Feb. 20, 2010
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -James Anderson matched his season high with 31 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Oklahoma State started a four-game stretch against ranked teams by beating No. 22 Baylor 82-75 on Saturday.
Keiton Page added 22 points for the Cowboys (19-7, 7-5 Big 12), who have won three straight and sit squarely on the NCAA tournament bubble. Their next three games will be at Texas, at home against Kansas and at Texas A&M.
Tweety Carter went 7 of 12 from 3-point range – hitting three from long range in the final 2 minutes – and scored 25 points for Baylor (20-6, 7-5), which had a three-game winning streak snapped. The Bears had won four of their past six meetings against Oklahoma State.
Oklahoma State went 14 of 25 from 3-point range with Page and Anderson both going 5 of 8. It was third straight game the Cowboys had at least 10 3s.
Page has averaged 20 points over the last four games.
Anderson, the conference’s leading scorer, gave the Cowboys the lead for good at 60-59 with two free throws with 7:11 left. With Oklahoma State up 65-63, Obi Muonelo hit a 3-pointer and assisted on a basket by Matt Pilgrim as part of a 7-2 run that gave the Cowboys a 72-65 lead with 3:17 left.
Carter’s 3-pointer pulled Baylor within 75-69 with 1:52 left, but Pilgrim jammed home a miss by Anderson at the other end with 1:23 left.
Carter, who matched his career high for 3-pointers, hit two more from behind the arc, but Anderson responded both times by making two free throws.
LaceDarius Dunn, Baylor’s leading scorer, missed a good part of the second half because of foul trouble. He finished with 14 points but had four 3-pointers to give him 269 for his career, breaking the school record held by Aundre Branch. The Bears finished 12 of 22 from 3-point range.
Pilgrim had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Oklahoma State.
Ekpe Udoh had 11 points and 15 rebounds for Baylor, while Quincy Acy added 11 points.