Oklahoma State beats Oklahoma 81-67

By JOHN MARSHALL

AP Sports Writer

KANSAS CITY (AP) Keiton Page
scored 19 of his 24 points in a dominating first half, and Oklahoma
State withstood a brief rally in the season’s third Bedlam game to beat
Oklahoma 81-67 on Wednesday night in the opening round of the Big 12
tournament.

Oklahoma State (22-9) raced to an
18-point lead in the first six minutes, then allowed Oklahoma to creep
back in it with a shaky start to the second half. Obi Muonelo kept the
Sooners from completing the comeback, scoring 10 of his 15 points after
the rally to send the seventh-seeded Cowboys into Thursday’s
quarterfinals against ninth-ranked Kansas State, the No. 2 seed.

Oklahoma (13-18), seeded 10th, played
without leading scorer Willie Warren (ankle) and will miss the
postseason a year after reaching the NCAA regional finals.

Updated March 10, 2010