Blake Griffin scored 33 points and pulled down 14 rebounds to set a Big 12 season record and No. 4 Oklahoma beat Oklahoma State 82-78 on Saturday to claim the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament.
Griffin moved past Kansas' Drew Gooden for the season record with 425 rebounds. He notched his 25th double-double and helped the Sooners (27-4, 13-3) get back on the winning track after losing three of their last four games.
Oklahoma State's James Anderson scored 37 points to tie the most points ever scored in the Bedlam rivalry, and he got the Cowboys (20-10, 9-7) within 77-74 in the final 2 minutes when he connected on a 3-pointer from the left wing.
Austin Johnson hit two free throws with 1:47 to play to extend Oklahoma's lead, and the Sooners emerged with their fifth straight win in the series.
Oklahoma State trailed by as many as 12 points but cut the deficit to 58-54 on Keiton Page's 3-pointer with 11:48 to play. That's when Griffin, a preseason All-America, took over again. He negotiated his way around a double team for a layup at the right block and followed that with a steal for a runout dunk.
And when he wasn't doing the damage personally, Griffin was creating opportunities for his teammates. Omar Leary got open for two 3-pointers with the Cowboys focusing their defense on Griffin, and Griffin added a right-handed monster jam that gave the Sooners a 75-65 lead with 5:19 left.
The Cowboys still had time for one last push.
Anderson had seven points in a 9-2 run for Oklahoma State, but Page fouled Johnson near midcourt on the Cowboys' press. Willie Warren added a 3-pointer with 28.7 seconds left to seal the win.
Taylor Griffin, Blake's older brother, scored 15 points, while Johnson and Warren both finished with 11. Oklahoma equaled its best conference record in school history.
Byron Eaton added 14 points and Terrel Harris had 10 for Oklahoma State, which had a six-game winning streak snapped but still hopes to get an NCAA tournament bid.
Anderson matched the Bedlam scoring record set by Oklahoma State's Leroy Combs in the 1981 game in Norman.
Griffin got the Cowboys' top two post players in foul trouble and then went to work against third-stringer Malcoln Kirkland. He had a spinning layup that he converted into a three-point play and scored nine of Oklahoma's points during a 12-2 run that pushed the lead to 39-28 late in the first half.
Anderson countered for Oklahoma State, coming through with a steal and six points _ including a four-point play _ as the Cowboys got within six by halftime.
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