NCAAB Game Recap - Oklahoma State at Texas
Sat Mar 7, 2020 4:00 PM EST

VMI
57
ETSU
70
F
LongI
66
RobM
86
F
Kansas
66
TxTch
62
F
UtSt
59
SDSU
56
F
Maine
50
Vermt
61
F
Denv
69
NDSt
71
F
Murr
75
Belm
76
F
SacHr
72
StFPA
84
F
Woff
77
Furm
68
F
Albany
73
Stony
76
F
IPFW
77
SDSt
74
F
UMassL
75
Hartfo
89
F
GrgWas
51
Dayt
76
F
Chat
78
UNCG
68
F
Pepp
82
StMar
89
F(2OT)
UNH
67
UMBC
73
F
Baylor
64
WVU
76
F
WCU
70
Mercer
56
F
Drake
66
Brad
76
F
USF
72
Pacif
54
F
KY
71
Fla
70
F
Valpa
89
MOSt
82
F
CoCar
63
TexAr
62
F
BC
62
FlaSt
80
F
JMU
61
Elon
63
F
ArkSt
66
ULLa
73
F
Seton
60
Crei
77
F
UNCW
55
Drex
66
F
Lou
54
UVA
57
F
UNC
76
Duke
89
F
Stan
67
Oreg
80
F
Vill
70
GTown
69
F
Aub
85
Tenn
63
F
PSU
69
NW
80
F
Wisc
60
Ind
56
F
Marq
86
StJon
88
F
SCar
74
Vand
83
F
UTEP
77
Rice
72
F
UGA
64
LSU
94
F
LaSal
78
StJos
77
F
Rut
71
Purd
68
F(OT)
VaTec
56
ND
64
F
GMas
65
Ford
61
F
Colora
72
Utah
74
F(OT)
Alab
50
Mizzu
69
F
UCLA
52
USC
54
F
Marsh
82
TexSA
77
F
OkSt
81
Tex
59
F
IaSt
63
KansSt
79
F
Syr
65
Mia-FL
69
F(OT)
NWSt
100
CenAR
85
F
Cal
56
OrSt
74
F
HBU
78
TXAMC
84
F
Ark
69
TexAM
77
F
IdaSt
76
Ida
80
F
Web
69
E WA
78
F
McNee
70
Lamar
66
F
AbCh
71
InWor
68
F(OT)
SamH
57
SFA
68
F
SoMis
62
MidTN
65
F(OT)
Okla
78
TCU
76
F
N CO
75
MTSt
61
F
Corn
85
Princ
82
F
Colum
65
Penn
85
F
Gram
70
AlSt
58
F
TXSo
75
Alc
90
F
PVAM
80
South
89
F(OT)
WaSt
74
AzSt
83
F
Miss
44
MisSt
69
F
DeP
55
Prov
93
F
Charl
43
LaTec
66
F
W Ky
91
FlInt
85
F
SMU
60
SoFL
61
F
URI
64
UMass
63
F
Yale
69
Harv
83
F
Brown
70
Dart
58
F
SeLA
69
NOrl
79
F
JackSt
54
AlaAM
51
F
OlDom
63
UAB
72
F
Temp
63
Cin
64
F
CSBak
61
GrCan
64
F
CBap
76
TexPA
79
F(OT)
StBon
49
StLou
72
F
MsVl
74
ArkPB
71
F
Butl
72
Xav
71
F
S UT
85
Mont
80
F(OT)
UCDav
61
UCRiv
66
F
CAPoly
67
UCSB
69
F
HI
82
CSNor
86
F
Wash
69
Ariz
63
F
Sac
72
PorSt
76
F
LongB
69
CS-Ful
75
F
UMKC
Seatt
Canc
ChiSt
UtVal
Canc

Mar 7, 2020, 4:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Oklahoma State (17-14)

43

38

81

Texas (19-12)

21

38

59

Dziagwa's 19 points lead Oklahoma State over Texas 81-59
Sat Mar 7, 2020 7:14 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Thomas Dziagwa and Cameron McGriff each scored 19 points and Oklahoma State ended Texas' late-season surge with an 81-59 win Saturday, delivering a tough blow to Longhorns' chances to make the NCAA Tournament and raising new questions about Shaka Smart's future beyond this season.

The Longhorns appeared to have rescued both with an impressive five-game win streak that included two against ranked opponents. The winning seemed to be turning the conversation on Smart, whose job has been under intense scrutiny after five underachieving seasons.

Then the Longhorns (19-12, 9-9 Big 12) delivered a dud at a critical time as the Cowboys (17-14, 7-11) opened up a 22-point lead by halftime and cruised to an easy victory.

"Today I feel like we were the opposite of who we've been the last five games," Smart said. "It's really, really disappointing."

Oklahoma State dominated on the boards for long stretches, easily penetrated the lane for layups and made just about any shot they wanted. Isaac Likekele added 15 points for the Cowboys, who ended the regular season playing their best basketball. Oklahoma State has won three in a row and four of their last five after an 0-8 start in league play.

"We are blossoming at the right time We are playing really good basketball," Dzaigwa said.

Dziagwa poured in four 3-pointers in the first half as the Cowboys built a 43-21 lead on 61% shooting. Texas shot just 25% in the half and looked tight in front of its biggest home crowd of the season expecting a win.

"If you get down big early there's still a ton of time to play. We were emploring our guys to just go play basketball," Smart said. "But you could see it on their faces early when they got up big. They couldn't believe this was happening."

Texas shot better in the second half by trading baskets with the Cowboys but that left little room for a rally. The Longhorns got within 69-49 with just under eight minutes to play but the deficit was too big to overcome.

Kai Jones led Texas with 20 points and Matt Coleman III scored 18.

The Longhorns looked like the team that was 4-8 in the Big 12 three weeks ago, and the loss renewed questions about and for Texas both externally and internally.

Even at .500 in the Big 12, the Longhorns flopped at a crucial time. And while they battle for a postseason berth at next week's Big 12 tournament, athletic director Chris Del Conte faces a decision on Smart's future.

Smart is 40-50 in Big 12 play and has finished above .500 in conference just once in five seasons. Texas has already missed the NCAA Tournament twice in his tenure and doesn't have a win the two years the Longhorns made it.

Texas likely needs to find a win or two in the Big 12 tournament to boost its postseason chances.

"I don't know where everyone else stands," for the NCAA Tournament, Smart said. "There's eight days until selection Sunday... our mentality has to be to help ourselves and the way to do that is keep winning. Our plan is to go up there and be the more aggressive team."

BIG PICTURE

Oklahoma State: The Cowboys head into the conference tournament on a hot streak and could be a perfect spoiler next week if the hot shooting continues.

Texas: The Longhorns' injury-riddled lineup is down to eight scholarship players as they limp into the Big 12 tournament. The two players who had charged up the offense in the win streak, guards Andrew Jones and Courtney Ramey, combined for just 13 points Saturday.

SLIM COWBOYS

Texas will note its slim roster, but Oklahoma State used only eight players most of the game as well. Coach Mike Boyton emptied his bench with 56 seconds left. The Cowboys had four players score in double figures.

UP NEXT

Both teams play in next week's Big 12 tournament.

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Leaders

Oklahoma State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Hadlock 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Reeves 0 0 0 0 0 0
Texas PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Whiteside 0 0 0 0 0 0
B. Cunningham 0 0 0 0 0 1

Team Comparison

OkSt Tex
Points For 81 59
Field Goals 31/47-66% 19/54-35%
Three Pointers 8/13-62% 5/29-17%
Free Throws 11/18-61% 16/20-80%
Offensive Rebounds 5 6
Defensive Rebounds 31 13
Rebounds 38 21
Blocks 0 4
Steals 8 6
Turnovers 14 11
Personal Fouls 14 15
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Series Tied 1-1

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Jan 15 Tex 76 @ OkSt 64 K. Jones 4 C. Harris Jr. 5
Sat Mar 7 OkSt 81 @ Tex 59 J. Laurent 4 R. Hamm Jr. 1

Game Information

Stadium: Frank Erwin Special Events Center, Austin, Texas
Attendance: 12,733
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