OU-NC: Postgame Notes

NORMAN, Okla. -- Postgame notes from OU's 80-79 win over Northern Colorado.

Oklahoma (8-3) beat Northern Colorado (9-3), 80-79, for its sixth straight victory.

• Oklahoma had runs of 12-2 (first half) and 11-2 (second half) in a game that featured three ties and eight lead changes. The Sooners trailed 38-27 in the first half before cutting UNC's lead to two (38-36) on three-straight 3-point makes from Cade Davis in a span of 0:59 seconds. Northern Colorado led 40-39 at halftime.

• The Sooners led 80-72 but were outscored 7-0 over the game's final 36 seconds.

• Cade Davis scored a career-high 25 points (20 in the first half) on 8-of-13 shooting (6-of-10 from 3-point distance) in a game-high 40 minutes. Davis' six makes from long range in the first half were one shy of the Big 12 record of seven in a half (Tony Crocker, Dec. 9, versus Centenary).

• Davis' 20 points in the first half marked the second straight home contest a Sooner scored at least 20 in the opening 20 minutes (Tony Crocker poured in 29 against Centenary).

• Davis set career highs in points, field goals (eight), field goal attempts (13), 3-point makes (six) and 3-point attempts (10). His one blocked shot tied a personal best.

• Tony Crocker, who has started 77 consecutive games, scored 24 points and added 10 rebounds for his fourth career double-double. All four double-doubles for the senior guard have come over the last five games.

• Crocker added two assists, two blocks and two steals in 39 minutes.

• Crocker is averaging 18.6 points and 9.5 rebounds over the past six outings. He is 18-of-36 (.500) from behind the 3-point arc during the stretch.

• Crocker surpassed Willie Rogers for 26th on OU's career scoring list with 1,167 points. Crocker needs just seven points to surpass Brent Price for 25th.

• OU's 14 3-point makes marked a season high. It was the fourth game this season the Sooners have hit at least 10 3-pointers.

• Oklahoma was outrebounded 40-31, but it scored 18 second-chance points on its eight offensive boards.

• The Sooners were 10-of-11 (.909) from the free throw line in the first half, but missed six of their eight second-half attempts from the stripe (.250), including three one-and-ones front ends in the final 41 seconds. Oklahoma entered the contest ranked first in the Big 12 and fourth nationally with its .794 free throw percentage. On the year, OU has made more free throws (193) than its opponents have attempted (168).

• OU has won its last three contests when trailing at the half (40-39 today, 42-36 at Utah and 39-37 against Nicholls State in the Sooners' final game of the Great Alaska Shootout).

• The Sooners have won 76 of their last 78 home non-conference games, including each of the last 18.

• Northern Colorado fell to 9-3 overall and 4-2 in true road games.

• OU plays UTEP in the All-College Classic Monday in Oklahoma City (tip is at 5:30 p.m. CT).


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