With just over 24 seconds remaining in regulation, Mitchell Solomon stepped up to the free throw line for the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Staring down the rim, Mitchell connected on two consecutive attempts. The effort pulled OSU within one of the Oklahoma Sooners at 66-65.
Inbounding the ball, Lon Kruger’s squad simply needed to protect the ball. Securing the inbounds pass all appeared to be going to plan. However, Juwan Evans had a different idea.
Stealing the possession away, the ball eventually found its way into Phil Forte’s hands. A lethal shooter from behind the arc, Forte let the ball fly with 11 seconds left in the half. Falling through the bottom of the net, Oklahoma State’s all-time leading three-point shooter retook the lead for the Cowboys 68-66.
After trailing by 10 points during the second half of play, it would all come down to one final shot for the Sooners.
Opting for a game winner in front of a home crowd, Kameron McGusty elevated behind the arc. Scoring 22 points throughout the duration of the game, McGusty clearly had the hot hand. However, Jeffery Carroll recorded the most important block of the night. With the block, Oklahomaa’s hope of winning Bedlam crashed to the ground.
Now OU must wait to exact revenge on the road in Stillwater against their in-state rival.