For the second time in a week the Oklahoma Sooners took to the road to face a Top 10 program, and for the second time in a week OU walked off the floor narrow winners.
One of the things that Texas Tech does best is make you miss shots and that’s exactly what stung Oklahoma in the final twenty minutes of the game. The Sooners were held to just 24 second half points, after scoring 35 in the first half, and turned the ball over ten times after the intermission.
Those two factors saw a four-point lead disappear on a Matt Mooney layup with just over nine minutes remaining. The Red Raiders outscored OU 18-13 from that point forward to remain unbeaten in conference play.
Christian James scored 14 points and Brady Manek posted 13 in the losing effort. Oklahoma shot nearly 33% for the game but was 9-of-29 from three-point range and missed four free throws.
Texas Tech’s Jarrett Culver was 8-of-13 from the floor in route to a 23 point/13 rebound performance for the #8 Red Raiders. Davide Moretti scored 12 points for Tech to become the team’s second leading scorer.
The 23rd ranked Sooners (12-3, 1-2) are building quite the resume this basketball season but the one thing that’s still missing is a win over a ranked opponent. They’ll have another chance on Saturday when they host #25 TCU.