NORMAN — Graduate guard Miles Reynolds, most known for his defense, has been Oklahoma’s closer on offense.
The Sooner sixth man has combined for 34 points in his last two games. Twenty-seven of those came in second halves. Reynolds, a transfer from Pacific, has a knack for knifing his way to the rim for easy buckets.
That style of attack has resulted in him attempting a team-high 36 free throws. Reynolds is shooting 89 percent from the foul line, the best mark in the Big 12 with a minimum of 30 attempts.
The Oklahoman caught up with Reynolds by phone on Monday. The Sooners (6-1) are in New York, where they’ll face Notre Dame at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Jimmy V Classic.
Q: Is this your first trip to Madison Square Garden?
A: “I have some family that lives in New York, so I’ve been to a couple Knicks games. This is my first time actually playing at The Garden.”
What do you expect?
“I’m hoping it’s gonna be a great one. Hopefully we’ve got a lot of Sooner fans out here ready to cheer us on to play a really tough Notre Dame team. That’s gonna be fun. It’s every basketball player’s dream to play in The Garden one day. I can knock this off my bucket list, and hopefully we can walk away with a win.”