There are tough losses and then there are downright heartbreakers. Oklahoma State suffered the latter of the two in Fort Worth on Wednesday night when a prayer from TCU JD Miller was answered at the buzzer.
After falling behind 39-28 in the first twenty minutes of the game, Oklahoma State spent the second half battling their way back. A three-point shot by Thomas Dziagwa with 8:17 left game the Pokes their first lead of the night at 49-48.
The two teams would swap leads four different times over the last eight and a half minutes of the game with another three-ball from Dziagwa knotting it up at 68-68 with five seconds left.
That was just enough time for Miller to run the length of the floor and hit a double-clutch shot as time expired.
The 70-68 loss was Oklahoma State’s fifth in a row against conference opponents and no doubt the most deflating.
With TCU seemingly locking down star forward Cameron McGriff, freshman Yor Anei led three OSU scorers in double figures with 20 point performance. Isaac Likekele finished the night with 17 points and Dziagwa added 14 points.