NORMAN, Okla. — The Sooners did just about everything they could wrong offensively in the first half, but came in the second half with better rhythm for a 62-50 win over Texas A&M Saturday evening in the Big 12/SEC Classic at the Toyota Center in Houston.
They committed 16 first half turnovers, careless with the basketball in the opening 20 minutes.
Four starters ultimately finished with four or more turnovers.
However, they limited the Aggies to just 14 percent from the field over that time frame, and that allowed the Sooners, though sloppily, to build a 23-14 lead at intermission.
After finally getting some flow in the second half and turning it over a better eight times after the break, OU finally built a double-digit lead and extended upon it in the later stages of the second half.
Point guard Jordan Woodard had a huge hand in that, racking up 20 points on 5-of-10 shooting.
No other Sooner joined him in double figures, as Big 12 leading scorer Cameron Clark hit just a pair of shots on his way to six points.
For A&M, guard Jordan Green managed a team-high 10 points.
The Sooners (11-1), winners of a season-high seven straight, now get a short break before returning to action against Louisiana Tech at 7 p.m. CT Dec. 30 at Lloyd Noble Center.