Texas-El Paso vs Oklahoma

Oklahoma 68, UTEP 61

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - Romero Osby had 16 points and 10 rebounds as Oklahoma nearly blew a 20-point lead in a 68-61 victory over Texas-El Paso in the opening round of the Old Spice Classic on Thursday night.

Steven Pledger added 12 points, including a key late 3-pointer, for Oklahoma (3-0).

Texas-El Paso (1-2) got 12 points from Chris Washburn. Julian Washburn and Jacques Streeter both had 11.

Oklahoma went up 52-32 when Isaiah Cousins connected on a 3-pointer. UTEP battled back, getting within 64-58 with just over three minutes to play on Streeter's 3-pointer and two free throws by Washburn.

C.J. Cooper connected on two more free throws that cut the deficit to 64-60 with 1:44 to play.

Pledger then made a long-range jumper with 63 seconds remaining to put Oklahoma up 67-60 and seal the win.

Osby had 10 points, leading Oklahoma to a 38-26 halftime advantage.

Pledger made a long-range jumper and Osby hit two free throws that extended the Oklahoma lead to 49-32 early in the second half.

Osby had four points, including a dunk, as Oklahoma took a 13-0 lead four minutes into the game. The Sooners went 6 of 9 from the field during the stretch, while UTEP missed all four of its shots.

UTEP got its first basket, cutting the deficit to 15-2, on Cedrick Lang's layup with 14:48 left in the first half.

Je'lon Hornbeak's 3-pointer put the Sooners up 27-12 midway through the first.

The Miners pulled within 29-24 with six minutes left in the first half after Streeter hit a 3-pointer and then coverted a 3-point play.

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Texas-El Paso Miners
C. Washburn, F283-86-962212
C. Lang, F151-20-02042
J. Washburn, G373-105-661411
J. Streeter, G304-51-114011
J. Ragland, G221-70-02003
J. Bohannon314-60-06058
C. Cooper252-52-20407
T. Howard60-22-23002
M. Moore61-13-42035
Totals 19-4619-2432111861
 41.3%79.2% 
Oklahoma Sooners
R. Osby, F306-104-4104416
A. M'Baye, F194-80-24138
S. Pledger, G253-83-421312
J. Hornbeak, G212-30-01135
I. Cousins, G172-50-02435
B. Hield282-72-25037
A. Fitzgerald223-113-55119
S. Grooms161-10-12222
C. Clark131-50-04012
T. Neal91-20-22012
Totals 25-6012-2038142468
 41.7%60% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Middle Tenn.17-131-535
La. Tech14-423-10117
Old Dominion12-619-12136
UTEP12-615-17222
Rice11-723-12168
Marshall10-820-15112
UAB9-917-16198
Western Ky.9-915-17226
UT-San Antonio8-1014-19264
Charlotte7-1113-17243
FAU6-1210-20282
So. Miss6-129-22331
FIU3-157-24337
North Texas2-168-22339

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Kansas16-231-53
Baylor12-627-811
W. Virginia12-628-924
Iowa St.12-624-1121
Oklahoma St.9-920-1340
Kansas St.8-1021-1457
TCU6-1224-1567
Texas Tech6-1218-14123
Oklahoma5-1311-20171
Texas4-1411-22157
 
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