Sooners Fall Late, 100-93, to Houston

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
NOVEMBER 27, 2009

Nov. 27, 2009

Photos Final Stats | Game Notes
  1st 2nd F
47 53 100
52 41  93
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 Stats Comparison OU UH
 Points 93 100
 FG Made-Attempted 30-56 31-67
 FG Percentage .536 .463
 3P Made-Attempted 11-26 12-26
 3P Percentage .423 .462
 FT Made-Attempted 22-27 26-36
 FT Percentage .815 .722
 Rebounds 35 34
 Turnovers 18 7
Stat Leaders
 Warren 25  Points 27 
 Crocker 10 Rebounds 11 
 Warren Assists
 Crocker Steals
 Allen 3 Blocks
3 Players
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Kelvin Lewis scored 28 points and Houston handed Oklahoma (No. 25 AP) its third straight loss, 100-93, on Thursday night in the second day of pool play at the Great Alaska Shootout.

Aubrey Coleman added 27 points for the Cougars (2-1), who erased an 18-point deficit in the first half and trailed 52-47 at the break.

The teams were tied at 71 with about 10 minutes left before Houston went on a 19-4 run. Oklahoma (2-3) never got closer than six in the final minutes.

Coleman scored 10 points, including six free throws, in the last 10 minutes to help keep the Sooners at bay.

Willie Warren led Oklahoma with 25 points and Steven Pledger scored 20 of his 23 in the first half. Tiny Gallon had 15 points and nine rebounds, and Cade Davis added 11 points.

Oklahoma lost to VCU last Saturday, then dropped its first game in the Alaska tournament to San Diego on Wednesday.

The Sooners came out sharp in this one, opening with an 18-6 run and building an 18-point cushion behind Tony Crocker, Warren and Gallon.

Lewis, who had 16 first-half points, made consecutive baskets and Coleman also scored to help the Cougars quickly cut the lead to seven with about 5 minutes to go before halftime.

Pledger made back-to-back shots to give Oklahoma more breathing room, and the Sooners led by 10 with 1:52 left in the half. But then Coleman came through with two straight buckets and Kirk Van Slyke hit a 3-pointer to bring Houston within five at halftime.



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