Oklahoma 67, #17 Oklahoma St. 60


Wednesday, February 7th 2007, 10:17 pm
By: News On 6


NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Nate Carter scored six of his 18 points in the final minutes to help Oklahoma stave off a late rally and preserve a 67-60 win over No. 17 Oklahoma State in the Bedlam rivalry Wednesday night.

JamesOn Curry started Oklahoma State's comeback from a nine-point deficit with a jumper from the foul line, and Mario Boggan brought the Cowboys within five when he tipped in Curry's missed attempt to complete the three-point play.

David Monds added a basket off an offensive rebound, and Terrel Harris -- playing with four fouls -- stole the ball from Michael Neal and then earned a trip to the free-throw line at the other end but missed both of his free throws with a chance to get the Cowboys within one with 2:47 remaining.

That's where Oklahoma State's rally ended.

Carter responded with a left-handed layup in the lane and -- after back-to-back 3-point misses by Curry and Byron Eaton -- he hit two foul shots to give the Sooners a 63-56 edge with 53.6 seconds left.

He then put back Austin Johnson's fast-break miss to seal the win.

Longar Longar added 13 points and Johnson scored 10 for Oklahoma (14-8, 5-4), which moved past Oklahoma State in the Big 12 standings.

Boggan led the Cowboys (18-5, 4-4) with 19 points, and Curry added 17. Oklahoma State hasn't won a road game in over a year, losing seven straight on opponents' home courts.