Well how about that?
And we get to do this again in 48 hours. There are a number of us that might not be able to handle that if these two teams do this again....
Umoja hits all three FTs to make it a two-point deficit with 47 seconds remaining. I’ve had enough of this stress— C&C Machine (@CCMachine) February 27, 2021
Another sloppy day on the hardwood was overcome by Cade Cunningham basically becoming unstoppable in the 2nd half, answering the call almost every time the Sooners hit a big shot to take the lead.
His final stat line...
- 40 points
- 11 boards
- 1 assist
- 3 steals
- 2 blocks
- 12-21 from the floor (3-8 from 3)
- 13-14 from the line
The foul trouble that had been plaguing him of late was nowhere to be found, ending with just one personal.
While his performance was undoubtedly the difference in the outcome for OSU, some other things need to be acknowledged...
- The rest of the Cowboys were 10-12 from the line
- Bryce Williams hit two consecutive HUGE threes to turn the tide when OU jumped out to a 10 point lead early in the 2nd half
- Moncrief had two HUGE offensive boards that led to baskets late and in OT
- Kalib Boone’s offensive rebound at the end of OT was gargantuan but NOT as gargantuan as his two free throws to seal the win. THOSE WERE HIS ONLY FTs OF THE GAME.
- Oklahoma State had three other players post double-digit points...Williams and Avery Anderson with 15, and Rondel Walker with 11.
- The Cowboys out-rebounded OU 45-28, including 13 offensive boards
- OSU was averaging 15.6 turnovers per game coming into today. After 20 more in Bedlam, their average over the last six games is 18. Their record over the last six games?
5-1 with wins over #6 Texas, #7 OU, and #18 Texas Tech.
Oklahoma was led by Harmon (23) and Reaves (22), who was held in check for most of the game but came alive in the 2nd half when Kruger figured out how to attack Boynton’s defense.
This should definitely go down as one of the better Bedlam basketball games in the history of the rivalry. The last five minutes of regulation was essentially this:
With the win, Mike Boynton and crew have somehow clawed their way into a tie for 4th place in the Big 12 standings with OU. Another win Monday night and the Cowboys would be guaranteed a winning conference record for the first time since 2012-13 when Marcus Smart was in town. As it stands OSU won’t finish below .500 even if they drop their last three.
Next up...Bedlam 2 on ESPN Monday night at 9 pm ET.