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Oklahoma keeps ISU reeling on road

Thursday, February 28, 2002

NORMAN, Okla. - Aaron McGhee had 26 points and 10 rebounds, and Hollis Price scored 24 points Tuesday night as No. 5 Oklahoma capped a perfect home season with an 89-75 victory over Iowa State.

The Sooners extended their home court winning streak to 22 games. They went 16-0 this season, their first perfect home mark since 1994-95.

Tyray Pearson scored 20 points for Iowa State, which had won three of four, but fell to 0-10 on the road. Shane Power added 14 points, while Jake Sullivan and Ricky Morgan each had 12.

McGhee, one of four seniors honored before the game, has seven double-doubles over the past nine games and has scored 20 or more points in six of the past seven.

He had 12 points over the opening 5:44 of the second half, when the Sooners outscored Iowa State 23-8 to take a 55-33 lead. Sullivan then helped lead the Cyclones back, scoring eight points in a 16-5 spurt that made it 60-49.

The score was 61-51 when Price hit a 3-pointer, converted a three-point play and had a steal that led to a layup by Daryan Selvy and a 69-51 lead. The Cyclones got no closer than the final margin after that.

Oklahoma only led 32-25 at halftime despite holding the Cyclones to 30 percent shooting. The Sooners scored the game's first seven points and once led by as many as 10, but Iowa State used a 6-0 run late in the half to get within 26-22. Price scored Oklahoma's final three baskets to give the Sooners the seven-point lead.

Pearson was about the only thing the Cyclones had going for them in the first half, scoring 12 points and grabbing five rebounds. Sullivan missed all five of his first-half shots but wasn't alone - outside of Pearson, the Cylones were 3-of-14 from the field.

Sullivan, the Cyclones' second-leading scorer at 16.6 per game, finished 5-of-16.

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