College basketball: Ryan Spangler’s boards boost Sooners over Cowboys
NORMAN, Okla. — Ryan Spangler had 15 points and a career-high 17 rebounds to help No. 23 Oklahoma defeat No. 8 Oklahoma State 88-76 on Monday night.
Jordan Woodard scored 18 points and Tyler Neal added a season-high 15 points for the Sooners (17-4, 6-2 Big 12), who won their fourth straight game and claimed their third win over a ranked conference opponent this season.
Marcus Smart had 22 points, Phil Forte scored 20 and made all six of his 3-point tries and Markel Brown added 18 points for the Cowboys (16-4, 4-3).
OSU’s Le’Bryan Nash, who scored a career-high 29 points against West Virginia on Saturday, fouled out with eight points in 17 minutes.
It was the first time both teams have entered a “Bedlam” rivalry game ranked since 2005. The rematch is Feb. 15 at Oklahoma State.
No. 9 Villanova 65, Georgetown 60
WASHINGTON — James Bell scored 16 points, and Villanova prevailed in a messy, foul-plagued game to hand Georgetown its fifth straight loss.
Daniel Ochefu added 12 points on 5-for-5 shooting for the Wildcats (18-2, 7-1 Big East), who forced 18 turnovers while committing 16. Villanova made 22 of 28 free throws and moved into a tie with first-place Creighton atop the Big East.
Markel Starks scored 20 points for the short-handed Hoyas (11-9, 3-6).
No. 17 Duke 80, No. 18 Pittsburgh 65
PITTSBURGH — Jabari Parker scored 21 points and reserve guard Andre Dawkins added 20 for Duke.
Amile Jefferson had a season-high 14 points for the Blue Devils (17-4, 6-2 ACC), which brought Pitt’s hot start in its first Atlantic Coast Conference season to an abrupt halt. Duke made 13 of 25 3-point attempts, including four during a 15-3 run midway through the second half that broke open a tight game.
Lamar Patterson had 14 points for the Panthers (18-3, 6-2) who fell to 12-1 at home.