Josh Alexander finished with a game-high 19 points at Oklahoma Saturday. But none were bigger than his last two. With 4.2 seconds left on the clock, the junior from Shreveport, La., calmly knocked down a pair of free throws to seal the Lumberjacks' 66-62 win over the Sooners.
The victory is SFA's first against a Big 12 Conference opponent since the Lumberjacks knocked off Baylor on the road in 2003.
The win also extends SFA's current streak to five games, including three straight on the road, and ties the Lumberjacks' best start to a season since 1981-82.
"Our guys really played with a lot of heart today," SFA head coach Danny Kaspar said.
The Sooners came into the game shooting .485 from the floor and a red-hot .390 from 3-point range. But SFA held Oklahoma to 40 percent from the field and a season-low 14.3 percent on 3-pointers.
The Sooners went 2-for-14 from behind the arc and didn't have a three until late in the second half.
"Our guys have really bought into the theory that if they play hard on defense, we can compete with these schools from major conferences," Kaspar said.