Oklahoma dominates Alabama on its way to 24 points due to the Crimson Tide

Oklahoma stunned No. 2 Alabama with a 93-69 win over the Crimson Tide at the Lloyd Noble Center on Saturday. Here’s what you should know:

  • This is the second week in a row that the #2 ranked team in the AP Top 25 is feeling upset, as Kansas fell to Kansas State on January 17 when the #2 ranked Jayhawks.
  • Oklahoma guard Grant Sherfield led the team with 30 points (just one point shy of his career high) while forward Jalen Hill contributed 26 points.
  • The loss to the Sooners was the second straight game in which Alabama struggled with three-point shooting. The Crimson Tide hit six of 22 attempts against Oklahoma after depleting just five of 28 three-point attempts against Mississippi State on Wednesday.

the background

Oklahoma has come close to beating its ranked opponents on multiple occasions this season. The Sooners lost to No. 17 Baylor by just two points, lost four points to No. 9 Kansas, fell to No. 12 Iowa by three, and moved up one point off No. 10 Texas.

The Sooners hit 69.2 percent of their three-point attempts and hit 84.2 percent of their free throws, compared to 61.9 percent for Alabama. The win over the Crimson Tide improves Oklahoma’s record to 12-9.

The win also came within minutes of Oklahoma star guard Taylor Robertson, who set the NCAA women’s Division I record for career three-pointers in a game against Iowa State.

Highlight of the game

Key stats

Alabama led for only 29 seconds before Hill made a jump shot to tie the game, and the Sooners dominated from 19:18 on.

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