Guymon Daily Herald

Thompson, Boone lead OSU past Oklahoma 72-56


STILLWATER, Okla. — Bryce Thompson had 19 points, nine rebounds and four assists, Kalib Boone added 15 points and Oklahoma State dominated the second half in a 72-56 victory over arch-rival Oklahoma on Wednesday night.

Avery Anderson had 14 points and five assists, and Woody Newton scored 12 points for the Cowboys (10-8, 2-4 Big 12). Boone added seven rebounds and five blocked shots.

The Cowboys had three 3-pointers and a three-point play in a 15-5 run to open the second half, erasing a six-point halftime deficit and giving them a 39-35 lead with 16:07 remaining.

Thompson hit two more 3-pointers and Boone threw down a pair of dunks to keep the Cowboys on the move, extending their lead to 55-46 at the 11-minute mark. Oklahoma was within 59-54 with 5:55 remaining but jumpers by Thompson and Boone pushed OSU’s lead back to nine.

By the time Newton hit a 3-pointer with 2:04 to go, Oklahoma State had outscored the Sooners by 20 points in the second half and the lead was 68-54.

Oklahoma State shot 55% in the second half and made 6 of 10 3-pointers.

Grant Sherfield, who scored 15 points in the first half, hit a jumper to give Oklahoma a 20-18 lead with 6:26 remaining before halftime. Milos Uzan scored six of the Sooners’ next 10 points and Oklahoma led 30-24 at the break.

Jacob Groves added 10 points for the Sooners (11-7, 2-4) and Tanner Groves had 11 rebounds. Sherfield did not score in the second half.

Oklahoma State has won five of the past six meetings and seven of the past 11 in the basketball version of Bedlam.


NEWARK, N.J. — KC Ndefo grabbed a rebound and made a follow-up layup with 1.6 seconds remaining to give Seton Hall a 67-66 come-from-behind win over No. 15 UConn on Wednesday night.

Ndefo grabbed his eighth rebound of the game and scored the decisive points as he was fouled on the play. He missed the ensuing free throw, but helped Seton Hall rally from a 17-point firsthalf deficit. He finished with 14 points.

Kadary Richmond had a gamehigh 18 points and 10 rebounds for Seton Hall (12-8, 5-4 Big East)

Adama Sanogo had 16 points and five rebounds and Jordan Hawkins added 13 points and six rebounds for UConn (15-5, 4-5), which was without coach Dan Hurley and associate head coach Kimani Young due to the coronaviru­s.


CHICAGO — Umoja Gibson scored 22 points, Javan Johnson added 16 and DePaul surprised Xavier.

The Musketeers (15-4, 7-1 Big East) came in rolling with 11 straight wins — their best run since the 2015-16 team got off to a 12-0 start. But they came up short against the Blue Demons (9-10, 3-5).

DePaul led by seven with about eight minutes remaining and made just enough plays to come away with its first win over a top-10 team since beating No. 5 Butler exactly three years earlier at Wintrust Arena.

Zach Freemantle had 18 points and 12 rebounds for Xavier. Jack Nunge finished with 16 points and 13 rebounds. But Big East scoring leader Souley Boum scored a season-low four.


CHARLOTTES­VILLE, Va. — Kihei Clark had 20 points and became Virginia’s career victories leader as a player with No. 111 as the Cavaliers handed Virginia Tech its sixth straight loss.

Armaan Franklin added 15 points and Jayden Gardner 12 for the Cavaliers (14-3, 6-2 Atlantic Coast Conference). Clark was tied with Mamadi Diane (2017-20) on the overall victories list and with 64 career ACC wins.

Darius Maddox led the Hokies (11-7, 1-6) with 13 points and Grant Basile had 12. Virginia Tech’s losing streak has come winning 11 of its first 12 games.*


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Kedrian Johnson scored 20 points and West Virginia built a big early lead and outlasted TCU.

Jimmy Bell Jr. added 15 points and 12 rebounds for West Virginia (11-7, 1-5 Big 12), whose players slapped hands with the student section after breaking a five-game losing streak.

Mike Miles Jr. scored 21 points while Emanuel Miller and Damion Baugh had 13 apiece for TCU (14-4, 3-3), which has lost three of its last four after starting the season 13-1.

NO. 16 AUBURN 67, LSU 49

BATON ROUGE, La. — Wendell Green Jr. and Jaylin Williams each scored 14 points to lead Auburn to its fourth straight victory.

KJ Williams and Trae Hannibal scored 16 points apiece for LSU (12-6, 1-5 Southeaste­rn Conference), which dropped its fifth straight conference game.

Auburn (15-3, 5-1) never trailed in the game and was only seriously threatened in the early minutes of the second half.

LSU never trailed by fewer than 12 points over the last 10 minutes of the game. After reducing its deficit to two points at 37-35, LSU made four field goals the rest of the game.

NO. 20 MARQ. 83, NO. 22 PROV. 75

MILWAUKEE — Kam Jones had 21 points and Tyler Kolek scored 19 as Marquette defeated Providence for its sixth victory in seven games.

Olivier-Maxence Prosper added 13 points for Marquette (15-5, 7-2 Big East). Kolek also had eight rebounds and six assists.

Bryce Hopkins had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Friars (14-5, 6-2), who lost their second straight after a ninegame winning streak. Ed Croswell led Providence with 20 points, and Devin Carter had 18.

MISSOURI 79, NO. 25 ARK. 76

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Kobe Brown scored 17 points and hit two free throws with 29 seconds to lift Missouri over Arkansas.

DeAndre Gholston added 16 points and Sean East II added 12 for the Tigers (14-4, 3-3 SEC), who avenged a 74-68 loss in Fayettevil­le on Jan. 4.

Davonte Davis scored 18 points and Ricky Council IV had 13 for Arkansas, which has lost four in a row. Anthony Black added 15 points for the Razorbacks (12-6, 1-5).

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