NORMAN, OKLA., DEC. 15 -- Brent Price scored 56 points tonight, the second most in Oklahoma history, in leading the 13th-ranked Sooners to a 172-112 victory over Loyola Marymount.

Price, a junior who sat out last season after transferring from South Carolina, made a Big Eight-record 11 three-pointers in scoring the most points in Lloyd Noble Arena history. Wayman Tisdale holds the school record with 61 points, registered at a tournament in Oklahoma City in 1984.

In winning its 51st straight home game, Oklahoma (8-1) tied Arizona for the longest current home-court winning streak. Loyola Marymount, which hadn't played since Dec. 2, dropped to 2-5 despite 41 points from Terrell Lowery.

The 172 points are the most this year by the Sooners and one short of the school record set in a victory over U.S. International last year.

The previous Big Eight record for three-pointers was nine by Oklahoma's Mookie Blaylock, set on Dec. 20, 1988, against Southern Utah State. Price's 19 three-point tries are a school record, breaking the mark of 17 set by Terry Evans against North Texas last season.

Kermit Holmes had 34 points and 21 rebounds for the Sooners, who took 124 shots. Jeff Webster had 28 points and Roland Ware added 17.

Lowery, who made 14 of 20 field goals attempts, was about all the Lions had. Craig Holt scored 15 points and Christian Scott had 13 rebounds.

Price scored 21 points in the first half, all in the first 10 1/2 minutes. He started the scoring with a three-pointer from the right baseline 19 seconds into the game and added three more from outside the arc as Oklahoma took a 46-24 lead with 9:22 gone.

The Sooners led 77-55 at halftime. Their lead was 87-63 when they went on a 28-4 run in a four-minute span to blow things open for good.