Pledger entered the contest shooting only 36 percent on 3-point attempts, but connected on 5 of 10 shots from beyond the arc to give the Sooners (9-3) an offensive spark in the first regular-season game played at OU's McCasland Field House in 38 years.
Oklahoma jumped out to an early 18-6 lead and never looked back en route to handing the Islanders their 10th straight loss, dating back to a season-opening win over Texas Lutheran on Nov. 11. Joy Williamson led Texas A&M-Corpus Christi with 14 points and five rebounds.
Oklahoma usually plays its home games in Lloyd Noble Center but played this contest at the 84-year-old venue as part of a historic field house series.
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Leaving early for the NBA is a risky decision. Some players -- Skal Labissiere, Dejounte Murray -- slid in the draft. Some -- Isaiah Taylor, Troy Williams -- weren't drafted at all.
College basketball coaches across the country will hit the recruiting trail hard in July to target the Class of 2017's top prospects. Which players are the nation's top programs targeting?
The Tar Heels could lose Justin Jackson and Kennedy Meeks after next season. Coach Roy Williams has nearly every top-10 2017 prospect on his board.
|Stephen F. Austin||18-0||-||28-6|
|Sam Houston State||12-6||6||18-16|