Sooners hold off Louisiana Tech in overtime

Oklahoma's Daryan Selvy (24) attempts to block a shot by Louisiana Tech's Gerrod Henderson as Oklahoma's Hollis Price looks on in Norman, Okla. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001. Oklahoma won 71-67 in overtime.

Hollis Price scored a game-high 25 points and Ebi Ere and Quannas White each scored five points in overtime as Oklahoma (5-1) held off Louisiana Tech (4-2) for a 71-67 win Saturday afternoon in Norman.

The Sooners, who trailed by one point at halftime, led by as many as 10 points in the second half before Gerrod Henderson hit a three-pointer with 6.2 seconds left to cap the Bulldogs comeback and force overtime.

Tech jumped out to an early three-point lead in overtime, but the Sooners were able to regain the lead on an Ere jumper that gave Oklahoma the lead for good with 2:21 to play.
OU was a perfect from the field in the extra session hitting all three shot attempts and going 5-for-7 from the foul line to seal the win.

"This was a good basketball game today. I knew Louisiana Tech would test us," said Oklahoma Head Coach Kelvin Sampson.

"They are the best rebounding team we've played all season. But once we got to overtime, I liked our toughness. I never felt like we were going to lose the game."

Ere finished with 14 points and led the Sooners with seven rebounds. Senior forward Aaron McGhee also scored 14 points for Oklahoma.

Henderson led the Bulldogs with 21 points while former OU recruit Darrian Brown finished with 15 points and 12 rebounds.
"Louisiana Tech is a very tough team," said Ere. "They're real good on the boards and Henderson, he made some big shots. I thought we had him covered well, but he still made some big threes. It was a good win for us."

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