OKLAHOMA CITY (Ticker) -- Ebi Ere had another game that lived up the standards of ESPN.
Ere scored 21 points and Hollis Price added 19 as No. 11 Oklahoma won its second straight contest with a 60-58 victory over No. 14 Michigan State in the All-College Classic.
Ere is the leading scorer for Oklahoma with an 18.6 scoring average. He was nicknamed "ESPN" by his teammates last season after a series of strong games on the network, most notably victories against Arkansas and Connecticut in which he scored a combined 53 points.
Ironically, Ere made his debut on the cable network last season with 16 points in a 67-55 loss at Michigan State in the second round of the Preseason NIT.
Oklahoma (8-2) took the lead for good at 50-45 with nine straight points, including five from Quannas White. Ere's breakaway dunk made it 58-50 with 4:24 left.
Michigan State (8-4) had a final possession and a chance to tie or take the lead, trailing 60-58 with 14 seconds left. Spartans guard Chris Hill mishandled the ball as he bumped into a teammate and Oklahoma picked up the loose ball with one second left and held on for the win.
Ere scored 13 points in the first half as Oklahoma took a 30-27 lead into the locker room. The 6-5 senior provided the biggest highlight of the period with a back-to-back steals and baskets for a 19-14 lead.
Michigan State scored seven straight points for its first lead of the second half at 45-41 with 13 1/2 minutes left to play. Freshman Maurice Ager scored five of his 12 points in the run.
But the Spartans were sloppy once again with 17 turnovers and are averaging over 16 miscues a game over their last 10 outings.
Price made 10-of-11 at the line as Oklahoma shot 71 percent (15-of-21). The Sooners' Jabahri Brown finished with four points, seven rebounds and five blocks.
Hill scored 12 points and freshman Paul Davis added eight and nine rebounds for Michigan State, which held a 34-29 edge on the glass. But Kelvin Torbert, who scored a season-high 16 points in his last game, fouled out with six points and five rebounds.
Each team shot 45 percent (21-of-47). The physical game featured 35 fouls, including 18 by Oklahoma.