Leonard & Bears No Match For Sooners

Tulsa Union product Phillip Leonard and the Mercer Bears were in Norman Monday night to face Lon Kruger's Sooners. Leonard is a 6-2 sophomore guard who is averaging 6.8 points a game. Monday against OU he finished with 12.NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Bobby Hield scored 20 points to lead Oklahoma to a 96-82 victory over Mercer Monday at Lloyd Noble Center.

Hield shot 6-for-11 from the floor to pace the Sooners (6-1). Ryan Spangler added 20 points and 13 rebounds. Cameron Clark scored 19 points.

Monty Brown led the Bears (5-4) with 16 points. Sophomore Phillip Leonard came off the bench to post 12 points in the defeat. He was 7-for-9 from the free throw line.

Oklahoma put the game away in the second half when Hield led them on an 18-0 run. The sophomore guard scored 11 points during a four minute span and Mercer was unable to recover.

Mercer entered the game allowing only 73 points per game and holding opponents to 48 percent shooting. Oklahoma shot 30-for-59 on the night.