Oklahoma basketball: Sooners take down pair of opponents

Oklahoma basketball scored a doubleheader victory on Tuesday with wins by the Sooner men and the 15th-ranked OU women.

The Lady Sooners got things started on the OU twin killing on Tuesday, coming from an eight-point halftime deficit with a big second half to defeat BYU 77-66 in Provo, Utah. Later in the evening, the Oklahoma men led wire to wire in a 74-53 win over UNC Wilmington.

A pair of Sooner transfers, Grant Sherfield and Joe Basimile led the men with15 points apiece to lead Oklahoma, which shot a season-high 53.1 percent from the field and a season-high 43.5 percent from three-point range in winning their second game of the season against one defeat.

The Sooner women outscored BYU by 19 points in the decisive second half to pull away for their third win consecutive win to start the season. OU’s Ana Llunusa opened up the OU scoring in the second half with a made three-pointer on the Sooners’ opening possession and a 15-2 run in the third quarter not only erased the deficit but put Oklahoma in front by five, 52-47 at the 4:20 mark of the third quarter.

BYU drew even at 52-all by the end of the third period, but the Lady Sooners outscored the Lady Cougars 25 to 14 over the final 10 minutes to put the game away. OU starters Nevaeh Tot and Liz Scott contributed 18 and 12 points, respectively, to the Sooner win.

Sophomore C.J. Noland added 11 points for the OU men, who led 37-21 at the half and stretched the 16=point halftime advantage by five points in the second stanza. Tanner Groves and Jalen Hill pulled down nine rebounds each.

Next up for the Oklahoma men is a home game with South Alabama on Friday at Lloyd Noble Center. The women will stay in Utah and take on No, 25 Utah on Wednesday.