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OU men's basketball: Sooners guard Jamal Bieniemy to transfer

NORMAN — OU guard Jamal Bieniemy will transfer, sources confirmed to The Oklahoman.

As a freshman, Bieniemy started moved into the starting lineup midway through the season and quickly became a Bedlam hero.

In just his second start, Bieniemy was 6 of 6 from the field with 17 points as the Sooners came back from a 19-point deficit to beat Oklahoma State in Stillwater. In his first start a few days earlier, Bieniemy hit all four second-half 3-pointers he attempted as OU nearly beat Texas.

The next time against the Longhorns, Bieniemy was once again the hero, blocking Matt Coleman III's shot at the buzzer to seal the Sooners' 69-67 win.

As a sophomore, Bieniemy started all but one game for the Sooners but struggled to find an offensive rhythm. He scored more than 12 points just once last season and never made more than two 3-pointers in a game as a sophomore.

Stadium's Jeff Goodman was the first to report Bieniemy's transfer.

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Oklahoma's Jamal Bieniemy (24) shoots over Texas Tech's Andrei Savrasov (12) during a men's NCAA college basketball game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Oklahoma won 65-51. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

Oklahoma's Jamal Bieniemy (24) shoots over Texas Tech's Andrei Savrasov (12) during a men's NCAA college basketball game between the University of Oklahoma Sooners (OU) and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. Oklahoma won 65-51. [Bryan...

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Ryan Aber

Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The... Read more ›

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