 4-for-5 shooting. His day included a five-point possession following a “Flagrant 2” foul by Iowa State’s Melvin Ejim (two free throws followed by a 3-pointer). Blair had averaged 1.6 points over the previous nine games.
Oklahoma is back home Wednesday when it hosts Oklahoma State at 7 p.m. CT.