OSU rallies but can't overcome Baylor
BY JIMMIE TRAMEL World Sports Writer
Saturday, February 04, 2012
STILLWATER -- Could Oklahoma State avenge a 41-point loss to Baylor in Waco?
The rematch wasn’t a mismatch, but the Cowboys lost 64-60 to the sixth-ranked Bears in a Saturday game at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
OSU was a game opponent this time around, rallying from a 12-point deficit to tie the score early in the second half, then rallying from a nine-point deficit to take a one-point lead on a Keiton Page 3-pointer with 1:41 remaining.
Pierre Jackson drove and dished to Quincy Acy for a basket with 1:29 left, Page missed a 3-point attempt and Brady Heslip hit two free throws to give the Bears a three-point lead with 57 seconds remaining.
On OSU’s next possession, Page got Quincy Miller to leave his feet and Page drew contact, as he has many times during his career. Usually, the tactic sends Page to the free throw line. This time, it was a no-call and Page’s shot attempt was rebounded the Bears.
Heslip hit two more free throws and Markel Brown answered with a 3-pointer to get OSU within two points with 9.4 seconds left.
Forced to foul, OSU sent Heslip to the line. He missed the front end of a one-and-one, but Acy raced down the baseline to secure a long rebound. The Cowboys fouled Anthony Jones, who hit two foul shots for the final margin.
OSU lost despite getting a career-high 23 points from Brian Williams. The Cowboys dropped to 11-12 overall nad 4-6 in Big 12 games.
Baylor improved to 21-2 and 8-2. The Bears won in Stillwater for only the fourth time ever and the first time since 2003.
Baylor forward Quincy Miller (left) and Oklahoma State guard Christien Sager reach for a loose ball in the first half of Saturday's game. SUE OGROCKI/Associated Press