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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Armed with a 17-point lead late in the first half, the No. 21 John Brown University men's basketball team committed 10 of its 13 turnovers in the second half and Mark Howell's running layup in transition with 0.8 seconds on the clock allowed Oklahoma City to snatch an 82-81 win over the Golden Eagles on Saturday afternoon inside Abe Lemons Arena.

Sooner Athletic Conference Basketball Standings

MEN^CONFERENCE^OVERALL

^W-L^W-L

Wayland Baptist^13-2^18-5

John Brown^10-5^16-7

Langston^10-5^18-5

Science and Arts^9-6^15-7

Oklahoma City^9-6^14-7

Southwestern Christian^8-7^13-10

SW Assemblies of God^7-8^14-9

Panhandle State^7-8^12-9

Mid-America Christian^6-9^13-10

Texas Wesleyan^6-9^11-12

Central Christian^5-10^11-11

Bacone^0-15^2-18

Last week’s results

January 29

Oklahoma City 97, Mid-America Christian 81

January 31

John Brown 88, Southwestern Christian 67

Central Christian 105, Panhandle State 102 (2OT)

Science and Arts 102, Southwestern Assemblies of God 84

Oklahoma City 100, Bacone 62

Texas Wesleyan 82, Mid-America Christian 76

Wayland Baptist 106, Langston 74

February 2

Oklahoma City 82, John Brown 81

Mid-America Christian 73, Southwestern Assemblies of God 60

Langston 99, Panhandle State 89

Wayland Baptist 71, Central Christian 70

Science and Arts 85, Texas Wesleyan 83

Southwestern Christian 75, Bacone 72

This week

Tuesday’s games

John Brown at Bacone (n)

Texas Wesleyan at Southwestern Assemblies of God (n)

Southwestern Christian at Oklahoma City (n)

Mid-America Christian at Science and Arts (n)

Thursday’s games

Wayland Baptist at John Brown

Oklahoma City at Southwestern Assemblies of God

Panhandle State at Bacone

Central Christian at Mid-America Christian

Science and Arts at Langston

Southwestern Christian at Texas Wesleyan

Saturday’s games

Panhandle State at John Brown

Wayland Baptist at Bacone

Texas Wesleyan at Oklahoma City

Southwestern Assemblies of God at Southwestern Christian

Langston at Mid-America Christian

Central Christian at Science and Arts

The John Brown lead was five with 1:41 left in the contest after junior Desmond Kennedy fed sophomore Densier Carnes under the bucket for a layup. JBU wouldn't score another field goal as City's Elijah Christman's triple made it a two-point contest.

After an unforced error turned the ball back over to the Stars, the Golden Eagles (16-7, 10-5 Sooner Athletic Conference) played out a full shot clock with stout defense and junior Brenton Toussaint absorbed a Trae Bryant offensive foul to give JBU the ball and the lead with 26 seconds left.

JBU was hit with another unforced error as the Golden Eagles were whistled for a throw-in violation on attempting to creatively inbound the ball. Another foul put OCU's Chris Williams on the line, who hit both to tie the score.

With the game tied, sophomore Rokas Grabliauskas was fouled with six seconds left after holding the ball to run down the clock. At the line, Grabliauskas split two free throws, missing the front end and without calling its final timeout, Oklahoma City inbounded the ball and quickly attacked.

Howell ran the last half of the court past a pair of JBU defenders who didn't want to foul, and stuck a layup with 0.8 seconds

Sports on 02/06/2019

Print Headline: Lead slips away in Oklahoma City

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