Sooners trump Cowboys
Tue, 01/28/2014 - 11:34pm Anonymous
Spangler’s 15 points, 17 rebounds lift OU past O-State in first Bedlam showdown
NORMAN Ryan Spangler had 15 points and a career-high 17 rebounds to help No. 23 Oklahoma defeat No. 8 Oklahoma State 88-76 on Monday night.
Jordan Woodard scored 18 points and reserve Tyler Neal added a season-high 15 points for the Sooners (17-4, 6-2 Big 12), who won their fourth straight game and claimed their third win over a ranked conference opponent this season.
Marcus Smart had 22 points, Phil Forte scored 20 points and made all six of his 3-point tries and Markel Brown added 18 points for the Cowboys (16-4, 4-3).
OSU's Le'Bryan Nash, who scored a career-high 29 points against West Virginia on Saturday, fouled out with eight points in 17 minutes.
It was the first time both teams have entered a "Bedlam" rivalry game ranked since 2005. The rematch is Feb. 15 at Oklahoma State.
The Cowboys committed 29 fouls and were outscored 30-15 at the free throw line.
Oklahoma dominated early as Oklahoma State's Smart, Nash and Stevie Clark all committed two fouls in the first 12 minutes.
Forte gave the Cowboys some life with two deep 3-pointers in a run that trimmed Oklahoma's lead to 32-26. The Sooners extended it to 46-36 on a 3-pointer by Neal with 46 seconds left in the first half, and the Sooners led 46-38 at the break.