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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Oklahoma rolls again

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Norman, Okla. — Even without coach Jeff Capel on the bench, it was business as usual for No. 6 Oklahoma.

The Sooners reached the century mark for the first time this season, easily beating Maryland Eastern Shore 100-64 on Monday night while Capel was being treated in a hospital for a stomach virus.

Blake Griffin led Oklahoma with 20 points and 16 rebounds and Tony Crocker and Willie Warren both added 15 points for the Sooners, who are off to their best start since opening 15-1 in 1988-89.

Neal Pitt had 18 points for the Hawks (1-9), while reserve Chris Conner scored 12.

SMU 70, Colorado 67

Dallas — Bamba Fall scored 13 points and had 11 rebounds to help lead SMU to a 70-67 win over Colorado on Monday night.

Derek Williams led the Mustangs (5-7) with 14 points.

Texas A&M; 76, North Dakota 62

College Station, Texas — Chinemelu Elonu scored 13 points and had 11 rebounds as Texas A&M; defeated North Dakota.

Josh Carter scored a game-high 18 points for the Aggies (14-1). Donald Sloan and B.J. Holmes had 14 each.

Nebraska 81, Florida A&M; 56

Lincoln, Neb. — Sek Henry scored a season-high 19 points to lead three Nebraska players in double figures, and the Cornhuskers finished nonconference play with a victory against Florida A&M..;

Kansas St. 99, Chicago St. 68

Manhattan, Kan. — Fred Brown scored a game-high 26 points off the bench to lead Kansas State over Chicago State 99-68 on Monday night.

Darren Kent had 13 points and 12 rebounds and Jacob Pullen added 12 points for the Wildcats (11-3). Kansas State had six players in double figures in its final nonconference game of the season.

David Holston led Chicago State (8-8) with 18 points. John Cantrell and Carl Montgomery added 12 points each.

The Cougars kept the game close in the first half before a basket by Pullen sparked a 22-2 Wildcat run that put Chicago State away for good.

Leading 49-31 at halftime, Kansas State made the most of the Cougars’ foul trouble in the second period. Chicago State committed its 10th team foul with 15:52 left to play and the Wildcats capitalized on the opportunity, hitting 20-of-23 free throw attempts.

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