Sooners continue dominance over Baylor

Sooners pick up first Big 12 road win with a 78-67 win over Baylor Wednesday night in Waco.

WACO, Texas — Need a cure for a three-game losing streak? How about a dose of Baylor?

After dropping their last three road games to Connecticut, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech, Oklahoma's losing streak away from the Lloyd Noble Center finally came to an end on Wednesday night with their 78-67 win over Baylor in Waco.

Jason Detrick led the Sooners in scoring for the third straight game with 15 points, as the Sooners beat up on the Bears for the 19th straight time.

Oklahoma jumped out the gate quickly with a Lawrence McKenzie three-pointer to start the game and cruised to a 31-21 halftime lead.

The Sooners came out firing again in the second half extending the lead to lead to 49-29 at the 10:57 mark, but the Bears wouldn't go away easily.

Baylor cut OU's lead to 10 (61-51) with 5:38 to go, but a Jabahri Brown slam and De'Angelo Alexander three quickly pushed the lead back to 15. And from that point on, the Bears never got closer to than nine points as the Sooners hit nine free throws in the final two minutes to seal the win.

Overall, Oklahoma shot 50 percent from the field (24-of-48) and had eight players score at least eight points.

Oklahoma's freshmen backcourt of Drew Lavender and Lawrence McKenzie joined Detrick in double figures with 11 and 10 points respectively, while big men Jabahri Brown and Larry Turner combined for 17 points 10 rebounds and three blocks.

With the win Oklahoma improves to 12-4 overall and 2-3 in conference play. Baylor falls to 6-12 overall and 1-4 in Big 12 play.
OU-Baylor Box Score

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