Husker rally stuns Oklahoma
Lincoln, NE (Sports Network) – Joe McCray drained a three-pointer with 5.5
seconds remaining, as Nebraska stunned 12th-ranked Oklahoma, 59-58, at the Bob
McCray scored 12 points on 4-of-8 from beyond the arc, but no long-distance
jumper was bigger than the one from the top of circle in the closing seconds.
Jason Dourisseau led Nebraska (11-3, 1-0 Big 12) with 17 points and Charles
Richardson had 15 points, as the Cornhuskers halted a seven-game losing streak
to the Sooners.
Kevin Bookout scored 14 and grabbed eight rebounds and David Godbold tallied
13 points for Oklahoma (9-3, 0-1), which had its three-game winning streak
Terrell Everett added 11 points, dished out nine assists and grabbed six
rebounds, but missed a point-blank shot from the right block that would have
given Oklahoma the victory at the buzzer.
In a close second half, the Sooners opened a 54-49 edge on a three-pointer by
Austin Johnson with 4:58 to play, then after a B.J. Walker free throw for the
Huskers, Longar Longar converted a slam to make the score 56-50 with 3:36
The Sooners did not make another field goal the rest of the way.
Dourisseau made a three-pointer to trim the deficit to 56-53 with 1:52 on the
clock, but Godbold grabbed an offensive rebound and was fouled on the other
end. He converted both attempts with 40 ticks left.
Richardson buried a trey with 23 seconds remaining and Everett quickly turned
it over to set up McCray’s heroics.
Oklahoma held a 40-31 lead early in the second half, but the Huskers reeled
off nine straight points capped by Dourisseau’s jumper with 14:16 remaining.
Neither team held larger than a six-point edge the rest of the contest.
Behind an efficient offensive attack, the Sooners led 33-25 at the break.
Oklahoma now leads the all-time series 102-79…Nebraska is 11-1 at home this
season…Huskers leading scorer Wes Wilkinson (13.8 ppg) was held to two
points on 1-of-6 shooting…Oklahoma held a 38-28 edge on the boards behind 10
from Taj Gray. The forward also scored eight points…The Sooners shot 45.3
percent from the floor, but Nebraska drained nine three-pointers…Known for
its aggressive nature, Oklahoma only attempted seven free throws.