NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Jaren Holmes tossed in 23 points, Osun Osunniyi had a double-double and St. Bonaventure knocked out Oklahoma 70-68 in the second round of the NIT on Sunday night.
Holmes sank 8 of 12 shots, including all four of his 3-point attempts, for the Bonnies (22-9).
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Umoja Gibson had 28 points as Oklahoma topped Missouri State 89-72 in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday night.
Jordan Goldwire had 15 points, eight assists and three blocks for Oklahoma (19-15).
Dayton, Oklahoma, SMU and Texas A&M earned top seeds Sunday night in the National Invitation Tournament, part of a field that also includes recent national champions.
Virginia (19-13), which won its first national title in 2019, will host Mississippi State (18-15) in what could be the last game for Bulldogs coach Ben Howland, whose future with the program beyond the NIT is in doubt.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mark Adams wasn't about to use any sort of flowery poetry to describe No. 14 Texas Tech's 56-55 victory over Oklahoma in the Big 12 Tournament semifinals Friday night, instead describing the entire 40 minutes as “ugly.”
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Texas Tech coach Mark Adams walked through the handshake line after a 72-41 blowout of Iowa State in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament, then pulled aside Cyclones coach T.J.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Oklahoma coach Porter Moser remembers the feeling a couple weeks ago when the Sooners learned that Elijah Harkless, their heartbeat on the floor and one of their best all-around players, was done for the season with an injury.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Big 12 Tournament was the place where Kansas validated its regular-season conference championship each year, and usually confirmed its status as one of the top seeds and heavy favorites for the NCAA Tournament.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Umoja Gibson hit a seven 3-pointers and finished with 29 points on 9-of-14 shooting to help Oklahoma beat Kansas State 78-71 on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Tanner Groves had his second consecutive double-double, Jordan Goldwire scored 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting and Oklahoma beat West Virginia 72-59 on Tuesday night to keep the Sooners' NCAA Tournament hopes alive.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Tanner Groves had 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Oklahoma recovered from squandering a 14-point lead in the second half to beat Oklahoma State 66-62 in overtime on Saturday afternoon.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Ninth-ranked Texas Tech is already tough enough to beat on its home court. Things really got out of hand when Oklahoma kept turning over the ball.
“When you get easy baskets, you know, you're probably going to win a lot of games,” first-year Tech head coach Mark Adams said.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Izaiah Brockington scored 22 points and Iowa State had the hot hand from the field as the Cyclones turned away Oklahoma, 75-54 on Saturday.
Brockington hit 10 of 13 shots from the field and led an Iowa State offense that hit 33 of 49 field-goal attempts (67.3%), including 8 of 15 from beyond the 3-point arc.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Timmy Allen and Andrew Jones each scored 20 points to help No. 20 Texas defeat Oklahoma 80-78 in overtime on Tuesday night.
Marcus Carr and Christian Bishop each scored 16 points for the Longhorns (19-7.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drew Peterson had his first double-double of the season with a career-high 27 points and 12 rebounds, leading No. 21 Southern California to a 67-64 win over No. 12 UCLA on Saturday night.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Jalen Wilson had 22 points and No. 8 Kansas used a late run to beat Oklahoma 71-69 on Saturday.
The Jayhawks (20-4, 9-2 Big 12) scored 11 straight points during a 15-2 burst to take the lead in the final minutes.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Jalen Wilson scored a game-high 22 points andNo. 8 Kansas held off stubborn Oklahoma 71-69 on Saturday.
Kansas used a 15-2 run late in the game to come back from a deficit and take the game's largest lead.
A look at the upcoming weekend around the Big 12 Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEKEND
No. 20 Texas at No. 10 Baylor, Saturday. The winner stays in the thick of the Big 12 race with Kansas. The Longhorns (18-6, 7-4 Big 12) are hot, having won five of six after their hard-earned 79-76 victory over the Jayhawks on Monday.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Umoja Gibson scored a season-high 30 points and Oklahoma defeated No. 9 Texas Tech 70-55 on Wednesday night.
Gibson shot 8 of 11 on 3-pointers to help the Sooners (14-10, 4-7 Big 12) stop a three-game skid and halt Texas Tech's three-game winning streak.
DALLAS (AP) — Kendric Davis scored 22 points and Marcus Weathers added 20 as SMU rallied from a 15-point deficit in the second half to stun No. 6 Houston 85-83 on Wednesday night.
Davis sank two free throws with 40.6 seconds remaining to break an 81-all tie.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State can't play in the postseason, so the Cowboys decided to treat their matchup with rival Oklahoma like a postseason game.
Kalib Boone and Moussa Cisse each scored 12 points, and Oklahoma State defeated Oklahoma 64-55 on Saturday afternoon to snap a four-game losing streak.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Damion Baugh scored 20 points and Texas Christian won at Norman for the first time in program history, beating Oklahoma 72-63 on Monday night.
Oklahoma trailed by 14 points, 60-46 after an Emanuel Miller layup with just under eight minutes to play, but Duke transfer Jordan Goldwire sparked a comeback, scoring nine points as the Sooners got within five, 68-63 with 38 seconds left.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Jabari Smith bounced back from a rough shooting night with 23 points and 12 rebounds and Walker Kessler scored 21 to lead No. 1 Auburn to an 86-68 victory over Oklahoma on Saturday.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Jabari Smith and Auburn made much easier work of their second game as the nation's top-ranked team.
Smith bounced back from a rough shooting night with 23 points and 12 rebounds and Walker Kessler scored 21 to lead No.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Tanner Groves scored 21 points, brother Jacob Groves added 12 and Oklahoma rolled to a 72-62 victory over West Virginia on Wednesday night.
Oklahoma (13-7, 3-5 Big 12) ended a four-game skid while West Virginia (13-6, 2-5) stretched its losing streak to four.
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Walker Kessler scored 19 points and K.D. Johnson added 17, helping No. 2 Auburn keep its hot streak alive with an 80-71 victory over No. 12 Kentucky on Saturday.
The Tigers (18-1, 7-0 Southeastern Conference) rallied from a 10-point deficit to win their 15th straight in likely the biggest home game since Auburn Arena opened in 2010.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Adam Flagler scored 16 points, and No. 5 Baylor defeated Oklahoma 65-51 on Saturday.
LJ Cryer added 14 points and Matthew Mayer had 12 for the Bears (17-2, 5-2 Big 12). The defending national champions bounced back to win both games this week after losing at home to Texas Tech and Oklahoma State the previous week.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Jalen Wilson scored 16 points, Christian Braun hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 10.9 seconds left and No. 7 Kansas defeated Oklahoma 67-64 on Tuesday night.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Charles O'Bannon's baseline 3-pointer with 27.3 seconds remaining in overtime proved to be the winner in TCU's 59-58 victory over Oklahoma on Saturday.
After O'Bannon's basket, coming off an assist from Mike Miles, Elijah Harkless cut the lead to one on a layup.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Andrew Jones scored a season-best 22 points and made four steals, and No. 21 Texas got back to its usual aggressive play to beat Oklahoma 66-52 on Tuesday night.
The Longhorns (13-3, 3-1 Big 12) hit 18 of 24 free throws after attempting just seven during a 64-51 loss at Oklahoma State.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Kameron McGusty hit a hanging layup in traffic with 22.8 seconds left and Miami survived a final-play shot for the win to stun No. 2 Duke 76-74 on Saturday night.
Charlie Moore had 18 points and a career-high seven steals for the Hurricanes (13-3, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who won their ninth straight game.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Umoja Gibson scored 20 points, and Oklahoma rallied in the second half to defeat No. 11 Iowa State 79-66 on Saturday night.
Tanner Groves scored 16 points and Elijah Harkless added 13 for the Sooners (12-3, 2-1 Big 12), who took control with a 14-0 run spanning five minutes late in the second half.
WACO, Texas (AP) — James Akinjo matched his career high with 27 points, Adam Flagler scored 22 and top-ranked Baylor stretched its national-best winning streak to 20 games with an 84-74 win over Oklahoma on Tuesday night.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Adam Flagler glanced down at the stat sheet and groaned. James Akinjo didn't even want to see the Baylor turnovers he knew were glaring on the page.
While the guards combined for 12 of Baylor's season-high 20 turnovers, both also scored more than 20 points as the top-ranked Bears stretched their national-best winning streak to 20 games with an 84-74 win over Oklahoma on Tuesday night.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Elijah Harkless sank a go-ahead jumper with 35 seconds remaining, scoring 21 points to spark Oklahoma to a 71-69 victory over Kansas State in a Big 12 Conference opener on Saturday night.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Umoja Gibson scored a season-high 17 points, hitting five 3-pointers, also a season-best, and Oklahoma defeated road-weary Alcorn State 72-48 Wednesday night, shooting a season-best 60%.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Umoja Gibson hit 4 of 8 3-point attempts and finished with 14 points and eight rebounds to lead Oklahoma to a 70-50 win over UT Arlington on Sunday.
Gibson hit three 3s in the first half and, after he hit two free throws with 4:16 left, the Sooners held a 28-9 lead and were up 35-18 and the break after David Azore hit a 3 at the buzzer for the Mavericks.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — In a neutral site matchup of future SEC opponents, Arkansas had the shorter drive over but the longer drive home.
Elijah Harkless had 21 points and 11 rebounds as Oklahoma handed the 12th-ranked Razorbacks their first loss of the season, frustrating their coach and top shooters in an 88-66 romp Saturday.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Chuck Harris buried a 3 to take the lead and Simas Lukosius grabbed a clutch defensive rebound and hit a pair of free throws with 12 seconds left to give Butler a 66-62 overtime win over Oklahoma in a Big East/Big 12 Battle Tuesday night.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — As Oklahoma football fans tried to recover from Lincoln Riley’s sudden decision to leave for USC earlier in the week, the basketball team stepped in and gave them something to cheer about.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Umoja Gibson scored 13 points, Elijah Harkless hit a big jumper in the final minute, and Oklahoma held off UCF 65-62 on Saturday.
Oklahoma led 63-54 after Tanner Groves made one of two free throws with 3:11 remaining in the second half.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Tanner Groves buried a 3-pointer for the lead early in the second half and Oklahoma found the range and roared past Houston Baptist 57-40 on Wednesday night.
Elijah Harkless scored 13 points with nine rebounds and Jordan Goldwire scored 11 for Oklahoma.
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Justin Bean scored 24 points and grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds, Brock Miller hit two huge 3-pointers and Utah State defeated Oklahoma 73-70 on Sunday in the championship game of the Myrtle Beach Invitational.
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Tanner Groves scored a season-high 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds in leading Oklahoma to an 87-63 victory over Indiana State on Friday in a Myrtle Beach Invitational semifinal.
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Jordan Goldwire and Umoja Gibson each scored 13 points and Oklahoma beat East Carolina 79-74 on Thursday night in the Myrtle Beach Invitational.
Tristen Newton’s 3-pointer pulled the Pirates to 77-74 with 13 seconds left, their closest margin since the opening minute of the second half.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Tanner Groves scored 21 points, including a pair of dunks and a pair of 3-pointers, and Oklahoma erupted for 63 second-half points to defeat the University of Texas San Antonio 96-44 on Friday night.
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Tanner Groves had 15 points and nine rebounds in his first game for Oklahoma, Jalen Hill scored 12 of his 15 points in the second half and the Sooners beat Northwestern State 77-59 on Tuesday night in the season opener for both teams.
So much has changed with the Oklahoma program.
Porter Moser has come in from Loyola-Chicago to replace retired coach Lon Kruger. And last year’s top three scorers have moved on. Austin Reaves is now with the Los Angeles Lakers.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chris Beard got right to it. His Texas Longhorns will have a target on their backs.
“We’ve already begun talking to our players about how difficult it’s going to be,” he said.
The Big 12 survived college football’s last significant conference realignment a decade ago because the league still had Texas and Oklahoma.
With the pending move of its only national championship winners to the Southeastern Conference creating another seismic shift, the Big 12 this time quickly moved into expansion mode.
Steve Sarkisian has yet to make his debut in the Big 12, but the new Texas coach was asked to ponder life in the Southeastern Conference. So was Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley, who — like Sarkisian — would much prefer to look ahead to this season.