Junior guard Lindy Waters was almost too much for the 11th ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders on Wednesday night. Leading Oklahoma State with 26 points, Waters helped mount a furious second half comeback before the Cowboys finally fell 84-80 in overtime.
Trailing 37-27 at the half, OSU outscored Texas Tech 44-34 over the final twenty minutes of the game, thanks to a performance from Waters that saw him go 7-of-10 from three-point range.
Thomas Dziagwa was almost equally impressive, going 6-of-9 from three-point range. The duo combined to score 46 of Oklahoma State’s 80 points.
Texas Tech was led by sophomore forward Davide Moretti’s 20 points. Earning two trips to the free throw line in the final seventeen seconds of the game, Moretti connected on all four attempts to seal the fate of the Cowboys.
Not only was the upset bid a career night for Waters it was also a record-setting night for OSU. The team combined for 17 made three-point shots, including one by freshman walk-on Dee Mitchell, which is the most in school history.
Oklahoma State (10-18, 3-12) is back home on Saturday to host 15th ranked Kansas.