Oklahoma St. 81, Oklahoma 67

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.