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Everett sparkles for OU

Guard’s 14 assists help dump Baylor

February 12, 2006

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— Even after the game, senior guard Terrell Everett still wasn't done being unselfish.

Everett had 14 assists - more than any Oklahoma player in more than eight years - and Michael Neal set career highs with six three-pointers and 18 points as the 20th-ranked Sooners (16-5 overall, 7-3 Big 12 Conference) beat Baylor, 80-52, on Saturday.

Everett's assist total was the highest of his career and the most since Michael Johnson tied the Oklahoma record with 18 against North Texas on Dec. 22, 1997. Johnson shares the record with Jan Pannell, who had 18 against Oklahoma City in 1983.

But asked if the impressive assist total was special for him, he said, "Not really, man. I'm just trying to win."

Everett's last assist was his most dramatic. Leading a fast break, he caromed the ball off the backboard to a trailing Taj Gray, who skied to slam the ball with two hands.

"He's a unique player, and he kind of does what we need," Oklahoma coach Kelvin Sampson said.

A scoreboard malfunction listed the score as 198-0 within the first two minutes, a sign of the blowout to come in Oklahoma's 24th straight victory over the probation-scarred Bears (2-8, 2-8).

Curtis Jerrells scored 16 to lead Baylor.

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