Postgame Notes

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
JANUARY 28, 2003


  • Oklahoma (14-3, 5-1 Big 12) extended the nation's longest current homecourt winning streak to 33 games with a 75-68 victory over Texas A&M (10-6, 2-3 Big 12). OU moved to 9-0 against the Aggies in Norman and 18-1 in the all-time series.

  • The Sooners improved to 66-9 (.880) against teams from the state of Texas under Kelvin Sampson.

  • OU committed 11 turnovers while the Aggies had 14. The Sooners have committed the same or fewer turnovers than their foes in 14 of 17 games this season.

  • Texas A&M was Oklahoma's 15th opponent out of 17 this year that compiled more turnovers (14) than assists (11).

  • The Sooners held the Aggies to 68 points, 7.1 below their average. OU has held its opponents to 68 points or less in every game this season. The last time Oklahoma held 17 straight opponents to 68 points or less in a single season was the 1950-51 campaign (first 22 games of the year). Texas A&M did tie the most points scored against the Sooners this season (Alabama scored 68 in the season opener).

  • Jozsef Szendrei hauled in seven rebounds - his best rebounding performance this season. Kevin Bookout also snagged seven rebounds to extend his team-best per-game rebounding average to 6.2 (7.8 in conference games). The Sooners had six more rebounds than Texas A&M (41-35) - almost mirroring their 6.5 rebounding advantage per game this season.

  • Texas A&M's Bernard King had 21 points and a season-high eight rebounds. King became the Texas A&M all-time scoring leader with 1,790 points, passing the late Vernon Smith (1977-1981). King needs 41 points (1,830) to pass Iowa State's Marcus Fizer (1997-2000) as the Big 12 career scoring leader. In Big 12 games, King is now tied with Fizer with 922 points.

  • Ebi Ere scored 18 points and brought in six rebounds. The 18 points snapped a four-game streak in which he failed to reach double digits in scoring (averaged 6.3 points over the stretch).

  • Freshman guard De'Angelo Alexander's 11 points marked his second-highest output of the season (14 vs. UNC Asheville).

  • Blake Johnston's seven points were his most in Big 12 play. He played 19 minutes, also his most in league play.

  • Hollis Price, who scored a game-high 24 points, made all six of his free throw attempts and has now made 44 of his last 45 charity tries. He leads the league with his .934 season free throw mark and is shooting .962 (25-for-26) in Big 12 play.


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