After shooting 23 percent and trailing at the end of the first half, 33-28, Oklahoma Baptist exploded past Northwood Thursday for an 88-62 win.
The Bison shot 61 percent from the field in the second half and out-scored the Knights 60-34 in the final 20 minutes.
“We played a lot harder in the second half,” said OBU coach Doug Tolin. “When we do the little things, the ball starts to go in. The post men got more active and it helped get more open looks.”
OBU opened the half on a 27-9 run to take a 55-42 lead with 12:26 to go in the game. The game turned in a hurry. Cale Jackson converted a four-point play for the lead and later Kameron Price, Clinton Houston and David Johnson combined for seven points in under 30 seconds with four steals — three in the backcourt.
“I can’t even remember what happened, but it was good for us,” Tolin quipped.
OBU used a 21-2 run to build a 76-46 lead with 6:20 to play, including seven points by Price and six by Johnson.
Johnson led the Bison with 23 points to go with 10 rebounds while Price had 22 points and four steals. Houston added 10 points.
OBU (2-0) out-rebounded Northwood (0-3) 46-37.
Northwood, which joins the Sooner Athletic Conference next season, was led in scoring by Jabbar Reid with 14 points.
The Bison host Manhattan Christian at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the annual Homecoming Game.
Note: Report provided by Ray Fink, OBU sports information director.