Cunningham shines, Oklahoma St beats No. 18 Texas Tech in OT
Cade Cunningham scored 20 factors and Oklahoma State acquired previous Texas Tech in extra time for the second time this season, beating the 18th-ranked Purple Raiders 74-69 on Monday night time.
Cunningham, the Massive 12’s main scorer and one of many nation’s high freshmen, placed on a present in entrance of a couple of dozen NBA scouts and executives, together with Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder normal supervisor Sam Presti. He made Eight of 13 pictures and had 5 rebounds.
Kalib Boone scored 18 factors and Avery Anderson III added 16 for the Cowboys (15-6, 8-6 Massive 12), who rallied from an 11-point second-half deficit with Cunningham on the bench on account of foul hassle. Oklahoma State additionally beat Texas Tech in extra time on Jan. 2.
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“That is Massive 12 basketball in February,” Texas Tech coach Chris Beard stated. “Oklahoma State — they performed properly tonight. We’ve had two extra time battles with these guys. They simply haven’t gone our approach.”
Terrence Shannon Jr. scored 18 factors and Mac McClung added 17 for Texas Tech (14-8, 6-7), which misplaced its third consecutive sport.
Oklahoma State made 15 of 24 free throws in regulation however drained 7 of Eight within the additional interval to assert its third straight win.
The discrepancy in free-throw makes an attempt clearly bothered Beard, though he didn’t straight criticize the officers.
“Two hard-playing groups,” he stated. “One crew will get 32 free throws. The opposite crew will get 12. One crew fouls 24 instances in response to the stat sheet. The opposite crew fouls 13.”
Tech led 37-36 at halftime. The Purple Raiders scored the primary six factors of the second half, and Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton referred to as a timeout.
Cunningham dedicated his fourth foul three minutes into the second half. Shortly after Cunningham sat, McClung hit a troublesome turnaround jumper to place Tech up 45-36. The Cowboys missed their first 9 pictures of the second half and did not rating for greater than 6 half minutes.
Oklahoma State rallied with out Cunningham. Keylan Boone made a 3-pointer to lastly get the Cowboys on the board within the second half. Anderson’s layup on a baseline reduce tied the sport at 47, and Oklahoma State lastly took the lead on a pair of free throws by Kalib Boone.
“I feel what it says is we now have a very good crew,” Boynton stated. “Perhaps these different guys aren’t as excessive when it comes to their ceiling. I don’t suppose you’ll see them subsequent 12 months in an NBA uniform. They’re some actually gritty, actually good faculty basketball gamers on our roster.”
Anderson stated Boynton gave the crew confidence that it may rally.
“Keep on with what we do and hold getting stops and pictures are going to fall,” he stated. “And that’s what occurred. We simply saved getting stops on the defensive finish.”
Texas Tech: The Purple Raiders’ three-game skid will probably harm their NCAA Match seeding.
Oklahoma State: The Cowboys have been gritty, particularly with Cunningham on the bench. They’ve stacked up some huge wins.
Beard on a technical drawn by Clarence Nadolny: “We are able to’t have participant technical fouls in a one-possession Massive 12 highway sport in February. We are able to’t have key gamers attempting to have conversations with faculty officers. That doesn’t work that approach.”
McClung, the Massive 12’s No. four scorer who got here in averaging 16.9 factors per sport, made 7 of 16 area targets, however simply 1 of 5 3-pointers.
Keylan Boone entered the sport having made 7 of 13 free throws on the season, however he made two crucial ones with 14 seconds remaining in extra time.
Texas Tech will host No. 14 Texas on Saturday.
Oklahoma State will go to No. 7 Oklahoma on Saturday.