NCAAB Game Recap - Texas Tech at Oklahoma
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:00 PM EST

KansSt
66
Baylor
85
F
Dayt
62
GMas
55
F
ColSt
60
SDSU
66
F
Duke
101
Wake
113
F(2OT)
KY
69
TexAM
60
F
Miss
58
Aub
67
F
Iowa
70
MSU
78
F
TxTch
51
Okla
65
F
TCU
59
IaSt
65
F
DeP
67
Xav
78
F
Buff
69
Ohio
80
F
MiaO
61
Kent
74
F
NIU
73
E MI
71
F
LaSal
49
David
74
F
Toled
93
CenMI
81
F
Akr
60
BGSU
78
F
W MI
61
Ball
71
F
MOSt
74
Valpa
89
F
Drake
60
LoyIL
64
F
Tul
57
Tuls
62
F
Mem
53
SMU
58
F
Nev
73
Wyo
68
F
Clem
59
GaTec
68
F
Alab
73
MisSt
80
F
NCSU
79
UNC
85
F
SJSU
56
UtSt
94
F

Feb 25, 2020, 9:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(22) Texas Tech (18-10)

22

29

51

Oklahoma (17-11)

32

33

65

Doolittle's 19 points lead Oklahoma past No. 22 Texas Tech
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:33 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma provided a much-needed boost to its NCAA Tournament resume with a 65-51 win over No. 22 Texas Tech on Tuesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Kristian Doolittle scored 19 points and Brady Manek added 15 as the Sooners (17-11, 7-8 Big 12) snapped a three-game losing streak.

"Guys understand where we stand," Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said. "There are 30 or 40 teams that are in the same position as we are right now."

Doolittle wore a mask after suffering a broken nose Saturday against Oklahoma State. It did little to slow him down as he made 9 of 15 shots and added seven rebounds.

Texas Tech guard Jahmi'us Ramsey, who entered the game averaging a team-leading 16.3 points, was scoreless and missed all eight shots.

"They stayed with him possession after possession and didn't want to give him anything easy that could get him started," Kruger said.

Kevin McCullar led the Red Raiders (18-10, 9-6) with 13 points.

Texas Tech was coming off a 30-point win at Iowa State and had won five of six, but the Sooners held the Red Raiders to a season-low 51.

"We played like a frustrated basketball team tonight," Tech coach Chris Beard said. "When our shots were not going in early, I felt like we began to press. There are lot of ways to win basketball games when you don't shoot well, but we didn't do well creating other opportunities."

The Sooners opened a 14-4 lead in the opening five minutes. Jalen Hill scored five straight points, and Oklahoma's advantage grew to 21-6 just past the midway point of the opening 20 minutes. The Sooners led 32-22 at the break.

"I thought we came out attacking," Kruger said. "The guys moved the ball, shared the ball - especially through the first half."

Oklahoma built its cushion to 18 in the second half. Tech scrambled and cut the lead to 10, at 54-44, on McCullar's driving layup with 3:39 to play. But the Red Raiders got no closer.

HOME AWAY FROM HOME

The Texas Tech-Oklahoma game was the first Big 12 regular-season contest played in a NBA arena since the conference began play in 1996. It also was the Sooners' first Big 12 home game played away from the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, about 22 miles from downtown Oklahoma City. The Sooners are 16-6 all-time at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Tuesday's game was the second between Oklahoma and Texas Tech to be played in Oklahoma City. The teams met in 1944 in the All-College Tournament - once one of the nation's top holiday hoop events - with Oklahoma winning 61-31.

The Sooners are 2-0 at Chesapeake this season and improved to 7-1 there under Kruger.

BIG PICTURE

Texas Tech: The loss isn't too bad. It's a road loss against an NCAA Tournament-caliber team. But the way the Red Raiders lost could be a concern.

Oklahoma: The Sooners bounced back from a disappointing loss at Oklahoma State in dramatic fashion. Two of the three losses during the skid were to then-No. 3 Kansas and then-No. 1 Baylor.

STAT LINE

Oklahoma junior Kur Kuath rejected a career-high five shots, and Oklahoma totaled a season-best 10 blocks.

UP NEXT

Texas Tech: Hosts Texas on Saturday.

Oklahoma: Visits No. 20 West Virginia on Saturday.

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Leaders

Texas Tech PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Savrasov 0 0 0 0 0 0
R. Tchewa 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oklahoma PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Williams 0 0 0 1 0 0
C. Merritt 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

TxTch Okla
Points For 51 65
Field Goals 21/63-33% 27/58-47%
Three Pointers 5/15-33% 5/23-22%
Free Throws 4/5-80% 6/10-60%
Offensive Rebounds 10 12
Defensive Rebounds 19 31
Rebounds 32 51
Blocks 2 10
Steals 10 8
Turnovers 14 17
Personal Fouls 18 14
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Series Tied 1-1

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Tue Feb 4 Okla 61 @ TxTch 69 K. Kuath 2 T. Shannon Jr. 1
Tue Feb 25 TxTch 51 @ Okla 65 A. Benson 2 D. Harmon 2

Game Information

Stadium: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Attendance: 6,879
Game Time: