Boggan, Oklahoma State outlast Texas Tech in double OTFeb 11, 2007 - 3:25 AM STILLWATER, Oklahoma (Ticker) -- One streak had to end and Mario Boggan made sure it would not belong to Oklahoma State.
Boggan scored 35 points, including a three-point play with 4.1 seconds left in double overtime, as the 17th-ranked Cowboys outlasted Texas Tech, 93-91, in a Big 12 Conference matchup.
Oklahoma State (19-5, 5-4 Big 12) ended a two-game losing streak and won its 17th consecutive game at home while improving to 4-0 in overtime games this season.
"If it was last year, we probably would have given up," Boggan said. "This year is different because we know a game is not over until the clock reads zero seconds left."
The Red Raiders (15-10, 4-6), meanwhile, absorbed their fifth straight loss, the longest skid for Hall of Fame coach Bob Knight since he was at Indiana in 1972.
The Cowboys made a near-miraculous comeback in the first overtime session, scoring six points in five seconds to get to a second extra session.
"I'm really proud of our guys," Cowboys coach Sean Sutton said. "This is the fourth time we have played in overtime ... and we were able to pull all four out. They showed a lot of grit and a lot of character down the stretch to hang in there and keep fighting.
"This is a game that we had to win. I am really proud of the way our players and fans stayed with the game and fought to the end to get us a win."
Boggan scored four points to give Oklahoma State an 89-83 lead with 2:15 left in the second overtime, only to see Texas Tech claw back with a 6-0 run to tie it on a layup by Michael Prince with 33 seconds to play.
That set up Boggan's heroics, as he rebounded a miss by David Monds and muscled home a shot from the lane while getting fouled with 4.1 seconds to go. The 6-7 senior completed the three-point play for a 92-89 lead.
Jarrius Jackson hit a pair of free throws with 1.3 seconds left, but the Red Raiders couldn't get off a good shot after Oklahoma State's JamesOn Curry made one free throw and missed the second intentionally.
Boggan finished 10-of-17 from the field and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Cowboys, who shot 51 percent (32-of-63).
"Mario has played great in close games," Sutton said. "You think about the Pittsburgh game, he had 30 points against them. In the Texas game he had 37 points and then 35 points today. He just willed us down the stretch."
Jackson scored 24 points for Texas Tech, though he missed a potential go-ahead layup with 30 seconds left in the first overtime.
"We both had some opportunities to win and they had one more than we did, and it's always tough to lose like that," Knight said. "I think that we played better than we have a lot over the course of the year. Anytime that you're in overtime you can pick out 50 things during the course of the game that would have enabled you to win it."
Texas Tech led by as many as 11 points in the second half and seemed on the way to breaking its skid when Jackson hit a corner jumper for an 80-73 lead with 1:29 left in the first overtime.
Trailing, 83-77, with under a minute left, Oklahoma State rallied with a stunning sequence of events.
After Monds hit one foul shot with 41 seconds to go, he missed the second, only to see Boggan get the rebound and score in the lane while getting fouled one second later. He hit the foul shot to cut the lead to 83-81 with 40 seconds left.
Curry stole the inbounds pass and drove in for the tying layup five seconds later, and Jackson then missed a layup at the other end to force another five minutes.
"We won and winning solves most things," Curry said. "There were a lot of things we did wrong but we got the win. This team has a lot of toughness."
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FINAL IN 2ND OT 1ST 2ND 1OT 2OT TOTAL
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TEXAS TECH 31 40 12 8 91
OKLAHOMA ST (17) 33 38 12 10 93 FINAL IN 2ND OT
Feb 10 6:41 PM
- NCAA BB
TEXAS TECH 83
OKLAHOMA ST (17) 83 End 1ST OT, GOING INTO 2ND OT
Feb 10 6:23 PM
- NCAA BB
TEXAS TECH 71
OKLAHOMA ST (17) 71 END 2ND HALF, GOING INTO OVERTIME
Feb 10 6:04 PM
- NCAA BB
TEXAS TECH 31
OKLAHOMA ST (17) 33 HALFTIME
Feb 10 4:54 PM
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