The Missouri Tiger basketball team overcame a fourteen point deficit in the second half to down the 16th ranked Oklahoma Sooners 68-65 in overtime at the Mizzou Arena Saturday afternoon. OU grabbed a 41-27 advantage with 18:44 to go in the game thanks to a jumper from Oklahoma junior forward Taj Gray. The Tigers battled back to grab a 45-44 lead when Tiger senior Jason Conley hit sophomore Thomas Gardner on in transition for an easy lay up. Despite one of the loudest eruptions in Mizzou Arena’s short history, the Sooners regrouped and went on an 11-0 run to get the lead back up to 10 points in less than five minutes. Over the final 5:41, Missouri held OU to just four points and Thomas Gardner hit a three pointer with 54 seconds to go in regulation to tie the game at 59-59. In overtime Gardner struck again with a trey to tie it up at 62. Jaison Williams matched Gardner’s effort with a three pointer to give OU a 65-62 advantage, but Gardner wasn’t to be outdone. He blasted away from behind the arc knot it up once again. Kevin Young’s lay up with 1:18 to go in OT proved to be the game winner. Despite missing four straight free throws over the final 38 seconds, the Tigers were able to hold on by grabbing the rebound on three of them. Gardner and Linas Kleiza had 18 poitns apiece with Kleiza grabbing 13 rebounds. Jason Conley had 10 points eight rebounds and seven assists, while freshman point guard Jason Horton dished out 10 assists. Missouri improved to 11-13 overall and 3-7 in Big 12 play. OU fell to 17-6 and 6-