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Oklahoma Uses Second Half Opportunities in 18-Point Win Over Texas Tech Red Raiders

Rob Snyder, 1340TheFan.com

The Oklahoma Sooners remained undefeated in Big 12 Conference play by beating the Texas Tech Red Raiders 81-63 Wednesday night in Norman.

Fiver Sooners scored in double digits with Romero Osby leading Oklahoma with 17 points. Guard, Buddy Hield scored 16, led the Sooners in rebounds with 7 and went 7/7 from the free thrown line.

Texas Tech was led by Dejan Kravic’s (pictured) 20 points in only 26 minutes of action. Kravic had one of his better nights shooting by going 8/10 from the field. Jaye Crockett came off of the bench and scored 11 in 29 minutes on the floor.

Foul trouble was an issue with a few of the Red Raiders. Jordan Tolbert had 4 fouls in 16 minutes of playing time. He only managed 4 points. Ty Nurse’s time was also limited. He played 5 minutes, scored no points, and picked up 2 fouls.

ESPN College Basketball Analyst Fran Fraschilla praised the coaching of Texas Tech’s Chris Walker after the game. Fraschilla said on Twitter, “Have no idea if Chris Walker gets Tech job & I don’t know him well so this not a fake endorsement. All I know is his team is well-coached.” Walker is currently the interim head coach for the Red Raiders and Franschilla’s son James plays for the Sooners.

At halftime, the Sooners had a 34-29 lead. However, in the second half they outscored the Red Raiders 47-34. In the second half, Oklahoma went 15/19 from the free throw line.  That’s after going 7/7 in the first half. OU’s second half shooting was also very good. They shot 57% from the field in the second half and 47.5% for the game.

Texas Tech’s record is now (8-7, 1-3). The Red Raiders next game is Saturday at Oklahoma State

 

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