OSU Upsets Bears, Upset By Horned Frogs
2/9/15 OSU Cowboys @ Baylor Bears
Oklahoma State, the team picked to finish near the bottom of the Big 12 standings, is back in the Top 25 -- and now has an impressive first. The No. 21 Cowboys have won three consecutive games against ranked teams during a regular season for the first time, rallying with long shots in a 74-65 win at No. 16 Baylor on Monday night.
Le'Bryan Nash scored 22 points and Phil Forte III had 16 of his 18 after halftime for the Cowboys (17-7, 7-5 Big 12), who were coming off a win over league-leading Kansas after winning in overtime at then-No. 25 Texas last week.
After going 3-for-15 from long range in the first half, Oklahoma State hit its first four 3-pointers after halftime to go ahead to stay. The first was a four-point play by Forte, who was fouled by Royce O'Neale while making a breakaway 3-pointer. The Cowboys, who had trailed by eight points late in the first half, then tied the game at 39 when Forte grabbed a long rebound on a missed 3 by Baylor and made another one. Anthony Hickey's 3 from the top of the left key broke the tie, and Jeff Newberry made a 3 from the right corner to make it 45-41.
Taurean Prince had 20 points for Baylor (18-6, 6-5), which had won three conference games in a row by at least 18 points since a 64-53 loss at Oklahoma State only two weeks ago.
Forte had a short floater with 8:24 left to put the Cowboys up 58-47 before Baylor scored eight straight points, getting within 58-55 on a jumper by Prince. Oklahoma State's nearly four-minute scoring drought ended when Forte made another 3-pointer from the left corner in front of his bench.
Newberry finished with 16 points and Hickey had 12. Rico Gathers had 16 points and 16 rebounds for the Bears, his fourth consecutive game with at least 15 rebounds. Baylor twice led by eight before halftime, including 33-25 with 2:48 left after an 11-2 run when Prince scored nine consecutive points in a span of 100 seconds, then had a bounce pass to Gathers for a layup. But Oklahoma State scored the last seven points of the half, capped by a 3-pointer by Hickey in the final minute on its last shot.
Oklahoma State has a season-high 21 assists for its 25 field goals.
2/14/15 TCU Horned Frogs @ OSU Cowboys
TCU had been close so many times in the closing 5 minutes of Big 12 games. This time, the Horned Frogs didn't falter down the stretch.
Amric Fields had 12 points and a big part in an upset-sealing run as last-place TCU beat No. 21 Oklahoma State 70-55 on Saturday after the Cowboys had won three consecutive Big 12 games against ranked teams.
Oklahoma State (17-8, 7-6 Big 12) was within 56-53 when Anthony Hickey found a wide-open gap and drove for a layup high off the glass with 4:52 left. But the Cowboys then went nearly 3 1/2 minutes without scoring as the Horned Frogs (15-10, 2-10) went on their second 10-0 run of the second half.
Fields started the final spurt with two free throws and later had an acrobatic driving layup to make it 64-53 with 1:38 left. Kyan Anderson led TCU with 14 points despite 4-for-13 shooting, though the Frogs shot 52 percent overall (26 of 50). TreyZeigler added 13 points and Karviar Shepherd had 10, most of his coming in TCU's first 10-0 run. Le'Bryan Nash had 19 points, but also committed seven turnovers for Oklahoma State.
Jeff Newberry scored 10 points.
Their first loss in nine trips to TCU came after the Cowboys had won three consecutive games against Top 25 teams for the first time ever in a regular season. They won at No. 16 Baylor on Monday night.
Shepherd had the first two and then the last basket in the earlier 10-0 run for TCU in just over three minutes. His jumper with 16:43 left started that big spurt, and he had another after an Oklahoma State turnover.
Zeigler had two free throws with 15:52 left to give the Frogs their first lead of the second half at 38-37. Anderson then had a layup before Shepherd's dunk with 13:37 left made it 42-37. The game was tied 10 times, the last when Nash made two free throws with 8:06 left to make it 48-all. Fields made two free throws 17 seconds later to put the Horned Frogs ahead to stay.
2/10/15 OSU Cowboys @ Texas Longhorns
The Cowboys welcome the Cyclones of Iowa State (18-6, 8-4 in the big 12) to town on Tuesday. Tip-off time is 8 pm, and you can catch all the action, starting with Dave Hunsiker and the Cowboys Pre-Game Show at 7 o’clock Tuesday night on My107 and my1073fm.com.