NORMAN, Okla. -- Blake Griffin tied his career high with 18 points and added nine rebounds as Oklahoma pulled away in the second half to defeat Rice 61-49.
It was the fourth straight win for the Sooners (11-3), who led
by just three at halftime. Oklahoma outscored the Owls 16-5 in the
first six-and-one-half minutes of the second half to take a 46-33
Rice (3-10) got no closer than 11 points the rest of the way,
suffering their third road loss of the week.
Griffin, the Sooners talented freshman center, didn't score in
the last 15 minutes of the game. But teammate Austin Johnson took
over at that point, scoring eight of his 12 points and recording a
career-high six steals. Keith Clark added 11 points off the bench