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Oklahoma overcomes slow start, beats Minnesota 71-62

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) Minnesota and Oklahoma may have played at a neutral site at the Sanford Pentagon on Saturday night, but it felt like a home game for the Gophers. Sioux Falls, South Dakota is just 15 miles from the Minnesota border, but Oklahoma was able to quiet the predominantly Minnesota crowd for a 71-62 win.

Brady Manek scored 17 points and grabbed ten rebounds to lead the Sooners (2-0).

Jamal Bieniemy had 15 points off the bench on 5-of-8 shooting for Oklahoma, which used a 23-4 second half run to erase an eight-point deficit midway through the half. Austin Reaves added 11 points and Kristian Doolittle had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Alondes Williams scored a traditional 3-point play with eight minutes remaining to give the Sooners their first lead since 24-23 late in the first half.

Marcus Carr led Minnesota (1-1) with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Payton Willis and Daniel Oturu added 15 points apiece.

Oklahoma overcame a slow start from the field and finished shooting 40 percent for the game. They shot just 23 percent from the field in the opening half before going 16 for 26 in the second.

The Gophers built an eight-point lead in the second half when Willis scored to make it 51-43 with just over 12 minutes to play. But the Sooners didn't fade and went on their big run to take the lead. While Oklahoma was making it look easy during the run, Minnesota managed just four baskets in the final 12 minutes of the game.

''We came out of that under 12 (minute) timeout, our guys toughened up a little bit defensively. We got some stops, and I think that boosted our confidence,'' Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said. ''They got a little more physical and got into the ball, just energy wise, which you have to be when you're down eight points.''

The first half went back-and-forth before Minnesota built the biggest lead of the half and led 32-26 at the break. Willis hit a 3-pointer with 22 seconds to play and Carr scored at the buzzer to give the Gophers the edge.

BIG PICTURE

Oklahoma managed to come back and win in what was virtually a home game for the Gophers. The Sooners got scoring from eight different players.

Minnesota's perimeter offense looks to be a real threat after another impressive performance from beyond the 3-point line. The Gophers hit eight 3-pointers against Oklahoma and had 13 in their opener against Cleveland State. Minnesota averaged just five made 3-pointers per game last season.

BENCH PLAY

Bieniemy scored 13 of 15 points in the second half. The Sooners' bench was 7 of 11 from the field and scored 19 points. Meanwhile, Minnesota didn't get much from its bench, which shot just 1 for 5 from the field.

HE SAID IT

''I thought we had some opportunities at the rim that we didn't quite finish. We had some weak layups that got blocked, and those are all things we'll learn from. In an early-season game like this, a lot of learning opportunities come out of it,'' Kruger said.

UP NEXT

Minnesota continues is current three-game road trip and will be at Butler on Tuesday and at Utah on Friday. It's the first time the Gophers have faced three high-major teams in their first four games since 1969.

Oklahoma heads to Oregon State on Tuesday before hosting William & Mary for its home opener on Nov. 18. The Sooners play only two home games in a 45-day stretch between Nov. 6 through Dec. 20.

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Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Oklahoma  
19:22   De'Vion Harmon missed layup  
19:22   Defensive rebound by Minnesota  
19:22   Daniel Oturu missed jump shot  
19:20   Defensive rebound by Austin Reaves  
19:04   Bad pass turnover on Austin Reaves, stolen by Marcus Carr  
18:53 +2 Marcus Carr made layup 0-2
18:43   Alondes Williams missed layup  
18:41   Defensive rebound by Alihan Demir  
18:21   Gabe Kalscheur missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:19   Defensive rebound by Oklahoma  
18:06   Kristian Doolittle missed jump shot  
18:04   Defensive rebound by Marcus Carr  
17:59   Payton Willis missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:57   Defensive rebound by De'Vion Harmon  
17:52   De'Vion Harmon missed layup  
17:50   Offensive rebound by De'Vion Harmon  
17:50   Personal foul on Daniel Oturu  
17:46   Brady Manek missed layup  
17:44   Defensive rebound by Daniel Oturu  
17:31   Marcus Carr missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:29   Defensive rebound by Brady Manek  
17:16 +2 Kristian Doolittle made layup 2-2
16:56 +2 Alihan Demir made layup, assist by Daniel Oturu 2-4
16:38   Austin Reaves missed layup  
16:36   Defensive rebound by Minnesota  
16:23   Lost ball turnover on Daniel Oturu, stolen by De'Vion Harmon  
16:15   De'Vion Harmon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:13   Offensive rebound by Kristian Doolittle  
16:07 +2 Brady Manek made jump shot, assist by Kristian Doolittle 4-4
15:44   Offensive foul on Alihan Demir  
15:44   Turnover on Alihan Demir  
15:33   Brady Manek missed 3-pt. jump shot  
15:29   Defensive rebound by Minnesota  
15:15 +3 Payton Willis made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Marcus Carr 4-7
14:54   Alondes Williams missed layup, blocked by Daniel Oturu  
14:52   Defensive rebound by Daniel Oturu  
14:43 +2 Marcus Carr made layup 4-9
14:30   Austin Reaves missed layup  
14:28   Offensive rebound by Brady Manek  
14:24 +2 Brady Manek made tip-in 6-9
14:14   Payton Willis missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:12   Defensive rebound by Alondes Williams  
14:07   Kristian Doolittle missed layup  
14:05   Offensive rebound by Brady Manek  
14:03   Brady Manek missed tip-in  
14:01   Defensive rebound by Payton Willis  
13:49   Out of bounds turnover on Gabe Kalscheur  
13:35   Shooting foul on Tre' Williams  
13:35 +1 Alondes Williams made 1st of 2 free throws 7-9
13:35   Alondes Williams missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
13:35   Defensive rebound by Tre' Williams  
13:18   Marcus Carr missed jump shot  
13:16   Defensive rebound by Austin Reaves  
13:11   Traveling violation turnover on Austin Reaves  
12:41   Traveling violation turnover on Michael Hurt  
12:28 +2 Kur Kuath made dunk, assist by Austin Reaves 9-9
11:56   Gabe Kalscheur missed jump shot  
11:54   Offensive rebound by Michael Hurt  
11:49   Tre' Williams missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:45   Defensive rebound by Oklahoma  
11:31   Shooting foul on Payton Willis  
11:31 +1 Austin Reaves made 1st of 2 free throws 10-9
11:31 +1 Austin Reaves made 2nd of 2 free throws 11-9
11:11   Personal foul on Kur Kuath  
11:03   Shooting foul on Kur Kuath  
11:03   Marcus Carr missed 1st of 2 free throws  
11:03   Marcus Carr missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
11:03   Defensive rebound by Austin Reaves  
10:45   Kristian Doolittle missed layup, blocked by Michael Hurt  
10:43   Defensive rebound by Minnesota  
10:31   Bad pass turnover on Alihan Demir, stolen by De'Vion Harmon  
10:24   Kristian Doolittle missed layup  
10:22   Defensive rebound by Marcus Carr  
10:16   Marcus Carr missed layup, blocked by Brady Manek  
10:14   Offensive rebound by Marcus Carr  
10:05   Daniel Oturu missed jump shot  
10:03   Defensive rebound by De'Vion Harmon  
9:56   Brady Manek missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:54   Defensive rebound by Minnesota  
9:37   Alihan Demir missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:35   Offensive rebound by Tre' Williams  
9:33   Tre' Williams missed layup, blocked by Brady Manek  
9:30   Defensive rebound by Brady Manek  
9:12   Lost ball turnover on Brady Manek  
9:03   Offensive foul on Payton Willis  
9:03   Turnover on Payton Willis  
8:47 +2 Kristian Doolittle made layup, assist by Brady Manek 13-9
8:34 +2 Gabe Kalscheur made jump shot 13-11
8:24   Shooting foul on Gabe Kalscheur  
8:24 +1 De'Vion Harmon made 1st of 2 free throws 14-11
8:24 +1 De'Vion Harmon made 2nd of 2 free throws 15-11
8:06 +3 Gabe Kalscheur made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Marcus Carr 15-14
7:36 +2 Brady Manek made jump shot, assist by De'Vion Harmon 17-14
7:11   Gabe Kalscheur missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:09   Defensive rebound by Brady Manek  
7:00   De'Vion Harmon missed jump shot  
6:58   Offensive rebound by De'Vion Harmon  
6:54   Austin Reaves missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:52   Offensive rebound by Victor Iwuakor  
6:42   Victor Iwuakor missed layup  
6:40   Defensive rebound by Daniel Oturu  
6:31   Shooting foul on Brady Manek  
6:31 +1 Marcus Carr made 1st of 2 free throws 17-15
6:31   Marcus Carr missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
6:31   Defensive rebound by Victor Iwuakor  
6:07 +2 Jamal Bieniemy made jump shot 19-15
5:46   Payton Willis missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:44   Defensive rebound by Jamal Bieniemy  
5:29   De'Vion Harmon missed jump shot  
5:27   Offensive rebound by Corbin Merritt  
5:10   Jamal Bieniemy missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:08   Defensive rebound by Marcus Carr  
4:57   Michael Hurt missed jump shot  
4:53   Offensive rebound by Marcus Carr  
4:50 +3 Payton Willis made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Marcus Carr 19-18
4:30   Jamal Bieniemy missed jump shot  
4:28   Defensive rebound by Marcus Carr  
4:22 +2 Marcus Carr made layup 19-20
4:09   Personal foul on Gabe Kalscheur  
4:09 +1 Austin Reaves made 1st of 2 free throws 20-20
4:09 +1 Austin Reaves made 2nd of 2 free throws 21-20
3:48   Gabe Kalscheur missed jump shot  
3:46   Defensive rebound by Brady Manek  
3:39   De'Vion Harmon missed layup, blocked by Daniel Oturu  
3:38   Offensive rebound by Oklahoma  
3:30   Alondes Williams missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:28   Defensive rebound by Marcus Carr  
3:03 +2 Daniel Oturu made hook shot 21-22
2:52   Kristian Doolittle missed jump shot  
2:50   Defensive rebound by Minnesota  
2:50   Personal foul on Kristian Doolittle  
2:35 +2 Daniel Oturu made jump shot, assist by Gabe Kalscheur 21-24
2:20   Brady Manek missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:18   Defensive rebound by Payton Willis  
2:00   Payton Willis missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:57   Defensive rebound by Oklahoma  
1:58   Personal foul on Daniel Oturu  
1:58 +1 Brady Manek made 1st of 2 free throws 22-24
1:57 +1 Brady Manek made 2nd of 2 free throws 23-24
1:37   Marcus Carr missed jump shot  
1:35   Defensive rebound by Oklahoma  
1:36   Personal foul on Jarvis Omersa  
1:35   Brady Manek missed free throw  
1:35   Defensive rebound by Jarvis Omersa  
1:11   Payton Willis missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:09   Defensive rebound by Austin Reaves  
1:00   Shooting foul on Gabe Kalscheur  
1:00   Austin Reaves missed 1st of 2 free throws  
1:00 +1 Austin Reaves made 2nd of 2 free throws 24-24
49.0 +3 Payton Willis made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Marcus Carr 24-27
36.0 +2 Austin Reaves made layup 26-27
29.0   Personal foul on Alondes Williams  
27.0 +3 Payton Willis made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Tre' Williams 26-30
18.0   De'Vion Harmon missed jump shot, blocked by Jarvis Omersa  
16.0   Defensive rebound by Payton Willis  
3.0 +2 Marcus Carr made jump shot 26-32
0.0   End of period  

Time Team Play Score
19:45   Gabe Kalscheur missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:43   Defensive rebound by Kristian Doolittle  
19:34 +3 De'Vion Harmon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Austin Reaves 29-32
19:11   Gabe Kalscheur missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:09   Defensive rebound by Kristian Doolittle  
19:08   Out of bounds turnover on Austin Reaves  
18:57   Marcus Carr missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:55   Offensive rebound by Daniel Oturu  
18:50   Personal foul on De'Vion Harmon  
18:32   Personal foul on Jamal Bieniemy  
18:22   Bad pass turnover on Marcus Carr, stolen by Austin Reaves  
18:01   Lost ball turnover on De'Vion Harmon, stolen by Marcus Carr  
17:42 +2 Marcus Carr made layup 29-34
17:31   Austin Reaves missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:29   Defensive rebound by Minnesota  
17:10 +2 Alihan Demir made layup 29-36
16:54 +2 Kristian Doolittle made jump shot 31-36
16:44   Personal foul on Jamal Bieniemy  
16:39   Gabe Kalscheur missed 3-pt. jump shot  
16:37   Defensive rebound by Brady Manek  
16:22   Kristian Doolittle missed jump shot, blocked by Daniel Oturu  
16:20   Defensive rebound by Daniel Oturu  
16:16 +2 Marcus Carr made layup 31-38
16:16   Shooting foul on Kristian Doolittle  
16:16   Marcus Carr missed free throw  
16:14   Offensive rebound by Minnesota  
16:14   Personal foul on Kristian Doolittle  
16:06   Marcus Carr missed layup  
16:04   Offensive rebound by Alihan Demir  
16:01   Alihan Demir missed layup  
15:59   Offensive rebound by Minnesota  
15:45   Marcus Carr missed layup, blocked by Jamal Bieniemy  
15:43   Defensive rebound by Jamal Bieniemy  
15:36 +3 De'Vion Harmon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jamal Bieniemy 34-38
15:18 +3 Gabe Kalscheur made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Payton Willis 34-41
15:01 +3 Brady Manek made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by De'Vion Harmon 37-41
14:42 +2 Daniel Oturu made layup 37-43
14:30   De'Vion Harmon missed layup  
14:28   Defensive rebound by Marcus Carr  
14:24   Double dribble turnover on Marcus Carr  
14:14   Lost ball turnover on De'Vion Harmon  
14:09 +2 Daniel Oturu made dunk, assist by Marcus Carr 37-45
13:57 +2 Jamal Bieniemy made layup 39-45
13:57   Shooting foul on Marcus Carr  
13:57 +1 Jamal Bieniemy made free throw 40-45
13:32   Lost ball turnover on Daniel Oturu, stolen by Jamal Bieniemy  
13:24   Bad pass turnover on Victor Iwuakor  
13:16   Bad pass turnover on Marcus Carr, stolen by Jamal Bieniemy  
13:04   Austin Reaves missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:02   Defensive rebound by Tre' Williams  
12:50 +3 Tre' Williams made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Michael Hurt 40-48
12:25 +3 Brady Manek made 3-pt. jump shot 43-48
12:06 +2 Payton Willis made jump shot 43-50
12:06   Shooting foul on Victor Iwuakor  
12:06 +1 Payton Willis made free throw 43-51
11:53 +2 Victor Iwuakor made layup, assist by Austin Reaves 45-51
11:27   Traveling violation turnover on Michael Hurt  
11:09   Personal foul on Michael Hurt  
11:01 +3 Austin Reaves made 3-pt. jump shot 48-51
10:47   Personal foul on Jamal Bieniemy  
10:50   Marcus Carr missed free throw  
10:50   Defensive rebound by Austin Reaves  
10:24   Kristian Doolittle missed jump shot  
10:22   Defensive rebound by Daniel Oturu  
10:24   Personal foul on Kur Kuath  
10:24   Daniel Oturu missed free throw  
10:24   Defensive rebound by Brady Manek  
10:24   Personal foul on Gabe Kalscheur  
10:13   Jamal Bieniemy missed jump shot  
10:11   Defensive rebound by Marcus Carr  
9:47   Daniel Oturu missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:45   Defensive rebound by Kristian Doolittle  
9:44   Personal foul on Tre' Williams  
9:31 +2 Kristian Doolittle made jump shot 50-51
9:08 +2 Daniel Oturu made layup 50-53
8:52 +2 Jamal Bieniemy made jump shot 52-53
8:20   Daniel Oturu missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:18   Defensive rebound by Alondes Williams  
8:10 +2 Alondes Williams made jump shot 54-53
8:10   Shooting foul on Tre' Williams  
8:10 +1 Alondes Williams made free throw 55-53
7:45   Payton Willis missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:43   Defensive rebound by Kristian Doolittle  
7:22   Kristian Doolittle missed jump shot  
7:20   Defensive rebound by Alihan Demir  
6:55   Marcus Carr missed jump shot  
6:55   Defensive rebound by Alondes Williams  
6:49 +2 Alondes Williams made layup 57-53
6:29   Tre' Williams missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:27   Defensive rebound by Austin Reaves  
6:18   Austin Reaves missed jump shot  
6:16   Defensive rebound by Daniel Oturu  
6:07 +2 Daniel Oturu made dunk, assist by Marcus Carr 57-55
5:37   Bad pass turnover on Kristian Doolittle  
5:25   Lost ball turnover on Alihan Demir, stolen by Brady Manek  
5:08 +2 Jamal Bieniemy made jump shot 59-55
4:40   Traveling violation turnover on Marcus Carr  
4:19 +2 Kristian Doolittle made layup, assist by Brady Manek 61-55
3:54   Marcus Carr missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:52   Defensive rebound by Kristian Doolittle