After looking like the same song, different verse, the Cowboys finally changed their tune and got a win in a close game 82-77 on Saturday.
After getting up to as much as a 12 point lead in the first half, the Cowboys let Tech back in the game and it was 37-28 at the half. Bryce Williams lead the team going into the half with 11 points. Including this one:
Welcome to the starting lineup, @1kwillywil Bryce is good from deep for the Pokes' first points.#NewEra | #GoPokes pic.twitter.com/M61RwXTwVl— OSU Cowboy Basketball (@OSUMBB) January 2, 2021
Cade Cunnigham did some scoring of his own with this great play.
The Cowboys making it HAPPEN from beyond the arc as @CadeCunningham_ sinks a three ball of his own ️#NewEra | #GoPokes pic.twitter.com/mRVpU8ummr— OSU Cowboy Basketball (@OSUMBB) January 2, 2021
Oh and after that, he dished it to Avery Anderson for this play.
The vision from @CadeCunningham_ Dishes to @averyanderson3_ for a solid step-up jumper ✊#NewEra | #GoPokes pic.twitter.com/rQpDw2m1Qn— OSU Cowboy Basketball (@OSUMBB) January 2, 2021
Cade Cunningham doing Cade Cunningham things is gonna win this team games.
Avery Anderson would end up tying Issac Likekele for most points for the Cowboys with 17 for the game.
Graduate transfer Matt McClung proved a problem for the Cowboys defensively accounting for 21 of the Red Raiders’ points and lead the team. However, his damage was at least a little limited as he had 0 assists and no offensive rebounds.
After the half Tech kept digging into Oklahoma State’s lead as they went on a 9-0 run after Williams started the second half with yet another 3. Oklahoma State would go 5:04 without scoring with 11:10 left in the game with a two-point lead. The at the 11:39 mark Rondel Walker made this jumper for 3.
Keep 'em coming from downtown @RondelWalker#NewEra | #GoPokes pic.twitter.com/XTwuVara3w— OSU Cowboy Basketball (@OSUMBB) January 2, 2021
Much like the last two conference games, Oklahoma State struggled from the charity stripe going 18 for 24.
It seemed as if the 4-guard lineup really worked for the Cowboys today. It gave them the energy they needed for a complete game. Things just finally seemed to fall into place.
In overtime, Cade Cunning would foul out of the game with 2:44 left. However, the team came together and got the upset win against No.13 Texas Tech.
Next up, the Cowboys will take on West Virginia in Gallagher- Iba at 8 p.m. on Monday.