Eagles’ performance at OU draws attention of national publication

OC forward Josh Faurot (right) looks to drive around Oklahoma's Cameron Clark during an exhibition game on Nov. 4. OC's performance in that game drew a mention in the December issue of Basketball Times.
OC forward Josh Faurot (right) looks to drive around Oklahoma's Cameron Clark during an exhibition game on Nov. 4. OC's performance in that game drew a mention in the December issue of Basketball Times.

MATTEWS, N.C. (Dec. 19, 2013) – Oklahoma Christian’s impressive performance in an exhibition game at Oklahoma last month caught the attention of a writer for a national basketball publication.

OC led the Sooners at halftime on Nov. 4 before eventually falling 88-76, a strong result against a team from the Big 12 Conference that since has started the season 10-1.

Chuck Mistovich, a longtime writer for Basketball Times who covers the small-college scene for the monthly newspaper, noted the result of the OC game in a column in the December issue about NCAA Division II and NAIA teams that either beat or played well against Division I squads in exhibition games.

“Oklahoma Christian is a team to contend with, as shown in an 88-76 exhibition loss to Oklahoma,” Mistovich wrote. “Dan Hays’ team had a 41-38 halftime lead before the Sooners started rolling with their traps and speed-up game. John Moon, a 6-11, 250-pound freshman, was impressive in 24 minutes with four points and five rebounds.”

OC finished the first semester with a 4-6 record. The Eagles’ next game will be Jan. 2 at Heartland Conference rival Arkansas-Fort Smith.