If Oklahoma needed any motivation for Saturday all they needed to do was watch the Sooner women have their 25-game home win streak halted by SMU just hours before tipping off against unranked Georgia State.
Needless to say, the Sooners didn't fall into the same trap as the women's team did.
Hollis Price scored 22 points and Ebi Ere chipped in 15 as No. 7 Oklahoma (6-1) extended its home winning streak to 28 games with an 89-62 victory over Georgia State (3-4).
The win was the Sooners sixth straight since opening the season with a six-point loss to Alabama on November 14.
"We're headed north," said Oklahoma Head Coach Kelvin Sampson. "We're getting better. We're better than we were last week. We were able to maintain our defensive intensity throughout the game."
"Oklahoma has a nice team, I would like to have their second team," said Georgia State Head Coach Lefty Driesell. "They played well tonight. They're going to play tougher teams than us, but we are not going to play anyone else as tough the rest of the year."
"The most we got out of this game was $45,000, a free bus and two nights at a free motel."
The Sooners used a 24-6 run in the first half to break the game open and then went on another 9-2 run at the beginning of the second half to put the game away.
Next up for the Sooners is a showdown next Saturday with No. 18 Mississippi State in New Orleans.
Senior guard Hollis Price is excited about returning to his hometown.
"It is going to be a fun homecoming for Quannas (White) and me," said Price. "Mississippi State is a good team who keeps getting better. I think they have only lost one game and now they have their big guy back, Mario Austin. He's done a great job since he's been back."
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