Sooners Sweep Bedlam With Win in Stillwater
Oklahoma’s men’s basketball team hit 12 three-pointers and Oklahoma State had a rough free throw shooting game as the Sooners completed a Bedlam sweep of the Cowboys with a 77-74 win on Saturday afternoon at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater.
OU’s Buddy Hield bounced back from a tough outing on Wednesday night against Texas Tech, when he made just 1 of 13 shots, by hitting five three-pointers, including two in a row late in the game to give the Sooners the lead for good.
Hield finished with 22 points to lead four Sooners in double figures.
Oklahoma trailed 67-62 late in the second half when the Sooners went on a 9-1 run, hitting three straight three-pointers, one from Frank Booker, who hit four for the game and finished with 15 points, then back-to-back three’s from Hield to give OU a 71-68 lead.
Oklahoma State tried to rally, but OU was steady at the free throw line, making 10 of 11 in the second half to clinch the win.
The Cowboys did not have a good day at the line, making just 12 of 22.
Ryan Spangler had his best game in a few weeks, scoring 12 points and grabbing 13 rebounds.
Tyler Neal came off the bench to score 13 points and hit two three-pointers.
OU’s bench outscored OSU’s 34-to-1.
The Cowboys were led by Markel Brown’s 26 points and 9 rebounds, with three 3-pointers.
Phil Forte also made three 3′s, scoring 16 points.
Le’Bryan Nash had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
Oklahoma outscored OSU 14-6 off turnovers in a game that had six ties and eight lead changes.
The Sooners went on an 11-2 run in the first half to take the lead for the rest of the half.
OU led at halftime 39-37.
OSU responded early in the second half, building an eight-point lead midway through the second half.
The Sooners answered with an 11-3 run to tie the game at 57, and the two teams were separated by no more than five points the rest of the way.
Oklahoma has now won 13 of the last 19 Bedlam meetings, and sweeps the season series for the first time since 2009.
The Sooners improved to 19-7 overall, 8-5 in the Big 12.
The Cowboys have now lost six in a row for the first time since 2008, dropping to 16-9 overall, and 4-8 in conference play.
OU will host Kansas State next Saturday at 3:00, while OSU visits Baylor Monday night at 8:00.