OU men's basketball: Sooners roll past No. 22 Texas Tech 65-51
The Sooners' NCAA tournament resume just got a much-needed boost.
Kristian Doolittle scored a game-high 19 points and Oklahoma snapped a three-game losing streak with a 65-51 win against No. 22 Texas Tech on Tuesday at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
The Sooners entered the day ranked 55th in the NCAA's NET rankings, putting them squarely on the bubble for next month's NCAA tournament.
The defending NCAA runner-up Red Raiders (18-10, 9-6 Big 12) presented an opportunity for a marquee win.
The Sooners (17-11, 7-8) jumped on Tech right out of the gate, building an early 9-2 lead and coasted from there.
Brady Manek added 15 points for OU, while Austin Reaves and Jamal Bieniemy each scored 11 points.
Kevin McCullar led Tech with 13 points.
Up next for OU is a Saturday afternoon game at No. 20 West Virginia.
NCAA tourney explainer:
- Quadrant 1 wins: Home games vs. 1-30 NET teams; Neutral-site games vs. 1-50 NET; Away games vs. 1-75 NET
- Quadrant 2 wins: Home games vs. 31-75 NET; Neutral-site games vs. 51-100 NET; Away games vs. 76-135 NET
- Quadrant 3 wins, losses: Home games vs. 76-160 NET; Neutral-site games vs. 101-200 NET; Away games vs. 136-240 NET
- Quadrant 4 wins, losses: Home games vs. 161-plus NET; Neutral-site games vs. 201-plus NET; Away games vs. 241-plus NET