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OU Nips LSU 77-75; Player-of-the Year? “Forget About It” Buddy Hield


BATON ROUGE, LA – JANUARY 30: Buddy Hield #24 of the Oklahoma Sooners takes a shot during the first half of a game against the LSU Tigers at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center on January 30, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Oklahoma defeated LSU 77-75. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

If there is a controversy over who is the Player-of-the-Year in college basketball this year, as  Benjamin “Lefty” Ruggiero said in the movie “Donnie Brasco”, “forget about it.”  After todays performance by the Oklahoma Sooners Buddy Hield in Baton Rouge against LSU in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge,  we have a winner.  Hield poured in 32 points in a come from behind 77-75 win over the Tigers, as he outshined his major competition, the sensational freshman Ben Simmons.  Hield went 8-15 behind the arc and was 7-9 in the final half.  He currently leads the nation in three point shots made pre game with a 4.3 average on a 52.7 percentage made. OU leads the country in three point shooting with teammate Jordan Woodard the country’s leading percentage shooter from long distance.  For Simmons, a fourteen point, nine rebounds and five assists was just not enough in this confrontation between the number one Sooners and the now 13-8 LSU cagers.  OU had a nice supporting cast this afternoon with  Isaiah Cousins hitting the game winner with a little less than four seconds to go.  Cousins finished with 18 points and seven assists and Ryan Spangler had 16 points and ten boards.  OU committed only ten turnovers while LSU had 15.


We all are aware of Stephen Curry and his excellence in the National Basketball Association.  To a man, all would point to Curry as the best shooter in the world.  Buddy Hield, when comparing his numbers with Curry as a college player, is in his class of shooter.  Hield, “forget about it.”

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About Fred Pahlke

Fred Pahlke, an Oklahoma native has viewed over 10,000 sporting events in his 65 years. A season ticket holder of the Oklahoma City Thunder, former season tickect holder for the Oklahoma Sooners, Oklahoma City University Chiefs/Stars, he is an expert in both professional and college basketball and football. A high school athlete at Classen High School in basketball and tennis, he played amateur tennis after high school in the Missouri Valley Tennis Association. A graduate of Oklahoma City University, he taught in the public schools for 6 years before becoming a building administrator in the Oklahoma City Public Schools for 31 years, 28 as the Principal of various schools in the district. He has guided various high school and college athletes in his time as an educator and coach. Fredsportsextra has recorded 101, 410 article views in its first ten months, from August 2015 through May 2016.

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