Coming off a big win in Morgantown to #7 West Virginia the Sooners looked to bottle the momentum but fell 92-87 in double overtime to the Iowa State Cyclones (12-6,4-3.)
OU started with a 14-2 opening run which eventually ballooned to a 28-9 lead. For the moment it looked as if this team had finally figured things out.
However, the Cyclones kept their composure. Led by Senior Deonte Burton’s 31 point effort the Cyclones went on a 10-0 run to begin their comeback.
ISU would extend the run to 21-1 as OU missed their last 11 shots.
Jordan Woodard waited until after the break to score the first of his 21 points, going 0-4 from the field in the first stanza.
Thankfully his freshmen teammates were picking up the slack throughout the game.
Kameron McGusty and Kristian Doolittle contributing 19 and 15 points respectively. Doolittle also had a season-high 15 rebounds.
The second half was evenly matched with the teams trading the lead back and forth into the second overtime period. There the Cyclones were able to establish a 6 point lead that Lon Kruger’s squad was unable to overcome.
Any chance of OU making the NCAA Tournament is probably gone now, though they could still make the NIT with a strong finish to the season.
The squad will have to put this one behind them quickly as they face arch-rival Texas in Austin for a Big Monday showdown. The Longhorns have also had a woeful season and are currently on a 5 game losing streak.