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Stillwater, Oklahoma (AP) — Cade Cunningham scored 20 points, and Oklahoma defeated 18th-placed Red Raiders 74-69 on Monday night to pass Texas Tech for the second overtime of the season.
Cunningham, one of the Big 12’s top scorers and one of the top freshmen in the United States, performed in front of about 12 NBA scouts and executives, including Sam Presti, general manager of Oklahoma City Thunder. He fired eight out of thirteen shots and recorded five rebounds.
Caribbean Boon scored 18 points and Avery Anderson III added 16 to the Cowboys (15-6, 8-6 Big 12). The Cowboys recovered from a deficit in the second half of 11 points with Cunningham on the bench due to foul trouble. Oklahoma also defeated Texas Tech in overtime on January 2.
“This is February’s Big 12 Basketball,” said Texas Tech coach Chris Beard. “Oklahoma — they played a lot tonight. We had two overtime fights with them. They aren’t on our way.”
Terrence Shannon Jr. scored 18 points and McMcLang added 17 to Texas Tech (14-8, 6-7), losing three games in a row.
Oklahoma made 15 out of 24 free throws in the regulation, but during the additional period, it threw 7 out of 8 to achieve three consecutive victories.
The disagreement in the free-throw attempts clearly plagued Beard, but he did not directly criticize officials.
“Two hard play teams,” he said. “One team gets 32 free throws. The other team gets 12. According to the stats sheet, one team fouls 24 times. The other team fouls 13. . “
Tech led 37-36 in half-time. The Red Raiders scored the first six points in the second half, and Oklahoma coach Mike Boynton called for a time-out.
Cunningham committed his fourth foul in the third minute of the second half. Immediately after Cunningham sat down, McClung hit a tough turnaround jumper and raised the tech to 45-36. The Cowboys missed the first nine shots in the second half and didn’t score more than six and a half minutes.
Oklahoma rebounded without Cunningham. Keilan Boon finally scored three points to get the Cowboys on board in the second half. Anderson’s layup at the baseline cut tied the game at 47, and Oklahoma finally took the lead with a pair of free throws by the Caribbean Boone.
“I think we’re saying we have a really good team,” Boynton said. “Maybe those others aren’t that high on their ceilings. I don’t think they’ll be seen in NBA uniforms next year. They’re on our roster, really gritty, really good college basketball. I’m a player. “
Anderson said Boynton gave the team confidence that he could recover.
“If you stick to what we’re doing and keep stopping, the shots will fall,” he said. “And that happened. It kept stopping at the defensive end.”
Texas Tech: Red Raiders 3-game skids can hurt the seeds of NCAA tournaments.
Oklahoma: The Cowboys were gritty, especially when Cunningham was on the bench. They have accumulated some big wins.
Bearded technically drawn by Clarence Nadolny. “You can’t cause a technical foul on a player in the Big 12 Road Game in February. You can’t have a key player trying to talk to college officials. It doesn’t work that way.”
McClung, West Virginia’s fourth-place scorer, averaging 16.9 points per game, scored seven out of 16 field goals, but only one of five three points.
Keilan Boon participated in the game with seven out of thirteen free throws during the season, but made two important throws in the remaining 14 seconds of overtime.
Texas Tech will host the 14th Texas on Saturday.
Oklahoma will visit the 7th Oklahoma on Saturday.
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