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Oklahoma ends Missouri's 9-game win streak

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Oklahoma guard Cade Davis (34) shoots over Missouri forward Laurence Bowers (21) during the second half of an NCAA basketball game in Norman, Okla. on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010.   Oklahoma defeated Missouri 66-61.  (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams) By Alonzo Adams Oklahoma guard Cade Davis (34) shoots over Missouri forward Laurence Bowers (21) during the second half of an NCAA basketball game in Norman, Okla. on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010. Oklahoma defeated Missouri 66-61. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams) By Alonzo Adams
Missouri forward Justin Safford, left, shoots as Oklahoma guard Cade Davis, right, defends during the first half of an NCAA basketball game in Norman, Okla., on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010.   (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams) By Alonzo Adams Missouri forward Justin Safford, left, shoots as Oklahoma guard Cade Davis, right, defends during the first half of an NCAA basketball game in Norman, Okla., on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams) By Alonzo Adams
Missouri guard Zaire Taylor (11) drives to the basket as Oklahoma guard Willie Warren (13) defends during the first half of an NCAA basketball game in Norman, Okla. on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010.   (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams) By Alonzo Adams Missouri guard Zaire Taylor (11) drives to the basket as Oklahoma guard Willie Warren (13) defends during the first half of an NCAA basketball game in Norman, Okla. on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams) By Alonzo Adams

 

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- Willie Warren scored 21 points, Cade Davis had his first double-double with 15 points and a career-high 11 rebounds and Oklahoma overcame a sloppy start to beat Missouri 66-61 on Saturday.

The Sooners (11-6, 2-1 Big 12) charged ahead with a 17-5 spurt that featured a pair of two-handed jams by Ryan Wright and a three-point play by Warren. Davis drove the left baseline for a layup to push the lead to 54-49 with 5 minutes remaining.

Warren hit four free throws in the final 30 seconds to seal the victory.

Laurence Bowers had 15 points and 10 rebounds off the bench to lead the Tigers (14-4, 2-1), whose nine-game winning streak was snapped.

Wright added 12 points and Steven Pledger scored 10 for the Sooners.

J.T. Tiller stole an inbound pass with 19.5 seconds left to briefly give Missouri possession with a chance to tie or go ahead, but he was called for traveling as he fell to the floor. The Sooners got the ball inbound successfully after that, and Warren hit both of his foul shots with 17.2 seconds left to put Oklahoma up 65-61.

Michael Dixon missed a runner and a 3-pointer on the Tigers' final possession before Wright hit a free throw to provide the final margin.

The Sooners played much of the game without Tony Crocker, their second-leading scorer and rebounder. He limped off the floor after being called for traveling in the opening 3 minutes and briefly went to the locker room before returning to the bench. He played 3 minutes in the second half.

With him out, Davis picked up the slack on the boards and helped Oklahoma overcome a season-high 20 turnovers by outrebounding the defending Big 12 champions 44-35. Freshman Tommy Mason-Griffin, who had 21 assists and only two turnovers in his previous four games, had a season-high seven turnovers against the Tigers' pressure defense.

Missouri scored the first 10 points of the game as Oklahoma turned the ball over six times before Pledger finally scored the Sooners' first basket just under 6 minutes into the game. Oklahoma then scored nine straight points to tie the game 12-12 on Warren's 3-pointer from the left corner.

The Tigers then opened an eight-point lead before heading to halftime up 32-27.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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