Time and time again, a theme seems to manifest itself in the world of sports. The Oklahoma Sooners Basketball program is no exception. After trailing against the West Virginia Mountaineers in the second half, thanks to a 14-0 run, the Sooners fell into a rhythm on both ends of the courts Wednesday. Fast forward to Saturday in which another run put OU on the losing side of the equation.
Closing out the first 20 minutes of play, the Iowa State Cyclone finished on a 21-1 to take control of the game. However, the spurt must of awaken a bit of a sleeping giant inside the Sooner locker room. Coming out of the break, Oklahoma shot 44% (as opposed to 31% in the first half) from the floor closing the gap steadily. Jordan Woodard failed to score in the first half but exploded in the remaining time for 21 total points. The effort push the game into overtime as the two programs found themselves deadlocked in the heat of battle.
Jumping out to an early lead in the first overtime, it appeared as if moment favored the crimson and cream. Yet, ISU clawed back forcing a second overtime with a 6-0 run.
Entering the second and final overtime, the Sooners simply failed to secure the ball. Turning the ball over five times, the Cyclones found a bit of room to breathe. Ultimately, Iowa State secured the win by a final of 92-87.