Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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Oklahoma wins 'Bedlam'

NORMAN, Okla. — 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.

Jordan Woodard scored 18 and reserve Tyler Neal added a season-high 15 for the Sooners (17-4, 6-2 Big 12), who won their fourth straight and claimed their third win over a ranked conference opponent .

Marcus Smart had 22, Phil Forte scored 20 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 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 Stillwater.

The Cowboys committed 29 fouls and were outscored 30-15 at the free-throw line.

Neal, a senior who entered the game averaging 5.9 points, scored 10 in the first half. Smart played just 6 minutes in the first half and had six points.

In the second half, Woodard's jumper pushed Oklahoma's lead to 53-41, and he later hit a 3-pointer to bump OU's lead to 13.

A 3-pointer by Frank Booker increased the Sooners' lead to 16 points, then Nash committed his fourth foul with 14:17 remaining, and Clark fouled out with 12:18 to go.

A 3-pointer by Smart and a dunk by Brown cut OU's lead to 64-57. Spangler scored on a putback, was fouled by Smart and made the free throw to put the Sooners up 75-62 with just more than 6 minutes remaining.

Oklahoma State cut Oklahoma's lead to six, but Woodard's 3-pointer with just less than 3 minutes left bumped the Sooners' lead to 10.

NO. 9 V'NOVA 65, G'TOWN 60: James Bell scored 16 and Villanova prevailed in a messy, foul-plagued game of stops and starts at Georgetown. Daniel Ochefu added 12 for the Wildcats (18-2, 7-1 Big East), who forced 18 turnovers while committing 16. Jabril Trawick returned for the Hoyas after missing five games with a broken jaw.

NO. 17 DUKE 80, NO. 18 PITT 65: Jabari Parker scored 21, reserve guard Andre Dawkins added 20 and Duke pulled away from host Pittsburgh late in the second half. The Blue Devils (17-4, 6-2) ended Pitt's hot start in its first ACC season. The Panthers (18-3, 6-2) posted road wins at N.C. State, Georgia Tech and Maryland. Duke made 13 of 25 3-point attempts, including four during a 15-3 run in the second half that broke open a tight game.

B-CU 58, HOWARD 47: Mikel Trapp scored 16 to lead the host Wildcats (4-19, 2-6 MEAC), who rallied to their second straight win after a 17-game losing streak.

SEC ACCEPTS APOLOGY: The SEC will not punish Mississippi State coach Rick Ray after television replays showed him directing comments toward Mississippi's Marshall Henderson in Saturday's game. Ray apologized to league commissioner Mike Slive on Monday.

Women

NO. 2 N. DAME 87, NO. 8 Md. 83: Jewell Loyd scored a career-high 31, Kayla McBride had 20 and visiting Notre Dame (19-0, 6-0 ACC) needed a 10-2 run late in the second half after losing a 22-point lead to the Terrapins (16-3, 4-2). Maryland's Alyssa Thomas had 29 points and 12 rebounds, her NCAA-leading 17th double double.

No. 4 Stan. 86, USC 59: Chiney Ogwumike had 30 points and 12 rebounds to lead the host Cardinal (19-1, 8-0 Pac-12). Mikaela Ruef had 11 points and 10 rebounds for Stanford.

NO. 19 PURDUE 80, ILL. 68: Courtney Moses scored 22 as the visiting Boilermakers (15-5, 5-3 Big Ten) beat the Illini for the sixth consecutive time.

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