Connecticut 86, OU 59

Monday, January 12th 2004, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Storrs, Connecticut-AP) -- Emeka Okafor fell one blocked shot short of a triple-double and top-ranked Connecticut knocked 6th-ranked Oklahoma from the ranks of the unbeaten 86-to-59.

Okafor -- the leading vote-getter on the AP's preseason All-America team -- had 21 points, 10 rebounds and nine blocked shots in Sunday's game. He had a triple-double earlier this season against Army with 18 points, 15 rebounds and 10 blocked shots.

With the 6-foot-10 Okafor anchoring things in the middle, Connecticut contested every pass and forced the Sooners into quick shots time after time in winning their 10th straight game.

Oklahoma came into the game shooting 43.7% from the field. OU finished 20-for-73 from the field, or 27.4%.