McGriff Scores 28, Leads Oklahoma State Past Oklahoma 83-66
STILLWATER, Oklahoma - Cameron McGriff matched a career high with 28 points and helped Oklahoma State defeat Oklahoma 83-66 on Saturday.
Kalib Boone scored 14 points and Yor Anei added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Cowboys (14-13, 4-10 Big 12). Oklahoma State has won four of six in conference play since dropping its first eight league games.
Austin Reaves scored 22 points and Kristian Doolittle added 13 for Oklahoma (16-11, 6-8), which lost its third straight. Brady Manek, who scored 30 points for the Sooners when the teams met earlier this month, finished with two points on 1-for-8 shooting.
Oklahoma State outrebounded Oklahoma 43-30 and held the Sooners to 38% shooting.
Oklahoma led 21-11 before Oklahoma State responded with a 16-2 run to take the lead. McGriff scored 16 points in the first half to help Oklahoma State take a 42-36 lead at the break.
Oklahoma State started the second half with an 8-0 run to take a 50-36 lead. Thomas Dziagwa’s 3-pointer from just inside the mid-court logo as the shot clock wound down gave the Cowboys a 57-42 lead.
Boone committed his fourth foul with 11 minutes remaining and Anei committed his fourth with 10 minutes to play. The Sooners were in the bonus early in the second half, but couldn’t take advantage.
McGriff’s 3-pointer with five minutes to play put Oklahoma State up by 16, and the Cowboys controlled the game from there.
Oklahoma: The Sooners were coming off losses to No. 3 Kansas and No. 1 Baylor, but this one was much harder to understand, even though the Cowboys have clearly improved. The NCAA Tournament selection committee might not like this one.
Oklahoma State: The Cowboys continued their momentum and look like the kind of team no one wants to face heading into March.
Oklahoma: Hosts Texas Tech on Tuesday.
Oklahoma State: Visits No. 3 Kansas on Monday.