Men's Basketball Falls to Oklahoma, 89-56
Feb. 28, 1998
LUBBOCK, Texas - The Oklahoma Sooners spoiled Senior Day at Lubbock Municipal Coliseum on Saturday by handing Texas Tech itis worst home loss in school history, 89-56.
The Sooner buckled down on Tech's Cory Carr, holding the Red Raider go to player to a season low 10 points, and kept Tech from making a three point basket in the game for the first time in 101 games.
"We didn't make any shots to get us going and before you know it the game was out of reach," Carr said. "I never was comfortable and Oklahoma had a lot to do with that. Corey Brewer did a great job as usual. He took me out of doing a lot of things that I like to do. I wanted to have a decent showing for my last game here, but that didnit happen."
Texas Tech coach James Dickey was hit with a technical foul with 14:18 to go in the second half and Oklahoma responded by making four free throws and adding a three point basket on the ensuing possession. That seven point trip down the floor gave Oklahoma it's first double digit lead of the day at 54-39 and the Sooners never looked back.
"I'll take responsibility," Dickey said. "I had an ill-advised technical foul and that put them on a run."
Oklahoma's Corey Brewer had a game high 25 points and Eduardo Najera came off the bench to score 19 for the Sooners. But it was the Sooner defense which held both Carr and Stan Bonewitz to season lows in scoring.
"We really, really, really did a great job of defending the three point line," Oklahoma coach Kelvin Sampson said. "With Carr and Bonewitz you're never out of it and I never felt comfortable until about the two or three minute mark."