NCAAB Game Recap - Texas Christian at Oklahoma State
Wed Feb 5, 2020 8:00 PM EST

Wake
76
Lou
86
F
Vill
76
Butl
79
F
Seton
78
GTown
71
F
IaSt
61
WVU
76
F
Iowa
68
Purd
104
F
LSU
90
Vand
99
F
Crei
56
Prov
73
F
LoyIL
39
IndSt
68
F
Pitt
72
ND
80
F
Mercer
57
Furm
79
F
Clem
44
UVA
51
F
Duques
82
StLou
68
F
SCar
70
Miss
84
F
SIU
64
Evans
60
F(OT)
Bingha
49
Albany
62
F
W IL
69
IPFW
75
F
Woff
79
VMI
73
F
Maine
52
Vermt
77
F
ETSU
80
Chat
64
F
UMassL
70
Stony
77
F
GrgWas
47
StBon
72
F
Citad
68
UNCG
88
F
Amer
62
Navy
54
F
Hartfo
59
UMBC
70
F
Colg
81
Leh
51
F
FlAtl
50
FlInt
69
F
UGA
75
Fla
81
F
Boston
80
Army
66
F
LoyMD
74
HolyC
60
F
Nich
64
SFA
70
F
WCU
78
Samf
70
F
AbCh
69
NWSt
73
F
Temp
65
Mem
79
F
TCU
57
OkSt
72
F
SamH
71
InWor
72
F(OT)
NDSt
86
NebOm
78
F
McNee
62
TXAMC
69
F
NrthIA
63
Valpa
51
F
IlSt
60
MOSt
80
F
HBU
79
SeLA
76
F
CenAR
67
Lamar
74
F
NCSU
83
Mia-FL
72
F
Wisc
52
Minn
70
F
Brad
60
Drake
73
F
UCRiv
48
CS-Ful
61
F
LongB
75
CAPoly
92
F
UNLV
54
UtSt
69
F

Feb 5, 2020, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Texas Christian (13-9)

30

27

57

Oklahoma State (11-11)

36

36

72

Likekele double-double leads Oklahoma State past TCU 72-57
Thu Feb 6, 2020 12:24 AM

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma State had endured a difficult stretch lately, having gone winless in Big 12 play so far, and struggling to a 3-11 record overall during the past two-plus months. So missing one starter and another important contributor off the bench, the Cowboys faced another tough test Wednesday night.

Isaac Likekele scored 15 points and 11 assists for his first career double-double to help lead Oklahoma State to a 72-57 victory over TCU.

It was the first win in Big 12 play for Oklahoma State (11-11, 1-8 Big 12), which still sits in last place in the conference.

Thomas Dziagwa and Yor Anei each scored 14 points for the Cowboys, who avenged a 52-40 defeat at TCU on Jan. 11.

"I'm unbelievably happy for our players," said OSU coach Mike Boynton. "It's been a tough road to hoe here, pretty much since November ended. We've had some success, but it's been spotty and we've had a lot of moments where we're scratching our heads trying to figure it out. But tonight, they continued to work and believe in each other. I'm really proud of them."

Missing second-leading scorer Lindy Waters and freshman Anthony Anderson due to injuries, Likekele delivered a strong performance at both ends of the floor. He also had six rebounds and two blocked shots. And Dziagwa, who had started 47 straight game before being replaced in the starting lineup two weeks ago, made 4 of 10 from 3-point range.

"I don't know if I want to say a gut-check moment, but it was a back-against-the-wall, what are we made of?" Dziagwa said of the short-handed situation. "But I think we pride ourselves this whole year on having guys that can step up when guys go down. That's how we practice, everybody competes and you can see that. Guys just embody their roles."

R.J. Nembhard had 16 points and six rebounds, while Desmond Bane added 14 points, eight rebounds and six assists for TCU (13-9, 4-5), which has lost four in a row and six of its last seven.

"They outplayed us," said Horned Frogs coach Jamie Dixon. "The second half, it looked like we were executing and doing the things we talked about, but once again, we just can't seem to sustain. Really disappointed in how we finished the game; couldn't seem to do anything right offensively."

After TCU went ahead 43-40 with 14:17 remaining, the Cowboys reeled off a 19-2 run over the next eight minutes, a stretch in which TCU shot just 1-of-10 from the floor. The run gave Oklahoma State its biggest lead of the game to that point, 59-45.

The Horned Frogs capped a 6-0 run with Nembhard's five-foot jump shot to pull to within 61-53 with 3:21 to play, but that was as close as they would get.

"The players were talking and we were like, `We've been here before, we've made those mistakes, let's learn from it right here, right now,"' Likekele said. "`It's going to define pretty much our season and how it could go. And we just took it to heart and we learned from our mistakes and got the win."

BIG PICTURE

TCU: The Horned Frogs had several stretches of falling behind big, then battling back, but they could not pull it off one last time. They trailed most of the opening half, going down 24-17 with 9:02 left, then reeled off an 11-2 run over the next six-plus minutes, a stretch in which they forced Oklahoma State to miss 10 straight shots. Jaire Grayer's two free throws with 2:45 remaining gave TCU its first lead, 28-26. Oklahoma State responded with a 12-2 run to go up 38-30 early in the second, but the Horned Frogs put together another big run, scoring 10 straight points to take back the lead again, 40-38, with 15:36 to go.

Oklahoma State: The Cowboys dealt with some injury issues, as senior starting guard Waters, second on the team in scoring (11.3 points per game) missed his first game since Jan. 3, 2018, a span of 75 games. He was out due to a facial fracture suffered in the Cowboys' 82-69 loss at Oklahoma last Saturday. Anderson sat out with a back bruise. Guard Chris Harris Jr., who started for Waters, exited the contest after just 5:55 due to a lower left leg injury, and did not return. Harris couldn't put any weight on his leg as he was helped off the court.

TIP INS

TCU won the rebounding battle 39-36 although Oklahoma State had a 20-17 edge in the second half. . TCU entered the game leading the Big 12 in 3-pointers made, averaging 9.0 per game, and 3-point shooting percentage (35.1), but went just 4-for-19 (21.1 %). . Oklahoma State's Cameron McGriff had six points in the first 5:55 of the game and didn't score again until he sank two free throws with 1:51 left in the contest. He ended up with 10 points and eight rebounds.

UP NEXT

TCU: The Horned Frogs return home to face No. 3 Kansas on Saturday morning.

Oklahoma State: The path doesn't get any easier for the Cowboys, who head to Waco on Saturday to take on No. 1 Baylor.

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Leaders

Texas Christian PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Smith 0 0 0 2 0 0
R. Nembhard 16 0 4 6 2 0
Oklahoma State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Harris Jr. 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Mitchell 0 0 1 1 1 0

Team Comparison

TCU OkSt
Points For 57 72
Field Goals 20/54-37% 24/56-43%
Three Pointers 4/19-21% 6/18-33%
Free Throws 13/20-65% 18/26-69%
Offensive Rebounds 16 14
Defensive Rebounds 23 22
Rebounds 43 40
Blocks 3 6
Steals 4 7
Turnovers 17 8
Personal Fouls 21 19
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Series Tied 1-1

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Jan 11 OkSt 40 @ TCU 52 Y. Anei 4 P. Fuller 3
Wed Feb 5 TCU 57 @ OkSt 72 P. Fuller 2 K. Boone 4

Game Information

Stadium: Gallagher-Iba Arena, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Attendance: 5,605
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