Last Minute Sooner Rally Steals Win From Pirates
Oklahoma’s men’s basketball made an incredible rally in the final minute to come from behind and beat Seton Hall 86-85 on Friday night in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in Brooklyn, New York.
OU trailed by six with under a minute to play, but outscored the Pirates 7-0 to close the game and get the win.
The comeback started when Cameron Clark got a putback to cut the Seton Hall lead to 85-81.
The Sooners then quickly stole the ball, as freshman Jordan Woodard deflected the ball and Clark picked it up and put it in cut the Pirate lead to two.
Woodard then got another steal and was fouled on a layup attempt.
He made one of two free throws, but on the missed free throw, there was a tie-up, with the possession arrow favoring Oklahoma with 18 seconds to play.
Clark drove in the lane and missed a shot, then a wild scramble ensued.
The ball popped to Buddy Hield in front of the basket, and he was fouled with 9 seconds to play.
Hield hit two free throws to put the Sooners up 86-85.
Seton Hall had a final chance to win it, but missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
The Sooner comeback capped a roller coaster game in which OU built a nine-point first half lead, thanks to shooting 63 percent from the field in the first half.
But OU went cold in the second half and Seton Hall appeared to take control of the game, leading by as many as 11 in the second half.
Clark led OU with 20 points and 9 rebounds.
New York native Isaiah Cousins scored 19 points and was 3-for-3 from three-point range.
Buddy Hield added 13 and Woodard 12.
Oklahoma improves to 4-0 on the season and on Saturday night will face the winner of the late game in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic between Michigan State and Virginia Tech.