NORMAN, Okla. (AP) _ Terrell Everett scored 17 points and keyed a 14-and-0 second-half run as Number 5 Oklahoma beat Belmont 81-to-59 in college basketball.
After trailing by as many as 18 points in the first half, the Bruins (2-1) got within 47-35 on Josh Goodwin's 3-pointer from the top of the key early in the second half Saturday night.
Everett was fouled driving to the basket on OU's next possession and hit one of two free throws to start a string of 14 straight points for the Sooners (3-0). He added a three-point play, then stole the ball to set up a fast-break layup by Michael Neal.
Everett made a jumper and OU hit four more free throws to complete the run and take a 61-35 lead. Belmont was never again closer than 19.
Taj Gray added 15 points and 14 rebounds and Neal finished with 14 points for O-U.
Boomer Herndon scored a career-high 18 points to lead the Bruins, who were outrebounded 30-to-9 in the second half.