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Oklahoma Sooners Outlast Texas Tech Red Raiders In 79-75 Overtime Win

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Late in regulation, Toddrick Gotcher stepped up to the charity stripe. Missing the mark, teammate Isaiah Manderson secured the rebound while finding Gotcher once again for the game tying 3-point shot to take it to overtime. However, Oklahoma's Buddy Hield would knock down consecutive three point attempts to give the Sooners the lead before edging out the Red Raiders 79-75.

The lack of production from Hield (2 points in regulation) thanks to foul trouble during the course of the game forced Oklahoma to find a scorer off the bench. Fortunately, Frank Booker answered the call with a career high 17-point outing. The sophomore sharp shooter lived up to the billing by knocking down 50% of his attempts from beyond the arc.

Isaiah Cousins led the way with 22 points once again showcasing why he may very well be the most underrated player in the league. Adding his name to the list of Sooners to score in double digits, TaShawn Thomas added 15 of his own to go alongside seven rebounds.

On the afternoon, the Red Raiders out-rebounded their opponent by a margin of 27-24. Combine that stat with the fact that Tech shot 59.1% from the floor while outscoring Oklahoma in the paint and it's difficult to see how this team could have lost on paper. However, Keenan Evans and the gang simply couldn't pull out the overtime win. Now riding a five game losing streak, Evans poured in 17 points in the effort to compliment Gotcher's 18 point performance.

Oklahoma earned a week off before playing TCU next Saturday.