NORMAN, Okla. – Oklahoma got to the free-throw line 50 times and the 17th-ranked Sooners outscored No. 23 Arkansas 35-12 at the stripe in coming from behind to claim an 88-79 overtime victory on Saturday.
Oklahoma was 35-of-50 at the line while the Hogs were 12-of-20. Even so, the Razorbacks rallied from a six-point deficit early in the second period and led most of the second half. Arkansas led 61-49 with 7:09 to play and 70-62 with 1:35 remaining.
Kelley Newton hit his only two buckets in the last 95 seconds, a pair of three-pointers, and Daryan Selvy hit a jumper with 10 seconds to go to force the extra period.
In the overtime, the Razorbacks led once, 76-75, on a pair of Teddy Gipson free throws, but UA was 0-of-7 from the field and five-of-five on free throws in the extra stanza. Meanwhile, the Sooners (9-1), were two-of-four from the floor and 10-of-13 from the stripe.
Arkansas outshot OU from the field (43%-40%) and the three-point line (39%-23%), but the Hogs had 17 turnovers while forcing 14.
Hollis Price led Oklahoma with 21 points, all in the second half and overtime. Nolan Johnson added 18.
Jannero Pargo led Arkansas with 14 points, followed by Brandon Dean with 12, Joe Johnson 10 and Alonzo Lane eight.
The Razorbacks are off until Dec. 30 when Grambling State visits Bud Walton Arena for a 2 p.m. game.