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Manek leads Oklahoma past Mississippi State 63-62

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) On a day in which Oklahoma and Mississippi State both shot below 40 percent, it was fitting that a defensive stop decided their game on Saturday.

Mississippi State could have won at the end, but with his team trailing by a point, Robert Woodard II missed a jumper from near the free-throw line and the Bulldogs couldn't get another shot off. Brady Manek scored 18 points, and Oklahoma held on for a 63-62 win in the Big 12/SEC Challenge, a game played at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Mississippi State coach Ben Howland blamed himself for the outcome.

''This loss is totally on my shoulders,'' he said. ''I did a horrible job the last 15 seconds of this game not setting something up for us to be successful. Typically, you want to attack. We didn't have any timeouts left, but our players knew we had to get to the rim, to the basket, not a jump shot where you got no chance to get fouled. We haven't worked on that enough this year.''

Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said the goal was to stop Woodard's penetration.

''Anytime you're in that position, you want to avoid the fast layup, or obviously a three,'' Kruger said. ''A lot of games are won or lost at that point, and I thought the stop of the ball going downhill was critical.''

The Sooners got a solid non-conference win that could be important come Selection Sunday.

''It was a huge game for both teams, and I think we played like it,'' Kruger said. ''Every game is going to be like that. Mississippi State is going to win a lot of ball games this year, and that will help us when the seeds come out.''

Alondes Williams added a career-high 13 points for the Sooners (13-6).

Woodard scored 15 points and Tyson Carter added 14 for Mississippi State (12-7), but season scoring leader Reggie Perry scored just seven points and played only 21 minutes because of foul trouble.

Perry was called for a technical foul and picked up his third personal with 12:47 left in the first half. Oklahoma took advantage for a while and led by 15 before Mississippi State rallied with Perry on the bench. The Sooners held on to lead 38-30 at the break.

Mississippi State dominated the early part of the second half, and Perry banked in a 3-pointer that tied the game at 38.

Williams responded with a 3-pointer, then a breakaway dunk. An alley-oop dunk by Kur Kuath on a lob by Jamal Bieniemy put the Sooners up by seven.

Mississippi State rallied, and a layup by D.J. Stewart put the Bulldogs up 58-57 with 4:06 to play.

Oklahoma bounced back again. A reverse layup by Manek put the Sooners up 63-59 with just over two minutes to play. Carter made a 3-pointer with 1:10 to go, but those were the Bulldogs' last points.

''We had the ball in our hand and a chance to win the game,'' Howland said. ''It is again, totally on me.''

BIG PICTURE

Mississippi State: It was a missed opportunity for the Bulldogs to build momentum. Mississippi entered the game on a three-game win streak.

Oklahoma: The Sooners were able to get a quality win, despite shooting 38.7% from the field. They did it by holding Mississippi State to 38.3% shooting.

MISSING IN ACTION

Perry entered the game averaging 16.9 points and 10.3 rebounds per game. His seven points and 21 minutes played matched season lows.

He only played five minutes in the first half.

''He is our best player and has been playing incredibly well the last three games,'' Howland said. ''The technical foul hurt us because we had to sit him the rest of the half.''

Perry did not start the second half. Overall, the 6-foot-10, 250-pound sophomore made 3 of 7 shots and had six rebounds.

UP NEXT

Mississippi State: At Florida on Tuesday.

Oklahoma: At Kansas State on Wednesday.

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1st Half

Time Team Play Score
20:00   Jumpball received by Oklahoma  
19:41   Austin Reaves missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:39   Defensive rebound by Reggie Perry  
19:28   Bad pass turnover on Reggie Perry, stolen by Jamal Bieniemy  
19:17   Brady Manek missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:15   Defensive rebound by Reggie Perry  
18:38   Reggie Perry missed jump shot  
18:36   Defensive rebound by Jamal Bieniemy  
18:30 +3 Brady Manek made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by De'Vion Harmon 0-3
18:11   Nick Weatherspoon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:09   Defensive rebound by Brady Manek  
18:01   Jamal Bieniemy missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:59   Defensive rebound by Robert Woodard II  
17:51   Bad pass turnover on Robert Woodard II, stolen by Jamal Bieniemy  
17:43   De'Vion Harmon missed layup  
17:41   Defensive rebound by Robert Woodard II  
17:28   D.J. Stewart Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:26   Defensive rebound by Jamal Bieniemy  
17:08   Austin Reaves missed jump shot  
17:06   Defensive rebound by D.J. Stewart Jr.  
16:54   Robert Woodard II missed jump shot  
16:52   Defensive rebound by Brady Manek  
16:42 +2 Kristian Doolittle made jump shot 0-5
16:27   Offensive foul on Abdul Ado  
16:27   Turnover on Abdul Ado  
16:18   Shooting foul on Nick Weatherspoon  
16:18   Jamal Bieniemy missed 1st of 2 free throws  
16:18   Jamal Bieniemy missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
16:18   Defensive rebound by D.J. Stewart Jr.  
16:00   Offensive foul on Reggie Perry  
16:00   Turnover on Reggie Perry  
15:46   Lost ball turnover on Kristian Doolittle, stolen by Abdul Ado  
15:19 +2 Robert Woodard II made jump shot 2-5
15:10 +2 Kristian Doolittle made jump shot 2-7
14:41   D.J. Stewart Jr. missed layup  
14:39   Defensive rebound by Alondes Williams  
14:31   Lost ball turnover on Alondes Williams, stolen by Robert Woodard II  
14:23   Robert Woodard II missed jump shot  
14:21   Offensive rebound by Robert Woodard II  
14:24   Personal foul on Kristian Doolittle  
14:09   Robert Woodard II missed layup, blocked by Kur Kuath  
14:07   Defensive rebound by Brady Manek  
13:59   Traveling violation turnover on De'Vion Harmon  
13:43 +2 Robert Woodard II made layup 4-7
13:19   Brady Manek missed 3-pt. jump shot  
13:17   Defensive rebound by Reggie Perry  
13:04   Personal foul on De'Vion Harmon  
12:47   Offensive foul on Reggie Perry  
12:47   Turnover on Reggie Perry  
12:47   Unsportsmanlike technical foul on Reggie Perry  
12:47 +1 Brady Manek made 1st of 2 free throws 4-8
12:47 +1 Brady Manek made 2nd of 2 free throws 4-9
12:25 +2 Kur Kuath made layup, assist by Alondes Williams 4-11
12:10 +3 Tyson Carter made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Iverson Molinar 7-11
11:53   Personal foul on Iverson Molinar  
11:44   Shooting foul on Robert Woodard II  
11:44 +1 Brady Manek made 1st of 2 free throws 7-12
11:44 +1 Brady Manek made 2nd of 2 free throws 7-13
11:32   Tyson Carter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:30   Defensive rebound by Austin Reaves  
11:24 +2 De'Vion Harmon made jump shot, assist by Austin Reaves 7-15
11:02   Iverson Molinar missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:00   Defensive rebound by Kur Kuath  
10:47 +2 Kristian Doolittle made jump shot 7-17
10:32 +2 Nick Weatherspoon made layup 9-17
10:18 +3 De'Vion Harmon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Austin Reaves 9-20
9:53   Offensive foul on Tyson Carter  
9:53   Turnover on Tyson Carter  
9:37 +2 Brady Manek made layup, assist by Kristian Doolittle 9-22
9:20   Nick Weatherspoon missed jump shot  
9:18   Offensive rebound by KeyShawn Feazell  
8:58   KeyShawn Feazell missed tip-in  
8:58   Defensive rebound by Kristian Doolittle  
8:58   Kristian Doolittle missed jump shot  
8:56   Defensive rebound by KeyShawn Feazell  
8:49   Shooting foul on Austin Reaves  
8:49 +1 Nick Weatherspoon made 1st of 2 free throws 10-22
8:49 +1 Nick Weatherspoon made 2nd of 2 free throws 11-22
8:24   Austin Reaves missed layup  
8:23   Offensive rebound by Kristian Doolittle  
8:22   Kristian Doolittle missed layup  
8:21   Offensive rebound by Austin Reaves  
8:21   Shooting foul on Nick Weatherspoon  
8:21   Austin Reaves missed 1st of 2 free throws  
8:20 +1 Austin Reaves made 2nd of 2 free throws 11-23
8:11   D.J. Stewart Jr. missed jump shot  
8:09   Offensive rebound by Abdul Ado  
8:01   Abdul Ado missed layup  
7:59   Defensive rebound by Victor Iwuakor  
7:55   Jamal Bieniemy missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:53   Defensive rebound by Tyson Carter  
7:50   Personal foul on Jamal Bieniemy  
7:50 +1 Nick Weatherspoon made 1st of 2 free throws 12-23
7:50 +1 Nick Weatherspoon made 2nd of 2 free throws 13-23
7:38 +3 Alondes Williams made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by De'Vion Harmon 13-26
7:20   Personal foul on Jamal Bieniemy  
7:17   Robert Woodard II missed jump shot  
7:15   Defensive rebound by Oklahoma  
6:54   Shooting foul on Tyson Carter  
6:54 +1 Austin Reaves made 1st of 2 free throws 13-27
6:54 +1 Austin Reaves made 2nd of 2 free throws 13-28
6:37 +2 Abdul Ado made hook shot 15-28
6:22   Brady Manek missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:20   Offensive rebound by Alondes Williams  
6:17   Alondes Williams missed layup  
6:15   Defensive rebound by Mississippi State  
6:05   Shooting foul on Alondes Williams  
6:05 +1 Iverson Molinar made 1st of 2 free throws 16-28
6:05 +1 Iverson Molinar made 2nd of 2 free throws 17-28
5:45   Austin Reaves missed layup  
5:43   Defensive rebound by Iverson Molinar  
5:21   Robert Woodard II missed jump shot  
5:19   Defensive rebound by Kristian Doolittle  
5:12 +2 Austin Reaves made layup 17-30
4:43   Iverson Molinar missed layup  
4:41   Offensive rebound by Abdul Ado  
4:40   Abdul Ado missed tip-in  
4:39   Offensive rebound by Mississippi State  
4:38   Shooting foul on Jalen Hill  
4:38 +1 Tyson Carter made 1st of 2 free throws 18-30
4:38 +1 Tyson Carter made 2nd of 2 free throws 19-30
4:24   Lost ball turnover on De'Vion Harmon, stolen by Tyson Carter  
4:21   Iverson Molinar missed layup  
4:19   Offensive rebound by Mississippi State  
4:12 +2 Tyson Carter made jump shot 21-30
3:50 +2 Kristian Doolittle made layup 21-32
3:22 +3 Robert Woodard II made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Tyson Carter 24-32
3:06 +2 Brady Manek made layup, assist by De'Vion Harmon 24-34
2:37 +2 Tyson Carter made jump shot 26-34
2:17   De'Vion Harmon missed layup  
2:15   Defensive rebound by D.J. Stewart Jr.  
2:12   Robert Woodard II missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:10   Defensive rebound by Kristian Doolittle  
1:45 +2 Jalen Hill made hook shot 26-36
1:22 +2 D.J. Stewart Jr. made layup 28-36
1:04   Kristian Doolittle missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:02   Defensive rebound by D.J. Stewart Jr.  
54.0 +2 Iverson Molinar made jump shot 30-36
37.0 +2 Austin Reaves made jump shot 30-38
10.0   Prince Oduro missed jump shot  
8.0   Defensive rebound by Kristian Doolittle  
1.0   Austin Reaves missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0.0   Defensive rebound by Prince Oduro  
0.0   End of period  

2nd Half

Time Team Play Score
19:42 +2 Robert Woodard II made layup 32-38
19:25   Austin Reaves missed layup  
19:23   Offensive rebound by Kristian Doolittle  
19:16   Brady Manek missed 3-pt. jump shot  
19:14   Defensive rebound by D.J. Stewart Jr.  
19:10 +2 Robert Woodard II made jump shot 34-38
18:48   Jamal Bieniemy missed jump shot, blocked by Tyson Carter  
18:46   Defensive rebound by Nick Weatherspoon  
18:42   Shooting foul on Brady Manek  
18:42   Robert Woodard II missed 1st of 2 free throws  
18:42 +1 Robert Woodard II made 2nd of 2 free throws 35-38
18:18   Personal foul on Tyson Carter  
18:06   Austin Reaves missed 3-pt. jump shot  
18:04   Defensive rebound by Abdul Ado  
17:55   Robert Woodard II missed jump shot  
17:53   Defensive rebound by Brady Manek  
17:45   De'Vion Harmon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
17:43   Defensive rebound by Iverson Molinar  
17:31   Iverson Molinar missed jump shot  
17:29   Defensive rebound by Brady Manek  
17:24   Kristian Doolittle missed jump shot  
17:22   Defensive rebound by Robert Woodard II  
16:57   Abdul Ado missed jump shot  
16:55   Defensive rebound by Kristian Doolittle  
16:42   Traveling violation turnover on Austin Reaves  
16:31   D.J. Stewart Jr. missed jump shot  
16:29   Offensive rebound by Reggie Perry  
16:07   D.J. Stewart Jr. missed jump shot  
16:05   Defensive rebound by Austin Reaves  
16:00   De'Vion Harmon missed layup  
15:58   Defensive rebound by Abdul Ado  
16:00   Bad pass turnover on Abdul Ado  
15:50   Kristian Doolittle missed jump shot  
15:48   Defensive rebound by Nick Weatherspoon  
15:22   Abdul Ado missed jump shot, blocked by Kur Kuath  
15:20   Offensive rebound by Mississippi State  
15:20 +3 Reggie Perry made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Nick Weatherspoon 38-38
15:05 +3 Alondes Williams made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kristian Doolittle 38-41
14:47   Lost ball turnover on Nick Weatherspoon, stolen by Alondes Williams  
14:42 +2 Alondes Williams made dunk 38-43
14:15   Reggie Perry missed jump shot  
14:13   Defensive rebound by Austin Reaves  
14:08   Kristian Doolittle missed 3-pt. jump shot  
14:06   Defensive rebound by Nick Weatherspoon  
13:54   Offensive foul on Reggie Perry  
13:37 +2 Kur Kuath made alley-oop shot, assist by Jamal Bieniemy 38-45
13:16 +3 D.J. Stewart Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Nick Weatherspoon 41-45
12:58   Austin Reaves missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:56   Defensive rebound by D.J. Stewart Jr.  
12:44 +2 Abdul Ado made layup 43-45
12:30   Kristian Doolittle missed layup, blocked by Abdul Ado  
12:28   Defensive rebound by Tyson Carter  
12:08   Tyson Carter missed 3-pt. jump shot  
12:06   Defensive rebound by Kristian Doolittle  
11:57   Jamal Bieniemy missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:55   Offensive rebound by Kur Kuath  
11:50   Kur Kuath missed dunk  
11:48   Defensive rebound by Tyson Carter  
11:31   Lost ball turnover on Nick Weatherspoon, stolen by Kur Kuath  
11:29   Bad pass turnover on Austin Reaves, stolen by Tyson Carter  
11:20   Nick Weatherspoon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:18   Defensive rebound by Jamal Bieniemy  
11:14   Austin Reaves missed layup  
11:12   Offensive rebound by Oklahoma  
11:06   Alondes Williams missed jump shot  
11:04   Defensive rebound by D.J. Stewart Jr.  
10:51 +2 D.J. Stewart Jr. made jump shot 45-45
10:23 +2 Alondes Williams made jump shot 45-47
10:04 +2 Reggie Perry made layup 47-47
9:52 +3 Alondes Williams made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jamal Bieniemy 47-50
9:30   Personal foul on Alondes Williams  
9:27 +2 Tyson Carter made jump shot 49-50
9:09 +3 Brady Manek made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kristian Doolittle 49-53
8:40   Tyson Carter missed layup  
8:38   Defensive rebound by Kristian Doolittle  
8:34   Bad pass turnover on Jamal Bieniemy, stolen by Reggie Perry  
8:24   Lost ball turnover on Tyson Carter, stolen by Jamal Bieniemy  
8:10   Brady Manek missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:08   Defensive rebound by Mississippi State  
7:50 +2 Reggie Perry made hook shot 51-53
7:21   Alondes Williams missed layup  
7:19   Defensive rebound by Robert Woodard II  
7:14   Robert Woodard II missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:12   Defensive rebound by Brady Manek  
6:58   Alondes Williams missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:56   Defensive rebound by Abdul Ado  
6:32   Personal foul on Alondes Williams  
6:18   Reggie Perry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:16   Defensive rebound by Austin Reaves  
5:48   Personal foul on Nick Weatherspoon  
5:34 +3 De'Vion Harmon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Brady Manek 51-56
5:09   Abdul Ado missed layup, blocked by Brady Manek  
5:07   Offensive rebound by Robert Woodard II  
5:05 +2 Robert Woodard II made layup 53-56
4:51   Shooting foul on Abdul Ado  
4:51   De'Vion Harmon missed 1st of 2 free throws  
4:51 +1 De'Vion Harmon made 2nd of 2 free throws 53-57
4:37 +2 D.J. Stewart Jr. made layup 55-57
4:37   Shooting foul on Austin Reaves  
4:37 +1 D.J. Stewart Jr. made free throw 56-57
4:22   Kristian Doolittle missed jump shot  
4:20   Defensive rebound by Reggie Perry  
4:14 +2 D.J. Stewart Jr. made layup 58-57
3:52 +2 Austin Reaves made jump shot 58-59
3:32   Reggie Perry missed jump shot  
3:30   Defensive rebound by Jamal Bieniemy  
3:17 +2 Brady Manek made dunk, assist by Kristian Doolittle 58-61
2:41   Shooting foul on Austin Reaves  
2:41 +1 Robert Woodard II made 1st of 2 free throws 59-61
2:41   Robert Woodard II missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
2:41   Defensive rebound by Jamal Bieniemy  
2:19 +2 Brady Manek made layup, assist by Austin Reaves 59-63
1:56   D.J. Stewart Jr. missed layup, blocked by Brady Manek  
1:54   Offensive rebound by Mississippi State  
1:48   Nick Weatherspoon missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:46   Offensive rebound by Mississippi State  
1:46   Shot clock violation turnover on Mississippi State  
1:15   De'Vion Harmon missed jump shot, blocked by Robert Woodard II  
1:13   Defensive rebound by Reggie Perry  
1:10 +3 Tyson Carter made 3-pt. jump shot 62-63
57.0   Personal foul on Nick Weatherspoon  
39.0   Austin Reaves missed jump shot  
37.0