(1-2, 0-1 away)

Oklahoma 68

(3-0, 1-0 home)

Coverage: ESPN2/WatchESPN

7:00 PM ET, November 22, 2012

HP Field House, Orlando, Florida

1 2 T
UTEP 26 3561
OKLA 38 3068

Top Performers

UTEP: C. Washburn 12 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl, 2 Blk

Oklahoma: R. Osby 16 Pts, 10 Reb, 4 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

Oklahoma 68, UTEP 61

Associated Press

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Romero Osby had 16 points and 10 rebounds as Oklahoma nearly blew a 20-point lead in a 68-61 victory over Texas-El Paso in the opening round of the Old Spice Classic on Thursday night.

Steven Pledger added 12 points, including a key late 3-pointer, for Oklahoma (3-0).

Texas-El Paso (1-2) got 12 points from Chris Washburn. Julian Washburn and Jacques Streeter both had 11.

Oklahoma went up 52-32 when Isaiah Cousins connected on a 3-pointer. UTEP battled back, getting within 64-58 with just over three minutes to play on Streeter's 3-pointer and two free throws by Washburn.

C.J. Cooper connected on two more free throws that cut the deficit to 64-60 with 1:44 to play.

Pledger then made a long-range jumper with 63 seconds remaining to put Oklahoma up 67-60 and seal the win.

Osby had 10 points, leading Oklahoma to a 38-26 halftime advantage.

Pledger made a long-range jumper and Osby hit two free throws that extended the Oklahoma lead to 49-32 early in the second half.

Osby had four points, including a dunk, as Oklahoma took a 13-0 lead four minutes into the game. The Sooners went 6 of 9 from the field during the stretch, while UTEP missed all four of its shots.

UTEP got its first basket, cutting the deficit to 15-2, on Cedrick Lang's layup with 14:48 left in the first half.

Je'lon Hornbeak's 3-pointer put the Sooners up 27-12 midway through the first.

The Miners pulled within 29-24 with six minutes left in the first half after Streeter hit a 3-pointer and then coverted a 3-point play.

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Team Stat Comparison

Points 61 68
FG Made-Attempted 19-46 (.413) 25-60 (.417)
3P Made-Attempted 4-10 (.400) 6-18 (.333)
FT Made-Attempted 19-24 (.792) 12-20 (.600)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 24 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 20

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