Sooners Defeat Texas A&M 77-71


Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 11:31 pm
By: News On 6


The Associated Press

NORMAN, OK -- Taylor Griffin hit a tiebreaking layup with 46.4 seconds left and followed it with two clutch free throws as No. 2 Oklahoma rallied from a late nine-point deficit to beat Texas
A&M 77-71 on Wednesday night.

The Sooners (22-1, 8-0 Big 12) blew a 15-point lead and found themselves trailing 68-59 with 6:25 to play before rallying behind the defense of Juan Pattillo.

Pattillo blocked a dunk attempt by Josh Carter and a layup by Donald Sloan as Oklahoma reeled off eight straight points to cut into the deficit before Griffin's game-winner.

Blake Griffin had 16 points and 14 rebounds for the Sooners and Taylor Griffin, his brother, finished with 13 points. 

Carter led the Aggies (17-6, 3-5) with 15 points.