Oklahoma Uses 39-Point Run To Blast Weber State 85-51
The No. 19-ranked Oklahoma Sooners went on a scoring binge, setting an NCAA Division I record with 39 straight points, to rout Weber State on Monday night.
Oklahoma was led by Jordan Woodard and Ryan Spangler, who each scored 15 points.
Oklahoma (8-3) broke the previous record for a scoring run against a Division I opponent of 37 points, set by Utah State vs. Idaho on Feb. 15, 2006. Oklahoma's run turned a 10-4 lead into a 49-4 margin.
The Sooners shot 68.8 percent from the field while building a 51-12 halftime lead. The Sooners finished the game shooting 58.1 percent.
The 12 points allowed by Oklahoma were the fewest the Sooners had given up in a half since allowing Texas A&M 10 points in the first half on March 1, 2008. Weber State (4-6) scored eight of those points in the final 1:52 of the half.
Chris Golden scored 12 points for the Wildcats, who shot 13.6 percent (3 of 22) from the field in the first half and 25.5 percent for the game.
Oklahoma, coming off a one-point loss to Washington in Las Vegas on Saturday, started slowly against the Wildcats. At 4 1/2 minutes into the game the Sooners were only leading 4-0. Weber State's first field goal was Joel Bolomboy's dunk with 12:56 left in the half, which pulled the Wildcats within 10-4. Those were their last points for more than 11 minutes.
The Sooners' 39-0 run wasn't quite an overall NCAA Division I record, as Southern scored 44 straight points last season against Champion Baptist (Ark.). Weber State coach Randy Rahe -- who guided the Wildcats to the NCAA tournament last season -- called three timeouts to stop Oklahoma's momentum, but it was in vain.
A layup by Woodard extended Oklahoma's lead to 49-4 with 2:26 left in the half. When Weber State's Kyndahl Hill hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 1:52 left, most fans at Lloyd Noble Center cheered.
Oklahoma holds the Division I record for longest time holding an opponent scoreless during the shot-clock era, having blanked Texas A&M for 16:08 in 2008.
TaShawn Thomas added 13 points while Buddy Hield and Dinjiyl Walker had 10 each for Oklahoma. Bolomboy scored nine points for Weber State.
Weber State: Oklahoma was the highest-ranked team the Wildcats have played during the regular season in 17 years, since a December 1997 meeting against then-No. 10 Iowa . Entering the game, Weber State led NCAA Division I in free-throw shooting at 79 percent. The Wildcats went 19 of 25 (76 percent) against Oklahoma . Weber State was called for two 10-second violations during the first half.
Oklahoma: Oklahoma announced before the game that its compliance staff discovered an NCAA extra benefit violation involving a men's basketball support staff member and made the NCAA aware of the situation. The university said the violation appeared to be limited and that it "has taken actions related to its findings," including the dismissal of the support staff member, identified by multiple media outlets as strength and conditioning coach Jozsef Szendrei. Oklahoma said any eligibility matters in the situation have been resolved and "no additional issues in that regard are anticipated."
Weber State will host Bristol (Calif.) on Saturday.
Oklahoma will host George Mason on Dec. 31.