Sampson gets 200th win in OU's rout of Baylor

Freshmen forward Kevin Bookout leads Oklahoma again in the Sooners' 67-54 win over Baylor in Waco. The win was the 200th for Oklahoma Head Coach Kelvin Sampson and the Sooners 17 straight over the Bears

Oklahoma's domination of Baylor and the state of Texas continued in the Sooners' 67-54 win over the Baylor Bears Saturday afternoon in Waco.

The win, which was the Sooners' 17th straight over Baylor, also helped Oklahoma Head Coach Kelvin Sampson notch his 200th career win while at the helm in Norman.

Freshmen forward Kevin Bookout led the way with 18 points and Hollis Price chipped in 17.

Bookout, who was the Big 12's Freshmen of the the Week, picked up where he left off in the first half scoring 14 points and grabbing seven rebounds to help Oklahoma take a 38-31 halftime advantage. Bookout finished with a career-high 18 points and nine rebounds.

The Bears would storm out of the locker room to start the second half and quickly cut OU's lead to 38-36, but Price took over down the stretch and the Sooners pulled away.

Johnnie Gilbert, who started in place of the injured Jabahri Brown, chipped in seven points and 10 rebounds. Brown suited up, but could not play because he injured the patella tendon on his left knee during the pregame warmups.

John Lucas led the Bears with 15 points.

Sampson's 200th win at OU also moved him into a tie for second place on the all-time wins chart with Bruce Drake.

Sampson will go for win No. 201 on Tuesday when the Sooners host Texas A&M in Norman. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 PM at the Lloyd Noble Center.

OKLAHOMA (13-3)
Gilbert 3-4 1-1 7, Bookout 8-14 2-4 18, Ere 3-12 1-2 7, White 3-3 0-0 6, Price 8-17 0-0 17, Johnston 1-2 0-0 2, Alexander 3-4 2-3 8, Gipson 0-0 0-0 0, Szendrei 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 30-57 6-10 67.

BAYLOR (9-7)
Roberts 3-8 3-3 9, Guinn 1-7 2-2 5, Taylor 3-11 2-3 9, Herring 0-0 0-2 0, Lucas 5-9 4-5 15, Kidd 0-1 0-0 0, Sayman 1-3 3-4 6, Dotson 3-6 2-2 10, Othoro 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 16-45 16-21 54.

Halftime-Oklahoma 38-31. 3-Point goals-Oklahoma 1-12 (Price 1-6, Alexander 0-1, Johnston 0-1, Ere 0-4), Baylor 6-23 (Dotson 2-3, Sayman 1-2, Lucas 1-3, Guinn 1-6, Taylor 1-8, Kidd 0-1). Fouled out-Guinn. Rebounds-Oklahoma 40 (Gilbert 10), Baylor 22 (Roberts 7). Assists-Oklahoma 11 (Price 5), Baylor 10 (Lucas 5). Total fouls-Oklahoma 16, Baylor 13. A-9370.

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