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Oklahoma State drops overtime heartbreaker to 11th ranked Texas Tech

Lindy Waters did his best Steph Curry impression, but it wasn’t enough in the Cowboys loss.

NCAA Basketball: Oklahoma State at Texas Tech Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Box Score

Lindy Waters carried Oklahoma State down the stretch, but it wasn’t enough in the Cowboys overtime loss to Texas Tech on Wednesday.

Texas Tech defeated Oklahoma State 84-80 after a valiant effort from a scrappy OSU team. Waters led the Cowboys in scoring with 26 points on 9-19 shooting and 7-11 from three.

Cam McGriff missed a three point attempt with :21 seconds left and Texas Tech up 80-78. It was an ill-advised shot from McGriff, who finished with 8 points on 2-11 shooting.

Walk-on Dee Mitchell would get fouled on his three point attempt on the next possession, but would only sink two of his three free throws, sealing the Cowboys fate. Mitchell finished with 4 points in the game.

Thomas Dziagwa had another good game with 20 points on 6-9 from three, keeping the Cowboys within striking distance for much of regulation.

Foul trouble hurt Oklahoma State’s chances late in the game as they without Yor Anei, who fouled out with 8 minutes left in regulation. Both Waters and Dziagwa had to scale back their aggressiveness with four fouls for much of the final 10 minutes of regulation, and Curtis Jones, who finished with 11 points, picked up a fourth foul late in the game as well.

Although they couldn’t pick up a win in Lubbock, Mike Boynton has to be thrilled with the heart of his team.

Oklahoma State dropped to 3-12 in conference play, while Texas Tech (23-5, 11-4) gears up for the NCAA Tournament. Oklahoma State will get Kansas in GIA on Saturday for their final home game of the season.

After a monster game, enjoy this thread of the best Lindy Waters tweets after his great performance late in the game.