SHAWNEE, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State men’s basketball team’s five-point halftime deficit turned into an 88-68 loss to No. 2 Oklahoma Baptist on Thursday night in Shawnee.
The Rangers opened the game with a 13-4 lead which diminished and eventually turned into a 27-27 tie with 1:46 to go in the first half. OBU closed the half on an 8-3 run to hold a 35-30 halftime advantage.
The Bison started the second half off with a 16-5 run and increased the lead to 20 points or more for most of the final 13 minutes of play.
For the Rangers, Brandon Dixon scored 21 points, while Brandon Brown, Marshall Bell and Jonathan Freemyer all scored 10 each.
Northwestern shot 46 percent from the floor and hit 5-of-17 three-point attempts.
Oklahoma Baptist made 56 percent of its shots from the floor and were 8-of-17 from three. The Bison hit 22-of-28 free throws, in which Nate Brumfield had 10 of them on his way to scoring 24 points for OBU.
The Rangers (10-15, 5-13) will play St. Gregory’s at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20 at Percefull Fieldhouse before OBU returns on Monday, Feb. 22 for an 8 p.m. game.
Fri, February 19, 2010
by Ryan Hintergardt