Cade Davis scores 22 as OU beats OSU 64-61 in Bedlam

BY MIKE BALDWIN, Staff Writer, mbaldwin@opubco.com Modified: March 5, 2011 at 7:55 pm •  Published: March 5, 2011

NORMAN — Oklahoma senior Cade Davis grabbed the rebound, waited for the final second to tick off and underhanded the ball 50 feet into the air, nearly landing on top of the scoreboard.

After living through two lengthy losing streaks his final two seasons, Davis' final game at Lloyd Noble Center was a 64-61 win over rival Oklahoma State.

“It was a thank you Jesus,” Davis said of his ceiling toss. “With everything that's been going on, our losing streak, with people doubting us... to finally get a win at home, for me individually on senior night, it was a relief. It was a wonderful thing to get.”

Davis scored a game-high 22 points. But his biggest play was his last one. On defense.

After teammate Cameron Clark made one of two free throws with 16.2 seconds left, the Cowboys tried to get Keiton Page a good look at a potential game-tying 3-pointer.

Hounding Page, Davis fought through screens. With time running out, Davis still stuck to him, Page was forced to pass to Reger Dowell, who missed a 3-pointer.

“I knew Cade wanted him,” said OU coach Jeff Capel. “He did a great job of not letting Keiton get a shot off. Keiton has made so many big shots in that situation. And in scouting (reports) he's done a good job, pump-faking and getting fouled.”

Davis, from Elk City, is finishing his career playing his best basketball. He's never scored more than 25 points but has averaged 20.8 the past five games.

In Saturday's win, Davis grabbed a team-high six rebounds. He was 10-of-13 at the line, including two free throws with 41.7 seconds left to give OU a 63-59 lead.

Saturday's box score


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