Two weeks ago, Oklahoma (15-3, 4-2) blew-out Texas Tech (15-3, 4-2) by 26 points. The rematch would be a much different story. In front of a sell-out crowd, Andre Emmett led the Red Raiders to a 92-79 upset of the Sooners.
The Sooners were not even close to resembling the team that dominated Maryland earlier this season. A team that has been known for sound defense and a potent offense, the Sooners were held to 79 points while giving up an astounding 92; their scoring defense season average was 62 points.
Texas Tech simply out-hustled and out-played the Sooners - traits that Oklahoma has made a staple of their program.
Oklahoma senior Aaron McGhee kept the Sooners in the contest early with 15 first-half points; McGhee would finish the game with 19 points despite averaging 13 during the season.
Junior Hollis Price had five early points to put Oklahoma up 23-19 with just over seven minutes left in the first half. From that point on, it was all Texas Tech.
The Red Raiders would come back behind the shooting of freshman Nathan Doudney who went 3-3 from beyond the 3-point line in the first half. Tech would take a 40-37 halftime lead that they would not relinquish.
Doudney hit another three in the opening moments of the second half. The Red Raiders came out playing great defense and continued the hot shooting to gain an eleven-point second-half lead at 62-51.
Oklahoma's junior point guard Quannas White struggled running the offense the entire afternoon and was replaced by Hollis Price late in the second half. Despite the large deficit, Price would not surrender and finished with 27 points.
Texas Tech's Andre Emmett finished with 26 points and 10 rebounds. Besides Emmett and Doudney, the Red Raiders had three other players (five total) that scored in double figures. Kasib Powell finished with 19, while Andy Ellis and Pawel Storozynski produced 18 and 14, respectively.
The Sooners host in-state rival Oklahoma State on Wednesday. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m.
Ere 4-11 0-0 10, McGhee 9-16 0-1 19, Brown 1-3 0-0 2, White 3-10 1-2 7, Price 8-16 8-8 27, Detrick 1-3 6-6 8, Selvy 2-5 0-0 4, Szendrei 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 29-65 15-17 79.
TEXAS TECH (15-3)
Emmett 10-18 6-10 26, Powell 8-12 3-5 19, Ellis 6-10 5-6 18, Chavis 0-1 1-2 1, Valdez 1-3 0-0 2, Shropshire 0-1 0-0 0, Storozynski 5-9 4-4 14, Doudney 4-5 0-0 12, Ross 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 34-60 19-27 92.
Halftime-Texas Tech 40-37. 3-Point goals-Oklahoma 6-15 (Price 3-7, Ere 2-4, McGhee 1-2, White 0-1, Selvy 0-1). Texas Tech 5-10 (Doudney 4-5, Ellis 1-2, Ross 0-1, Emmett 0-2). Fouled out-None. Rebounds-Oklahoma 34 (McGhee 9), Texas Tech 35 (Emmett 10). Assists-Oklahoma 16 (White 6), Texas Tech 25 (Ellis, Storozynski 7). Total fouls-Oklahoma 19, Texas Tech 18. A-15,098.
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