December 7, 2008

COL BKB: Oklahoma 69, Tulsa 44

Sixth-ranked Oklahoma sprinted out to a 24-point halftime lead Sunday and registered a dominant 69-44 victory against Tulsa.

OU opened with a 13-0 run before the contest was four minutes old and led 43-19 at the half.

Blake Griffin led the rout with 19 points and nine rebounds. Willie Warren scored 14 points with seven assists, and Tony Crocker added 12 points and six rebounds for the unbeaten Sooners (8-0), who shot 50 percent from both the field and from three-point range and forced 21 turnovers.

Justin Hurtt's 10 points and three rebounds led Tulsa. No other player scored in double figures for the Golden Hurricane (4-4), who have lost three straight since a 4-1 start.

They scored 25 second-half points, but never cut their deficit to less than 20 in the second straight blowout loss to Oklahoma. The Sooners beat Tulsa 81-55 last season.