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Cowboys stuff No. 13 OU, 72-44

February 15, 2001

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— Oklahoma State used an Eddie Sutton staple great defense to dismantle No. 13 Oklahoma.

The Cowboys held Oklahoma to 34-percent shooting Wednesday night in a 72-44 victory that ended the Sooners' seven-game winning streak.

It was Oklahoma's lowest point total since a 53-43 loss to Nebraska in 1998. The Sooners (19-5, 8-4 Big 12) lost by their widest margin in the series since a 33-point loss in 1964.

"I don't think we've played any better defense in several years than we played tonight," Sutton said. "We played certainly the best game we've played all season. That was probably about as well as we could play."

Victor Williams scored a career-high 26 points and was equally impressive on defense as Oklahoma State (15-6, 6-4) ended a two-game losing streak.

"They played like a team that desperately needed to win," Oklahoma coach Kelvin Sampson said. "It's the best I've seen a team play against us this year."

Nebraska 82,

Kansas State 56

Lincoln, Neb. Kimani Ffriend scored 17 points and pulled down 11 rebounds as Nebraska pushed Kansas State's losing streak to seven straight. Brian Conklin had 11 points and 16 rebounds and Cookie Belcher finished with 15 points for the Cornhuskers (12-12, 5-6 Big 12).

Missouri 80,

Colorado 69

Columbia, Mo. Wesley Stokes scored 13 of his 19 points in the second half and Arthur Johnson added 17 for Missouri as the Tigers led from start to finish. Brian Grawer, 3-of-7 from 3-point range, tied Jason Sutherland's school record with his 190th career 3-pointer. Clarence Gilbert returned from a suspension that ended up lasting just one game to score eight points for Missouri.

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