Feb. 19, 2003
- POSTGAME NOTES
- No. 5 Oklahoma vs. No. 16 Oklahoma State
- Lloyd Noble Center - Norman, Okla.
- February 19, 2003
Oklahoma extended the nation's longest home court winning streak to 35 games with a 64-48 victory over in-state rival Oklahoma State. OU moved to 13-0 at Lloyd Noble Center this season after posting a perfect 16-0 mark last year.
The 16-point margin of victory was the largest for the Sooners over OSU since a 16-point win (80-64) in Norman in 1997. Oklahoma won by 17 points (109-92) in Norman in 1990.
Freshman Kevin Bookout had a career-high 12 rebounds against the Pokes. Bookout also poured in 15 points - his second straight double-double against Oklahoma State. He had 14 points and 11 boards against OSU in the first meeting for his only other career double-double.
Quannas White put together his second consecutive eight-rebound night after setting his career-high with eight boards at Texas Tech last Saturday.
The Sooners blocked a season-high eight shots against the Cowboys. OU rejected seven shots against Michigan State on Jan. 4 at the Ford Center in Oklahoma City.
Hollis Price was 8-for-8 from the foul line moving him to a perfect 34-for-34 from the charity stripe in the five league home games so far this season. He set the school record for consecutive free throws without a miss (36), eclipsing Ryan Minor's former mark of 30 in a row in 1995-96. Price has now made 63 of his last 64 free throw attempts.
OU was 7-of-14 from three-point territory (.500). The Sooners have shot .500 or better the past five games and are 45-of-84 (.536) during that span. OU had never shot .500 or better from beyond the arc in four straight games.
OSU committed 10 turnovers and had eight assists. In 22 games this season, only three opponents have registered more assists than turnovers against OU (Princeton, Texas Tech in first meeting and Kansas State.)
The Sooners held OSU to just 16-of-56 field goals (.285) - its worst shooting performance of the season (previous low was .340 at Cincinnati). The Cowboys were also just 1-of-7 from three-point territory (.143).
OU recorded the third-largest crowd in Lloyd Noble Center history with 13,127 fans watching tonight's contest. The record crowd of 13,280 fans was also recorded during the OU-OSU game in 2000.