Anderson leads Oklahoma State to one-point win over Stanford
STANFORD – James Anderson scored 28 points to help Oklahoma State beat Stanford 71-70 on Wednesday night as part of the Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series.
Obi Muonelo added a season-high 20 points for the Cowboys (9-1), who won their third straight since losing to Tulsa two weeks ago.
Landry Fields had 22 points and 12 rebounds for the Cardinal (5-4), which lost for the second time in six home games. Jeremy Green added 19 points, and Andrew Zimmerman had 14.
The Big 12 owns a 9-2 record in the series, with Stanford’s game at Texas Tech on Tuesday the only remaining contest.
Stanford closed the first half on a 9-2 run over the final 3 minutes to pull within 35-30 at intermission.
The Cowboys started strong in the second half, converting seven of their first 11 shots after finishing the first half at less than 37 percent from the field. Anderson, who has reached double figures 24 straight times, hit all three of his shots in the stretch after struggling in the first half.
Stanford missed nine of its first 13 shots to worsen the situation as Oklahoma State took a 15-point lead with 13:43 left.
Fields scored three consecutive baskets to bring the Cardinal within five late in the game, and Zimmerman added a pair of baskets to cut the lead to 69-68 with 37 seconds left.
Fred Gulley made a pair of free throws with 19 seconds left to put the Cowboys ahead by three, but Fields reciprocated seven seconds later.
Keito Page missed the front end of a one-and-one, and that allowed Stanford the last shot, which missed off the back rim.
The Cardinal went without a field goal during a 3:36 stretch of the first half, with the Cowboys opening a 12-point advantage during that span.
Jarrett Mann, who had not committed any more than five turnovers through the first eight games, had seven of Stanford’s nine turnovers in the first half, all in the first 12 minutes. He finished with nine to go with seven assists and 10 points.
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