COL BKB: Oklahoma 81, VCU 70

Dec. 21, 2008 at 2:16 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Tony Crocker led all scorers with 26 points Saturday night and No. 4 Oklahoma beat Virginia Commonwealth 81-70 in the All-College Classic.

Crocker was 5-of-6 from three-point range for Oklahoma (11-0), while Blake Griffin finished with 18 points and seven rebounds, and Willie Warren and Austin Johnson had nine points each.

Larry Sanders scored 16 for the Rams (7-4), who lost for the first time in their last five games.

VCU was stubborn, trailing by just 32-31 late in the first half, but the Sooners went on an 11-0 run to take a 42-33 lead at the break.

The Rams ran off eight straight points to cut the deficit to four but Oklahoma went on an 18-5 run to go out in front to stay.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Alabama football: Crimson Tide host Arkansas, hope to continue momentum from Georgia game
St. Louis Rams' Stedman Bailey fined for 'sleeping' on the job
Toronto Maple Leafs lose in Mike Babcock's debut, earn Montreal Canadians' respect
Johnny Manziel's grandfather loses home in 'suspicious' fire