Oklahoma basketball notebook: Sooners stop Oral Roberts' home win streak

Before Wednesday night, Oral Roberts University had won 24 straight basketball games in the Mabee Center.
by Stephanie Kuzydym Published: November 28, 2012

Also, the Sooners cut down their personal fouls from their last game against West Virginia, when they finished with 27 fouls. Oklahoma ended the night with 14 personal fouls, while ORU finished with 19.


Steven Roundtree and senior Warren Niles created a lot of problems on Wednesday night for the Sooners.

Roundtree led ORU in rebounds with eight before fouling out with less than 20 seconds remaining.

Niles was a scoring threat, which the Sooners knew coming into the game.

At least four different Sooners — Buddy Hield, Sam Grooms, Je'lon Hornbeak and Isaiah Cousins — spent significant time covering Niles. ORU has won all three games this season in which Niles has scored 20 points or more. On Wednesday night, the Sooners held Niles to 19 points and five rebounds.

by Stephanie Kuzydym
Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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