Louisiana Tech Shocks Sooners in Overtime
Louisiana Tech made big basket after big basket and upset Oklahoma 102-98 in overtime on Monday night at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman.
The Sooners led by as many as 14 points late in the first half, but the Bulldogs closed the first half with a 16-2 run and the game was within
single digits the rest of the way.
Oklahoma trailed for much of the second half, but had a chance to tie in the final seconds of regulation.
Freshman Jordan Woodard missed a three-pointer to tie, but Cameron Clark got the rebound, raced out to the three-point line in the left
corner in front of the OU bench, and hit a turn-around three at the buzzer to tie the game at 85 and force overtime.
Clark finished with 26 points and 8 rebounds.
In OT, Oklahoma led by four at 95-91, but the Bulldogs scored the next five points and never trailed again.
Twice OU had chances to either tie or take the lead, but Woodard missed a shot the first time, then Clark missed to tie it in the waning seconds.
Tech was led by Alex Hamilton, who had a game high 31 points, including two key baskets in overtime.
He was 14 of 18 at the free throw line.
Oklahoma’s Ryan Spangler had a double-double, with 20 points and 13 rebounds, but took an ill-advised three-point attempt late in overtime that missed.
Four other Sooners were in double figures, with Woodard scoring 13, Isaiah Cousins and Frank Booker 12 each, and Buddy Hield 10.
There were six ties and five lead changes in the game.
OU’s seven-game winning streak comes to an end as they drop to 11-2 on the season.
The Sooners open Big 12 play Saturday night at Texas at 7:00.