A late comeback for Oklahoma was not enough as the Sooners drop their second of the season to Iowa State 78-62. The loss drops Oklahoma to 18-6 overall and 8-4 in the Big 12 conference.
"We shot better from 2 than they did,” said Oklahoma Coach Sherri Coale. “We shot better from 3 than they did. We shot better from the free throw line than they did. We had more rebounds than they did. We had more assists than they did, and we lost. That doesn't happen very often."
The Sooners and Cyclones were tied 27-27 at halftime. It was the first time Oklahoma had been tied at half this season.
"It wasn't a very pretty basketball game, that's for sure,” said Coale. “I don't know when I've ever had four of five starters foul out. I've just never seen it.
"We tried to run our shooters off screen and got called for illegal screens, so that didn't work. We tried to throw it in to the post and got called for illegal post-ups, so we couldn't do that anymore. We were a little bit handcuffed in what we could do. Shots are hard to come by when you can't create them for one another."
The 26 personal fouls charged to Oklahoma ranked as the 13th most ever called against the Sooners and fourth highest total (29, twice). In the second half, OU was charged with 18 fouls.
It was the first time in the 17 years with Sherri Coale as head coach that four Sooner starters fouled out.