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Griffin leads Sooners in rout of Maine
Norman, OK (Sports Network) - Blake Griffin made 11-of-13 field goals to finish with 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, as fifth-ranked Oklahoma cruised past Maine, 78-52.
Willie Warren added 19 points, while Ray Willis had 13 for the Sooners (9-0), who also got 10 points out of Tony Crocker.
Mark Socoby scored 10 points and was the only player in double figures for Maine (5-5), which had won two straight. Four of Socoby's points came at the free throw line, as the Black Bears shot just 29.3 percent from the field and committed 20 turnovers.
Gerald McLemore's three-pointer opened the game to give Maine the lead, but Oklahoma quickly assumed control. The Sooners scored 13 of the next 15 points, and led 13-5 after a Crocker layup.
Oklahoma opened up a big lead later in the half with a 13-2 run that pushed the school's lead to 32-11 with a little less than five minutes left in the stanza.
A Willis free throw in the final minute gave Oklahoma a 38-15 halftime edge, and the Sooners' lead only grew from there. Griffin threw down a fastbreak dunk with under 12 minutes to go, putting Oklahoma's lead at 61-29, and the Sooners cruised to the finish from there.
Oklahoma shot 44.6 percent from the field...Sean McNally had nine points for Maine, while McLemore had six...Socoby grabbed seven rebounds...The Sooners host Utah on Saturday...Maine hosts Harvard on December 21.
12/10 22:41:07 ET
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