Postgame Notes

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MARCH 14, 2003


OU has won seven straight Big 12 Tournament games and nine of its last 10 tourney games. The Sooners are 13-4 in seven seasons of the Big 12 Conference tournament. Oklahoma coach Kelvin Sampson is 14-6 in Big 12 Conference tournament action.

Oklahoma, the two-time defending Big 12 Tournament champion, earned its sixth consecutive Big 12 Tournament first-round bye. Texas and Oklahoma are the only two Big 12 schools to receive first-round byes the last five seasons.

OU's Quantas White tied the Big 12 Tournament record for highest three-point field goal percentage (.833) with his 5-of-6 effort tonight.

OU has won 22 of its last 26 games against Big 12 opponents. Oklahoma hasn't lost back-to-back games since January 2001. It's OU's fourth-straight win over Colorado.

OU improves to 3-0 at American Airlines Center.

OU improves to 22-6, marking the sixth-straight season the Sooners have won at least 22 games. OU is 106-25 (.802) during Hollis Price's career.

Only two opponents have scored more than 70 points on Oklahoma this season. Tonight's game marks the seventh opponent held under 60 points.

OU's opponents have recorded more assists than turnovers in five of 28 games this season. CU had five assists and nine turnovers.

Oklahoma made six three-pointers in the first half, which marks the sixth time OU has scored six three-pointers in a half this season. Of those six three-point efforts, tonight's 66.7 (6-of-9) percentage is the highest by a Sooner squad. OU's season high is eight three-pointers made (13 attempts) in a half vs. Baylor, Feb. 8, 2003.

Colorado pulled within 11-10 with 12:39 remaining in the first half, then OU went on 21-8 run to build its biggest lead of the first half, 32-18, with 6:49 remaining. CU was 2-of-8 from the field during that OU run.

OU is 21-2 when leading at the half.

CU went on a 15-6 run to cut the OU lead to 56-51 in the second half.

CU set or tied season lows in five categories: field goals made (18), field goals attempted (48), tied three-pointers made (2), tied three-pointers attempted (11), assists (5).

OU's two steals was a Colorado opponent low.

OU has shot a combined 47.8 percent (96-of-201) from three-point range over the last 10 games.

Colorado shot 21-of-32 free throws, while OU was 10-of-15 from the line.

OU guard Ebi Ere, who broke his left wrist during practice this week, came off the bench for the fifth time in the last eight games. He entered tonight's game at the 14:12 mark. He hit his first field goal--a three-pointer--with 13:22 remaining in the game after missing his first four shots.

OU guard Hollis Price recorded his 15th straight double-figure scoring effort tonight with 19 points. Price has scored in double digits in 26 of 27 games this season. Price has drained 42-of-76 three-point attempts over the past 12 outings. He's hit 16 of his last 25 three-point attempts. With his 4-of-4 free-throw effort tonight, Price has made 81 of his last 85 free throws (.953).

OU guard Quannas White recorded his second-straight game in double figures with 19 points. He scored in double figures just twice in his first 12 games but has done it in 10 of his last 16 outings. White tied his career high with five three-pointers tonight. He's made 29-of-47 three-pointers over the last 11 games and is averaging 12.4 ppg during that span.

OU center Jabahri Brown fouled out for the third time this season.

OU forward Kevin Bookout recorded his second double-figure scoring effort in the last three games with 13 points on 6-of-8 field goal shooting. Bookout made 14 of his last 21 field goals during the last three games. He fouled out for the first time in his career with 3:10 remaining in the game.

Colorado's David Harrison was held to two second-half points after scoring 10 in the first 20 minutes. He was 4-of-6 from the field in the first half and 1-of-4 in the final 20 minutes.

CU's Stephane Pelle, who had 11 rebounds in CU's victory over Kansas State last night, had a season-low two rebounds tonight.



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