Jamal Shead lifts No. 1 Houston previous Oklahoma with last-second bucket to take hold of 87-85 win

Jamal Shead lifts No. 1 Houston previous Oklahoma with last-second bucket to take hold of 87-85 win

Houston has now won seven straight games and holds the solo lead in the Big 12 with a week left in the regular season

It took a final moment shot from Jamal Shead, however the Cougars survived a scare in Norman, Oklahoma, on Saturday night time.

No. 1 Houston, after blowing a 15-point lead in the second one part, rallied again to overcome Oklahoma 87-85 on the Lloyd Noble Heart on Saturday. With the sport tied within the ultimate seconds, Shead neglected a layup on the rim however controlled to take hold of the rebound. He recovered within the quick nook and threw up a fadeaway bucket that fell completely with simply 0.4 seconds left at the clock

Houston then simply needed to tip away one ultimate move from Oklahoma to seal the two-point win.

After a gradual first part, which Houston simplest led after a L.J. Cryer buzzer-beater, the Cougars flew forward early in the second one part to a 15-point lead halfway during the length. The Sooners appeared smartly out of it.

However slowly, Oklahoma chipped away on the lead ahead of Javian McCollum made a layup to in any case tie it again up with simply 11 seconds left at the clock. That shot, which capped a handy guide a rough 7-3 burst, then arrange Shead’s ultimate bucket.

Cryer led Houston with 23 issues within the win after he shot 5-of-9 from the sphere. Jwan Roberts added 20 issues, and Shead completed with 14 issues and 6 assists. Houston shot just about 57% from the sphere as a staff, and 53% from the 3-point line.

Houston has now received seven immediately and 12 of its final 13 video games. The Cougars, who overtook UConn to assert the No. 1 score final week, will tackle UCF subsequent on Wednesday ahead of web hosting No. 7 Kansas subsequent Saturday.

Sam Goodwin led the Sooners with 17 issues and 7 rebounds. Rivaldo Soares added 16 issues, and Jalon Moore completed with 14 issues and 10 rebounds. The Sooners have now misplaced 4 in their final 5 video games, and dropped to 19-10 at the season. They’ll host Cincinnati subsequent on Tuesday ahead of touring to Texas subsequent weekend to near the common season.