The Norman Transcript

February 12, 2014

Texas Tech stuns OU

Long distance shooting dooms Sooners

By John Shinn
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Oklahoma’s mixture of an over-reliance on 3-pointers mixed with a lethargic first-half effort produced its most stunning loss of the season Monday night at Lloyd Noble Center.

The Sooners fell, 68-60, to Texas Tech — a team it topped 74-65 2 1/2 weeks ago in Lubbock.

What changed in 18 days?

OU’s ability to hit a 3-pointer or make free throws. The Sooners were just 6 for 27 from beyond the arc and 6 for 12 from the free-throw line.

Cameron Clark scored 16 points to lead OU (18-7, 7-5 Big 12), but only played 26 minutes due to foul trouble. The bigger problem was Clark was 2 for 2 from beyond the 3-point line. The rest of the Sooners: 4 for 25.

Texas Tech (13-11, 5-6) didn’t have that problem. It led by as many as 20 in the second half because OU couldn’t keep the Red Raiders out of the paint.

Robert Turner scored 16 points to lead Tech. Jaye Crockett and Dusty Hannahs both added 10.

Isaiah Cousins finished with 12 points as the Sooners were held to their lowest point total of the season.