Oklahoma State 70, Baylor 64 (OT)
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[February 18, 2014]
WACO, Texas —
Oklahoma State 70, Baylor 64 (OT): Cory Jefferson scored a season-high 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as
the host Bears sent the Cowboys to their seventh consecutive loss.
Isaiah Austin, who came down with a 101-degree fever over the
weekend, posted 12 points, 12 boards and five blocks for Baylor
(17-9, 5-8 Big 12). The Bears, who defeated Oklahoma State at home
for the eighth straight time, collected 22 offensive rebounds and
enjoyed a 51-36 rebounding advantage.
Markel Brown scored 26 points for the second straight game for
Oklahoma State (16-10, 4-9), which played its third game without
suspended guard Marcus Smart and is in the midst of its longest
losing streak since 1972-73. Phil Forte III added 20 points for the
Oklahoma State took a 10-point lead early less than a minute into
the second half, but Baylor spent the next 14 minutes chipping away
until Austin’s dunk put the Bears ahead 52-50 with 4:54 remaining.
Each team traded baskets over the next three possessions until
Jefferson put Baylor back in front when he threw down a two-handed
jam following a missed free throw from Austin.
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Jefferson made it 58-55 with 1:18 to go and Baylor forced Brown and
Forte into long 3-point misses, but Gary Franklin’s inbound pass
with 3.5 seconds left wound up in the hands of the Cowboys’ Leyton
Hammonds, who knocked down a 3-pointer as time expired in
regulation. Jefferson hit a 3-pointer to begin the extra period as
the Bears built a six-point lead and Kenny Chery sealed it on a
layup with 43 seconds remaining.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Baylor’s 22 offensive rebounds were two short of its
season while its 51 total rebounds marked the second game in a row
in which the Bears had at least 50. … Brown became the 12th player
in school history to score 1,500 points. … Smart, who completed his
suspension for shoving a Texas Tech fan Feb. 8, is eligible to
return Saturday when the Cowboys host Texas Tech.
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