Oklahoma St. edges Texas in triple overtimeJan 17, 2007 - 7:21 AM STILLWATER, Oklahoma (Ticker) -- Just when it looked like Kevin Durant would be the hero for Texas, Mario Boggan emphatically answered for Oklahoma State.
Boggan collected a staggering 37 points and 20 rebounds - both career highs - and nailed a go-ahead 3-pointer with 3.2 seconds in triple overtime, lifting the 14th-ranked Cowboys to a wild 105-103 Big 12 Conference triumph over the 23rd-ranked Longhorns.
JamesOn Curry added 28 points for Oklahoma State (16-2, 2-1 Big 12), which had not played since a 30-point loss at Kansas last Wednesday. The Cowboys' game at Nebraska on Saturday was postponed because of the ice storm that blanketed the Midwest.
A sensational freshman, Durant appeared as if he would lead Texas (13-4, 3-1) to victory when he scored on a follow shot, was fouled and sank the free throw with 10.2 seconds left in the final session, giving the visitors a 103-102 lead.
Durant, who is averaging a whopping 34 points in Big 12 play, finished with 37 points and 12 rebounds.
But Boggan nailed a double-pumped shot from the arc seven seconds later and Texas guard A.J. Abrams was whistled for traveling with two-tenths of a second left. The Cowboys ran out the clock to improve to 11-0 at home this season.
The game featured 16 lead changes and 15 ties. Neither team led by more than seven points.
Texas' D.J. Augustin tied the game, 71-71, on a 3-pointer with 13 seconds left in regulation. Curry missed a contested jumper near the free-throw line just before the buzzer and the game went into overtime.
In the first extra session, Durant made a jumper from the right elbow to forge an 81-81 tie with 25 seconds left. The Cowboys' David Monds dunked an alley-oop feed with 17.8 seconds to go but Augustin raced down the court and made a layup five seconds later.
Monds missed an off-balance jumper just before the buzzer and Boggan's follow shot was too late, sending the contest into double overtime.
Durant scored on a breakaway dunk with 16 seconds to go in the second extra period, tying the game at 91. The Longhorns tied the ball up with five seconds to play and got it back on the alternating possession, but Durant missed a 3-pointer that would have ended the game.
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FINAL IN 3RD OT 1ST 2ND 1OT 2OT 3OT TOTAL
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TEXAS (23) 36 35 12 10 10 103
OKLAHOMA ST (14) 38 33 12 10 12 105 FINAL IN 3RD OT
Jan 16 11:55 PM
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TEXAS (23) 93
OKLAHOMA ST (14) 93 End 2ND OT, GOING INTO 3RD OT
Jan 16 11:39 PM
- NCAA BB
TEXAS (23) 83
OKLAHOMA ST (14) 83 End 1ST OT, GOING INTO 2ND OT
Jan 16 11:20 PM
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TEXAS (23) 36
OKLAHOMA ST (14) 38 HALFTIME
Jan 16 9:51 PM
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