Sooners Sweep Cowboys With Win in Stillwater
24th-ranked Oklahoma used a balanced offensive effort to beat Oklahoma State 64-56 on Saturday night at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, completing their second straight season sweep of the Bedlam series.
Oklahoma State started the game on a 9-2 run, and led the entire first half, taking a 32-25 lead to halftime.
Oklahoma got off to a quick start in the second half, though, and took their first lead when Buddy Hield hit a 3-pointer to go up 40-38.
The Sooners built the lead to 10 at 58-48, then had to hold on late as OSU made a rally, cutting the Sooner lead to four before OU made some key free throws in the final two minutes to clinch the win.
Jordan Woodard led OU with 17 points, while Hield added 15 points and was four-for-four from the field in the second half.
The Sooner big men played well also, with Ryan Spangler scoring 13 points and grabbing 9 rebounds, while TaShawn Thomas had 12 points and 8 rebounds.
The Cowboys had three players score in double figures, led by Phil Forte’s 15 points.
Forte was just one-for-three from three-point range.
Le’Bryan Nash had 12 points, but got into early foul trouble and did not play most of the first half.
Anthony Hickey added 10 points and 8 rebounds.
The Sooners completed their second straight regular season sweep of the Cowboys, and have won seven of the last nine meetings in the series.
OU improves to 14-7 overall, 5-4 in Big 12 play.
The Sooners next host West Virginia at 7:00 Tuesday night.
OSU drops to 14-7 overall, 4-5 in conference play.
The Cowboys visit Texas Wednesday night at 7:00.