SHAWNEE – Jarius Hicklen gave fans a taste of what to expect in the future as he showed out for the first time inside Mabee Arena at the Noble Complex this past Saturday. The incoming Bison freshmen played a major part in helping Team Texas to a Faith 7 Bowl victory, 102-95, over their Oklahoma counterparts.
"It was a great day for Jarius," said Oklahoma Baptist head coach Jason Eaker. "He showed why we're excited to have him be a part of what we're building on Bison Hill."
Hicklen dropped a team-high 27 points on Team Oklahoma's defense, displaying long-range accuracy with five 3-pointers made in the contest. The 6-3 combo guard also led his team with eight rebounds and six assists.
"It felt great being at home and having a phenomenal game," Hicklen said. "I can't wait for more games here."
Trey Green, a Kingfisher native and Hicklen's future teammate on Bison Hill, was selected for Team Oklahoma, but did not feature in the exhibition.
"Trey didn't have an opportunity to play on Saturday because of an injury," said Eaker. "But we're looking forward to what he can bring to the court once he's fully recovered."