While the final score might not reflect it, Kansas City gave Oklahoma all it could handle for 20 minutes.
Heading into the locker room for halftime, Oklahoma (7-2) and Kansas City (4-8) were tied at 27. But the second half was a different story. By the under-12 timeout, the Sooners led the Roos 49-35 and cruised to a 75-53 win at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Oklahoma.
The Roos led by as many as nine (15-6) in the first half. They led for 9 minutes and 48 seconds of the first 20 minutes. Then the Sooners responded.
After going the entire first half without a made field goal, Oklahoma’s Grant Sherfield scored 22 second-half points, including five three-pointers, to finish with 24 points. Milos Uzan and Tanner Groves also finished with 11 points apiece.
RayQuawndis Mitchell once again led the way in scoring for the Roos. The senior guard tallied 18 points and added three steals on the defensive end. Only one other player scored in double figures for the Roos — sophomore Allen David Mukeba Jr., who scored 10 points with five rebounds.
As a team, the Roos shot 22.2% from three-point range and 35.8% overall. The Sooners shot 57.8% from the field and 41.2% from three — posting seven more assists and two fewer turnovers than Kansas City.