Bison Lose at Buzzer

February 7, 2008


The shot almost didn't have a chance to happen, as an OC player moved both feet on a sideline in-bound pass that went undetected by the crack Sooner Athletic Conference officiating crew. A second later, the Eagles were granted a timeout.

The Bison, with a foul to give, forced OC into a sideline play with 2.5 seconds left. Kyle Tefft launched a well-guarded three-pointer that grazed the rim and landed right in the hands of Taylor, who released the shot just in time to get the winner.

"Brian Hill guarded the first shot well; it never had a chance of going in and it got just enough rim to go straight down," said Tolin.

There weren't many other shots defended as well all night, Tolin estimated.

"We didn't guard them. They got a lot of open shots. We just didn't do a good job defending them. They beat us off the dribble a lot and broke us down. I'm just disappointed we didn't defend better than that."

The Bison trailed by six with 5:42 left in the game and never could take the advantage, despite tying the game.

Still down four with two minutes left, the Bison got back-to-back lay-ups off feeds from Brent Jones by Aaron Perez and Al Moore, the latter knotting things up 66-66 with 26 seconds left.

OBU, which usually features a tenacious defense, shot well enough to win on most nights, hitting 63.4 percent from the field and 43 percent from three-point range and only had 11 turnovers.

OC hit 10 of 20 from the three-point arch.

Taylor finished with a game-high 23 points.

OBU got 16points from Moore, followed by Evan Grace with 15 and 11 each from Jones, Perez and Hill with 11 each.

Now 16-6 overall and 8-6 in the SAC, the Bison host Northwestern Saturady.

Oklahoma Baptist 66, Oklahoma Christian University 68

Oklahoma Baptist

Al Moore 7-7 2-2 16; Evan Grace 5-11 1-1 15; Brent Jones 4-9 1-2 11; Aaron Perez 5-6 1-4 11; Brian Hill 4-5 3-3 11; Charles Carter 1-2 0-0 2; Justin Williams 0-1 0-0 0; Jamar Fortune 0-0 0-0 0; Tyler Parker 0-0 0-0 0; Mirko Vojinovic 0-0 0-0 0; Totals 26-41 8-12 66.

Oklahoma Christian University

Jason Taylor 9-16 4-4 23; Kyle Tefft 4-7 5-6 16; Jeff Crocker 6-10 1-2 15; David Jackson 2-4 2-2 8; John Powell 2-6 0-0 6; Marlon Word 0-0 0-0 0; Jared Mitchel 0-0 0-0 0; Zach Anderson 0-0 0-0 0; Darrick Matthews 0-0 0-0 0; Benjamin Hobbes 0-0 0-0 0; Sam Stephens 0-1 0-0 0; Chad Endres 0-2 0-0 0; Izea Lovejoy 0-0 0-0 0; Scott Hornbaker 0-0 0-0 0; Jon Jonsson 0-0 0-0 0; Lionel Saban 0-0 0-0 0; Totals 23-46 12-14 68.

Oklahoma Baptist 30 36 - 66

Oklahoma Christian University 28 40 - 68



3-point goals-Oklahoma Baptist 6-14 (Evan Grace 4-8; Brent Jones 2-5; Justin Williams 0-1) , Oklahoma Christian University 10-20 (Kyle Tefft 3-5; Jeff Crocker 2-4; David Jackson 2-4; John Powell 2-3; Jason Taylor 1-2; Sam Stephens 0-1; Chad Endres 0-1) . Fouled out--Oklahoma Baptist-None, Oklahoma Christian University-None. Rebounds-Oklahoma Baptist 18 (Aaron Perez 4; Brian Hill 4) , Oklahoma Christian University 21 (Jason Taylor 7) . Assists-Oklahoma Baptist 21 (Brent Jones 6; Brian Hill 6) , Oklahoma Christian University 12 (Jeff Crocker 6) . Total Fouls-Oklahoma Baptist 9, Oklahoma Christian University .