February 11, 2009

COL BKB: Oklahoma 78, Baylor 63

Blake Griffin kept Oklahoma rolling with 18 points and 10 rebounds Wednesday, carrying the No. 2 Sooners past Baylor 78-63.

Oklahoma remained unbeaten in Big 12 Conference play and has won 12 straight games since its only loss of the season, a 96-88 setback at Arkansas.

Austin Johnson hit 4-of-5 shots from 3-point range and scored 17 points for the Sooners (24-1, 10-0 Big 12). Oklahoma has defeated Baylor 30 straight times.

The Bears (15-9, 3-7) have lost six in a row. Curtis Jerrells paced Baylor with 19 points.

Oklahoma had only a three-point lead with eight minutes to go, but a 7-0 run broke open the game and the Sooners had a double-digit advantage the rest of the way.

The Sooners completed a sweep for the nation's top three teams Wednesday. No. 1 Connecticut defeated Syracuse and No. 3 North Carolina won over rival Duke.