The Cowboys are surging! After dropping their first six games of conference play, Oklahoma State won for the sixth time in seven tries on Wednesday night with a 71-68 decision over TCU in Ft. Worth.
Leyton Hammonds scored 21 points, Jeffrey Carroll added 17 for the Cowboys, who held a 34-29 lead at the half, but OSU had to fend off a late Horned Frogs rally to preserve the win.
A pair of free throws by Brandon Averette put the Pokes up 68-67, with just over a minute left, and then Jawun Evans sealed the deal with a three-point shot that put OSU up 71-68 with just thirteen seconds remaining. TCU had a couple of long distance attempts, in the final seconds, that bounced off but the Frogs couldn’t overcome Evan’s dagger.
Evans dished out a career-high 12 assists to go along with his 16 points to complete a double-double and keep Oklahoma State firmly in contention for an at large NCAA Tournament bid. The Cowboys (17-9, 6-7) now turn their attention towards their Bedlam match-up on Saturday.