STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Bryce Thompson scored 21 points, John-Michael Wright converted a three-point play with 0.4 seconds left and Oklahoma State beat Texas Tech 71-68 on Wednesday night for its fourth straight win.
Oklahoma State took the lead early in the first half and led by as many as 15 points in the second. A De’Vion Harmon layup for Texas Tech knotted it at 68-all with 18 seconds left for the game’s only tie. On the final possession, Thompson’s jumper hit the back of the iron, but Wright was already in the air for the putback.
Thompson was 9 of 16 from the field and made three 3-pointers. Quion Williams added 10 points for Oklahoma State (15-9, 6-5 Big 12), which shot 44% overall (26 of 25) and was 14 of 24 (58%) from the free-throw line, including 9 of 18 in the second half.
Jaylon Tyson scored 20 points and Harmon had 19 for Texas Tech (12-12, 1-10). Kevin Obanor added 15 points.
Oklahoma State took the lead with 13:44 remaining in the first half. A Caleb Asberry 3-pointer capped a 9-2 surge that gave the Cowboys their largest lead of the game, 53-38, with 13:48 left to play.
The Cowboys have won five of the last six in the series, including a 52-51 win at home on Thompson’s game-winning 3-pointer with 19 seconds left against the then-No. 12 Red Raiders.
Oklahoma State is on the road against No. 11 Iowa State on Saturday while Texas Tech is at 12th-ranked Kansas State.
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