Sooners Survive Scare To Beat Texas Tech in OT

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Oklahoma’s 17th-ranked men’s basketball team had a cold shooting game, but survived to beat Texas Tech 79-75 in overtime in Lubbock, Texas, on Saturday.

A three-pointer by Toddrick Gotcher tied the game at 67 late in regulation, and when Buddy Hield missed a running 3-pointer at the buzzer, the game headed to overtime.

In OT, Hield hit a pair of three-pointers to give OU a 75-70 lead.

Gotcher answered again, though, hitting a three-pointer to tie the game at 75.

TaShawn Thomas hit one of two free throws to put the Sooners up 76-75, and Tech did not make another basket.

Oklahoma hit three more free throws to produce the winning margin of four.

Tech shot 59 percent from the field for the game, to just 44 percent for Oklahoma.

OU did hit 11 three-pointers and made 20 of 25 free throws.

Isaiah Cousins led Oklahoma with 22 points and made three 3-pointers.

Frank Booker scored 17 points off the bench, making four 3’s.

Thomas added 15 points.

Hield had a tough shooting game except for the overtime, scoring just 8 points and making 3 of 12 from the field.

The Sooners improved to 19-8 on the season, 10-5 in conference play.

Tech falls to 12-16 overall, 2-13 in Big 12 play.

Oklahoma next will host TCU Saturday, February 28 at 1:00 in Norman.