The Oklahoma Sooners trailed by as many as eight in the second half, but rallied to defeat the Minnesota Golden Gophers, 71-62 inside Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. With the win, OU improves to 2-0 on the season.
Ok Boomer.#Sooners take care of business in Sioux Falls! pic.twitter.com/NK4rwjFWTz— Oklahoma Basketball (@OU_MBBall) November 10, 2019
Junior forward Brady Manek led the Sooners’ scoring effort with 17 points on 6-12 from the field and 2-3 from the line. Meanwhile, Kristian Doolittle returned to the floor after serving a one-game suspension from the NCAA. In his 2019-20 debut, the senior recorded a 10-10 points-rebounds double-double.
Jamal Bieniemy also contributed in a big way with 15 points, two steals and an assist. The sophomore guard struggled in Oklahoma’s exhibition match and the season opener, but on the road in Sioux Falls he shot 5-8 from the field and added another five from the stripe.
Clutch down the stretch.— Oklahoma Basketball (@OU_MBBall) November 10, 2019
The #Sooners outscored Minnesota 28-11 over the final 12 minutes. @LonKruger tells the team that’s the energy they need all the time. pic.twitter.com/8hZRfGs00Y
Up next, the Oklahoma Sooners travel to Portland, Oregon on Nov. 12 to take on the Oregon State Beavers in the first round of the Phil Knight Invitational. It’ll be a late one for OU fans back home as tip-off for this contest is scheduled for 10 p.m. CT on ESPN2.
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