NORMAN, Oklahoma (Ticker) -- Ebi Ere scored 19 points in 21 minutes as 11th-ranked Oklahoma emptied the bench in a 100-64 rout of North Carolina-Asheville.
Kevin Bookout added 17 points and seven rebounds in 23 minutes and De'Angelo Alexander chipped in 14 points off the bench as Oklahoma (7-2), rebounded from Saturday's loss to Mississippi State in the Sugar Bowl Classic.
"You're still going to have the taste of a loss in your mouth, but it felt really good to be able to score that many points tonight," Sooners center Jabahri Brown said. "This game helps us out, but we haven't forgotten about our last game."
"Losing is part of college basketball," Oklahoma coach Kelvin Sampson added. "You don't fret over your losses."
Hollis Prince had 12 points and Brown 11 for the Sooners, who used 12 players and had nine log at least 16 minutes.
Oklahoma led 45-17 after 20 minutes and shot 56 percent (37-of-66) from the field. The Sooners also capitalized on 20 turnovers and made 11-of-23 shots from 3-point range.
"Coach wanted us to get the ball inside tonight and establish our post game," Bookout said. "This should help us out in our next game."
Andre Smith and Alex Kragel led NC-Asheville (3-6) with 12 points apiece.
"It was a tough game," Bulldogs coach Eddie Biedenbach said. "We're a better team than we showed tonight. We made Oklahoma's big guys healthy again. All of their guys played well tonight."
Oklahoma put away the game early, scoring 26 of the first 34 points. Ere capped that opening spurt with a 3-pointer with 9:40 left before halftime.
Any hopes of a comeback by NC-Asheville evaporated when the Sooners opened the second half with a 20-10 burst.
The Bulldogs shot just 24 percent (5-of-21) in the first half and missed all five of their attempts from behind the arc.