OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - The Northwestern Oklahoma State
University men's basketball team fell to Oklahoma City 71-63 in Sooner Athletic Conference play on Monday.
The Rangers (6-7, 3-3) held an early lead but couldn't hold on. With the game tied at 16, the Rangers went on a 9-0 run capped by two Daryl Glover baskets. The tide turned late in the first half when the Stars went on a 12-1 run highlighted by a buzzer-beating three by Kaleb Smith to take a 32-30 lead going in to the break.
A few minutes in to the second half, the Stars' Charlton Jones hit a three-pointer to extend the lead to five. On their ensuing possession a dunk by Oklahoma City's Orlan Jackman dunk forced a timeout by head coach Andrew Brown. Andrew
McNabb hit a triple on the next possession to put the Rangers within four and finished with 13 points in the contest.
NWOSU continued to hang around but came no closer than four points. Mcnabb's layup put NWOSU within four points with 1:21 to go, butOklahoma City made just enough free down the stretch to seal the victory.
The Stars outscored NWOSU 11-0 on points off of turnovers in the second half.
Jonathan Freemyer led the way scoring 16 points while Glover added 11.
Thiago Guilherme was the only Ranger with rebounds in double figures
pulling down 14 on the evening.
The Rangers will return to action on Thursday at home against
University of Science and Arts Oklahoma with the game slated for an 8
For live in-game updates follow the Rangers on Twitter at the handle
NWOSUAthletics and on Facebook under the name NWOSUAthletics.
Wed, January 4, 2012
by Eric Scott