Men's Basketball Uses Late Rally to Top Oklahoma
Red Raiders score final 11 points to notch 70-68 victory.
Feb. 4, 1998
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) - Cory Carr hit a 15-foot jumper with 3.9 seconds to play
as Texas Tech scored the final 11 points of the game and beat Oklahoma 70-68
Evan Wiley scored five straight points to give Oklahoma a 68-59 lead with
2:43 left in the game, but the Sooners didn't score again.
Stan Bonewitz made a 3-pointer, Cliff Owens hit two follow shots and Carr
sank two foul shots as Tech rallied.
Oklahoma's Ryan Humphrey missed an 8-foot baseline shot with 20 seconds left
and the score tied, and the Sooners' Michael Johnson missed a 3-pointer at the
Tech (11-8, 5-4 Big 12) was led by Carr's 26 points. Bonewitz had 19 points
and Rayford Young 10.
Oklahoma (16-7, 7-3) was led by Corey Brewer's 22 points and Humphrey's 17
points and 11 rebounds.
Brewer scored 15 points to lead Oklahoma to a 39-26 halftime lead.
The Sooners led 53-41 on Johnson's 360-degree spinning shot. But Tech then
scored 13 straight points, eight by Carr, to take a 54-53 lead.
Oklahoma rallied with a 13-2 run, led by Wiley's inside scoring.
The Sooners, playing without injured starting forward Eduardo Najera and his
backup, Eric Martin, shot 49 percent.
The Red Raiders shot 43 percent but made 10 of 25 3-pointers. Carr missed
seven of his first eight shots but finished 7 of 19 from the field.