STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) James Anderson scored 25 points in what likely was his last game at Gallagher-Iba Arena, and Oklahoma State closed the regular season by beating Nebraska 74-55 on Saturday.
Oklahoma State (21-9, 9-7 Big 12) clinched a winning record in conference play and likely also sealed a berth in the NCAA tournament. The Cowboys will be the seventh seed in the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, Mo., and will play Oklahoma in the first round.
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Brandon Richardson scored 16 points for the Cornhuskers (14-17, 2-14), who have lost 14 of their last 16 games and finished last in the Big 12.
Anderson went 9 of 15 from the field. Nebraska had no answer for the 6-foot-6 junior guard nicknamed “Big Game James” for his penchant to come through when the Cowboys need him most. He left the game with 2:14 left to a standing ovation.