On the court, Oklahoma hasn't exactly found paradise in their first two games in Hawaii.
Jeff Capel's Sooners (2-2) dropped their second-straight game in the EA Sports Maui Invitational losing 74-71 to Purdue (3-1) on Tuesday despite a career-high 17 points from David Godbold.
In a tight battle that was tied eight times and saw the lead change 10 times in the second half alone, the Sooners failed to extend the lead past 42-38 at the 16:03 mark and take control of the game.
OU last led 66-65 with 4:04 to go when Chris Walker made 1-of-3 attempts from the free throw line after being fouled shooting a 3-pointer. But the Boilermakers immediately stormed down the court following Walker's miss to take the lead for good nine seconds later, and eventually stretch the lead to as many as five points with 29 seconds left.
The Sooners had a chance to tie the game at the end of regulation, but Keith Clark missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
It was another tough day for the Sooners taking care of the ball, as they turned it over 18 times. They were also outrebounded (33-26) for the second straight game.
Oklahoma will play their final game in the Maui Invitational on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. (CST) against tournament host Chaminade (0-2). The Silverswords, a Divsion II school from Honolulu, Hawaii, have lost to UCLA (88-63) and DePaul (93-74) in their first two games in Maui.
Wednesday's game will be televised on ESPNU.
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MBB: Sooners fall to Purdue, 74-71
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