Manek scores 18, leads Oklahoma past Wofford 75-64

By  | 

Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Brady Manek had 18 points and 11 rebounds to help Oklahoma defeat Wofford 75-64 in its home opener on Sunday afternoon.
Manek, a sophomore forward, grabbed double-digit rebounds for the third straight game. Christian James scored 15 points and Miles Reynolds added 12 for the Sooners (3-0).
Wofford's Fletcher Magee, the Southern Conference preseason player of the year, scored 19 points. Storm Murphy and Nathan Hoover each added 10 points for the Terriers (2-2).
Wofford, which was picked to finish second in the Southern Conference, led 38-37 at halftime. Magee scored 13 points and the Terriers made seven 3-pointers.
Oklahoma took a 56-53 lead on a layup by Reynolds with just over nine minutes remaining. Manek hit a reverse layup, was fouled and made the free throw to put the Sooners up 59-54.
Manek later caught an alley-oop lob from Aaron Calixte to put the Sooners up 71-57 with 4:11 remaining.
BIG PICTURE
Wofford: The Terriers only lost to No. 7 North Carolina by 11 points in their season opener and clearly weren't intimidated by another big-name program. They looked good early against the Sooners, but shot just 31 percent in the second half.
Oklahoma: The Sooners were solid once again in their post-Trae Young transformation at point guard. Reynolds and Calixte are sharing most of the ball handling. Calixte went without a turnover in 29 minutes and Reynolds had two turnovers in 18 minutes.
UP NEXT
Wofford: The Terriers host Coppin State on Wednesday.
Oklahoma: The Sooners play Florida on Wednesday in the Battle 4 Atlantis.