That's why the play the game is a phrase that definitely fits Wednesday's Oklahoma-Texas Tech basketball. Oklahoma had handled the Red Raiders in Lubbock earlier this season and were a solid pick to get it done again. But the Sooners trailed virtually the entire game and lost 68-60.
Texas Tech led by 16 points at the half and pushed the lead to 20 in the second half before Oklahoma went on a 19-4 run. They got within six points but could not come all the way back. Cameron Clark led OU with 16 points while Jelon Hornbeak was a key player in the second half run and ended with 9 points.
OU hit just 6-27 three pointers and shot just 42 percent from the field. The loss dropping Oklahoma's record to 18-7 and 7-5 in the conference while Tech raised its mark to 13-11, and 5-6 in the league. Oklahoma will play at Oklahoma State Saturday at 1:00.