Kalib Boone scored 17 points to lead No. 17 Oklahoma State to a 79-75 win over No. 16 Oklahoma on Monday in Stillwater, Okla.
It was the second consecutive tight game between the two, after the Cowboys won 94-90 in overtime on Saturday. In that game, Oklahoma State's Cade Cunningham dominated, scoring 40 points.
On Monday, it was a pair of players from the state -- Boone and Oklahoma's Brady Manek -- who took center stage.
Boone had just six points in the first meeting but bested that scoring total by the time Monday's game was four minutes in.
On the other side, Manek came out on fire, hitting three 3-pointers in the first 4:10 to help the Sooners build an early lead. Manek scored 16 of his team-high 20 points in the first half.
But Manek missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer in the final minute of regulation and then Cunningham put the game away at the free throw line.
Cunningham finished with 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists. But he was stifled for most of the game. He missed his first four field goals, not hitting a shot until more than 32 minutes into the game.
Cunningham's first shot sparked the Cowboys and he hit another on the next possession to cut the lead to one with 6:45 remaining.
Then following a steal by Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe, Cunningham barreled down the court, feeding it back to Moncrieffe, who quickly fired to an open Bryce Williams in the corner for a 3-pointer to put the Cowboys ahead, 66-64.
Oklahoma briefly tied it on Elijah Harkless' 3-pointer but then the Sooners missed eight of their next nine shots.
The Cowboys (17-6, 10-6 Big 12) stretched their winning streak to five, their longest since winning the first six to start the season.
Oklahoma (14-8, 9-7) has dropped three consecutive games for the first time this season.
The Sooners rebounded the ball better in the first half after getting dominated on the glass Saturday, going with a smaller, quicker lineup en route to outrebound OSU 18-15. But the Cowboys dominated the glass in the second half, outrebounding OU 21-11.
--Field Level Media