NORMAN, Oklahoma (Ticker) -- Hollis Price scored 22 points and Ebi Ere added 15 as seventh-ranked Oklahoma extended its home winning streak to 28 games with an 89-62 victory over Georgia State.
Price dished out seven assists, Ere grabbed seven rebounds and Kevin Bookout contributed 10 points for Oklahoma (6-1), which has not lost at home since a 69-61 defeat against Kansas on January 13, 2001.
The Sooners won their sixth straight game overall since opening the season with a six-point loss to Alabama on November 14.
"We're headed north," Oklahoma coach Kelvin Sampson said. "We're getting better. We're better than we were last week. We were able to maintain our defensive intensity throughout the game."
Leroy Davis scored 22 points and Lamont McIntosh had 14 as Georgia State (3-5) dropped its fourth game in a row. The Panthers, facing a top-10 team for the first time in three years, fell 0-3 all-time against Oklahoma.
"The most we got out of this game was $45,000, a free bus and two nights at a free motel," Georgia State coach Charles "Lefty" Driesell said. I really think our guys learned something. We got a lot of guys who think they're a lot better than they are. I think they found out tonight they better get to work if they want to be players.
Oklahoma has a nice team, I would like to have their second team," Driesell added. "They played well tonight. They're going to play tougher teams than us, but we are not going to play anyone else as tough the rest of the year. So good luck to them, they beat our butt tonight. What can I say, we got $45,000 out of it."
After falling behind, 5-4, in the first two minutes, the Sooners went on a 15-6 run to take a 10-point lead with 12:59 left.
Georgia State pulled within 29-21, on McIntosh's jumper with 4:06 to go in the half. But Oklahoma responded with a 12-3 spur to push its advantage to 41-24 as Johnnie Gilbert dunked with 73 seconds before halftime.
The Sooners began the second half with a 9-2 run to go up, 50-33, early in the second half. Cruising, Oklahoma opened a 78-50 advantage with 3:17 remaining.
Gilbert finished with a career-high nine points and seven rebounds and Jabahri Brown also chipped in nine points for the Sooners, who shot 55 percent (31-of-56) from the field and converted 20-of-27 from the foul line.
"I felt a bounce in my step today," Gilbert said. "I've been working really hard in practice on getting above the rim. Today, I felt like jumping as much as I could to get the ball. I was definitely looking for the ball more and that is what our coaches have been telling me to do."
The Panthers shot 46 percent (13-of-28) in the second half to finish at 38 percent (23-of-60). They were outrebounded, 43-25, and attempted just 11 free throws, making seven.