A scary scene unfolded Saturday at the Sawyer Center in Bethany during the Southern Nazarene men's basketball game against Arkansas Tech.
With 9:41 left in the first half, Arkansas Tech's Jeff Reese came off the floor complaining of shortness of breath. Reese collapsed, and the teams' training staffs administered CPR and used a defibrillator before Reese regained consciousness. He was transported to a hospital, and coaches said he was stable and being kept overnight for observation.
The game resumed after a 45-minute delay. Arkansas Tech players received a standing ovation from fans and hugs from SNU players when they returned to the floor.
Southern Nazarene went on to win 61-54, with Ryan Aaron scoring a team-high 19 points.
NORMAN NORTH, EDMOND NORTH TEAMS WIN CONFERENCE TITLES
Both Norman North boys and girls swim teams captured the Mid-State Conference championship Saturday at Oklahoma City Community College, while Edmond North's boys and girls' squads won the Metro Conference titles.
Justin Wu and Tomas Elder led the Timberwolves boys' squad with four conference titles each. Wu set a conference record in winning the 200-meter freestyle in a time of 1:39.40. He also finished first in the 100-meter backstroke.
Elder was the champion in the 50 and 100 freestyle. Both Wu and Elder were members of Norman North's championship relay teams in the 200 medley and 200 freestyle.
UCO'S BASKS, ROWELL EXTEND WINNING STREAKS
Jordan Basks and Casy Rowell helped the Central Oklahoma wrestling team to a pair of victories Saturday at Hamilton Field House in Edmond.
Basks scored two falls and Rowell had a pair of major decisions as the No. 3-ranked Bronchos defeated No. 20 Ouachita Baptist 26-13 and Colorado State-Pueblo 39-5.
Basks stretched his winning streak to 17 straight, while Rowell has now won 21 in a row.
UCO improved to 12-1 and has won nine straight duals since its lone loss of the season.
MISSOURI DROPS SOONERS
The No. 22 Oklahoma wrestling team fell to No. 7 Missouri, 26-8, Saturday night at the Hearnes Center in Columbia, Mo.
It was a tough contest for the young OU squad, as all but one of Missouri's wrestlers is ranked in the top 25. With the loss, Oklahoma drops to 6-7 on the year, while Missouri improves to 11-2.
Two Sooners walked off the mat with individual wins: Kendric Maple, who is ranked No. 1 at 141 pounds, and Bubby Graham, ranked No. 4 at 165 pounds.
OU MEN WIN ON THE ROAD
In its first road dual meet of the season, the Oklahoma men's gymnastics team defeated Iowa 436.550-420.200 Saturday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.
No. 4 OU posted its largest winning margin of the season. The Sooners claimed individual titles on five of the six events, and sophomore Alec Robin won the all-around crown.