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By The Associated Press Modified: March 10, 2010 at 9:19 pm •  Published: March 10, 2010
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> Bedlam III looked like a blowout at the beginning.

Muonelo opened the game with a 3-pointer from the top of the key, and Page followed with two more to make it 9-0. Oklahoma State kept hitting, Oklahoma kept missing, and the Cowboys were quickly up 20-2, an opening blitz capped by Page's third basket from beyond the arc.

Page hit two more 3-pointers in the half, including a contested one from 30 feet that hit the front of the rim and tumbled over, and Oklahoma State made 17 of 29 shots to lead 45-23.

But, this being Bedlam, it wasn't over. Not yet.

Oklahoma tightened defensively, found its rhythm offensively and opened the second half with an 11-0 run. Oklahoma State didn't score in the first 4:44 of the half as the Sooners hit seven of their first nine shots, cutting what seemed like an insurmountable lead to 45-34.

Muonelo ended Oklahoma's hopes.

The senior guard scored eight points in a two-minute span, then hit another jumper and added a pass to a cutting Matt Pilgrim for a layup that put the Cowboys up 65-47.

Oklahoma never got closer.