Late-game execution proved to be the difference again for Oklahoma basketball as the second half of the Big 12 conference schedule began a lot like the first half ended.
The Sooners were unable to convert in the final three minutes in a 77-69 loss to Texas Tech in Lubbock on Saturday evening.
OU once again showed glimpses of why everyone is so excited about this team in the future. But that excitement doesn’t extend to the present right now as OU has lost five in a row and a staggering 12 of its last 14 games.
Freshman Kameron McGusty continues to show he’s not afraid of the moment and led the way with 16 points but also continues to have uneven play during crunch time. The want to is there, for sure, but the production hasn’t quite equaled his determination.
OU trailed by seven at halftime but rallied to take the lead midway through the second half and only trailed 64-61 going into the final media timeout but simply could not get any closer.
Senior guard Jordan Woodard connected on all three of his 3-pointers in the second half to finish with 11 points but sputtered down the stretch.
OU was also able to get 13 points from Rashard Odomes and 11 points from Khadeem Lattin before Lattin fouled out in the final two minutes.
The loss drops OU to 8-14 overall and 2-8 in the Big 12. West Virginia comes to Lloyd Noble Center on Wednesday evening.