David Patrick the Oklahoma Men's Basketball Associate Head Coach and his team dropped its NIT Second Round game to St. Bonaventure 70 - 68 at Lloyd Noble Center.
Despite another 25-plus point outburst by Umoja Gibson, who finished the night with 26 points on 10-for-17 shooting and tallied six 3-pointers the team would fall. The senior sharpshooter recorded 16 of his points in the first 20 minutes and was joined by forward Jalen Hill with double-figure points scoring 13.
Oklahoma fell behind early but showed their resiliency as they had done all season.
St. Bonaventure held a 10-2 advantage through the first four minutes of the contest and Oklahoma continued to chip away and gained its first lead of the game on a Gibson three.
Oklahoma entered halftime with a 3-point advantage thanks to another Gibson 3-pointer with three seconds remaining.
The back-and-forth battle continued into the second half.
St. Bonaventure matched its biggest lead of the game with 10:38 left after a three pushed the score to 54-46.
Oklahoma went on a 12-2 run over the next five minutes to recapture the lead before St. Bonaventure's Kyle Lofton tied it at 58.
St. Bonaventure buried a 3-pointer on their next position and never relinquished the lead.
With 25 seconds remaining, St. Bonaventure held a 69-65 advantage after a pair of free throws. Gibson continued his shooting display with his final three of the night with 18 seconds left to cut the lead back to one.