Anderson's FTs Lift OSU Over Sooners

Thursday, March 12th 2009, 9:46 pm
By: News On 6

The Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY -- James Anderson hit two free throws with 2.3 seconds left and Oklahoma State upset No. 6 Oklahoma 71-70 Thursday night in a quarterfinal of the Big 12 tournament.

Byron Eaton had 16 points and seven assists for Oklahoma State (22-10), which snapped a five-game losing streak against Oklahoma (27-4) and all but clinched an NCAA tournament berth.

Blake Griffin had 17 points and 19 rebounds for Oklahoma, but was whistled for fouling Anderson as several players tussled for a rebound after a missed shot by Eaton in the final seconds.

After Anderson's free throws, Griffin caught a long pass from Taylor Griffin, but missed a well-guarded 3-point attempt. Tony Crocker missed a follow shot.

The clock didn't start until after Blake Griffin's shot, and officials used television replays to determine that time had expired, giving Oklahoma State the win.