Oklahoma finished its five-game trip to Europe with an 80-70 loss to Evreux on Thursday in France.
Evreux, which plays in Group B of France's National Basketball League, finished on a 17-2 run to hand the Sooners their first loss of the trip.
Oklahoma trailed for much of the game before an 11-1 run in the fourth quarter put it ahead by five points with 6:10 remaining.
But Evreux, which led most of the night, finished strong to end the game.
“A terrific experience for us,” OU coach Lon Kruger said in a release. “A very good team and a very physical game. We really hadn't had a physical game through the first four. So a lot of lessons to learn from this one and guys will benefit greatly.”
Evreux attempted more than twice as many free throws, 28-12.
For the fourth time in the trip's five games, Cameron Clark led the Sooners in scoring. Clark had 15 points and eight rebounds. Clark averaged 16.8 points on the trip.
Ryan Spangler had 12 points and nine rebounds.
Despite the loss, Kruger said the trip was a positive, both on and off the court.
“On the court, terrific for our guys individually and as a group,” Kruger said. “A lot of guys from a confidence standpoint really grew. And this last ballgame kind of got our attention again in a positive way.
“And off the court, just fantastic. People in Belgium and France were very hospitable and friendly, and the guys enjoyed all of that as well.”
Freshman guard Jordan Woodard had nine points, three assists and three steals.
“It was a really great experience,” Woodard said. “We got to play against some good competition, especially our last game against professional players. We bonded as a team, and I feel like that was the most important result of the trip. For me, it definitely helped a lot.”
The team heads home Friday, flying from Paris to Dallas before bussing to Norman.