Cowboys Fall In Overtime

The Oklahoma State Cowboys were whistled for a season-high 30 personal fouls on Saturday afternoon but it's the one that the officials didn't call that may haunt the Cowboys in March. Jarrius Jackson scored 26 points, including a three-pointer to tie the game in the final seconds of regulation despite the Cowboys' efforts to foul him and send him to the free-throw line for two foul shots, as Texas Tech rallied to defeat OSU 92-90 in overtime in Lubbock, Texas.

OSU's Torre Johnson hit two free throws with 8.9 seconds remaining in regulation to put the Cowboys up 79-76. When the Red Raiders got the ball inbounds to Jackson the Cowboys attempted to foul him to prevent a three-point attempt. JamesOn Curry appeared to grab him in the backcourt right after Jackson received the inbounds pass, but no foul was called. Then, Cowboy point guard Jamaal Brown met him as he crossed midcourt and tried to wrap him up as well. Again, no foul was called and seconds later Jackson drilled a 22-footer with 2.4 seconds showing on the clock.

The Red Raiders outscored the Cowboys 13-11 in the extra five minutes of play to capture the victory. OSU lost its third consecutive game to fall to 12-8 overall and 2-4 in the Big 12 Conference, the Cowboys' worst conference start since the 1996-97 season. Texas Tech improves to 10-10 overall and 3-3 in the Big 12.

Jackson led the Red Raiders with 26 points and Martin Zeno contributed 20 for the Red Raiders, who made 25 of 38 free throws in the game.

Mario Boggan was one of four Cowboys in double figures. Boggan led the was with 22 points and 10 rebounds, while JamesOn Curry (19 points), Torre Johnson (18) and Byron Eaton (14) also scored in double figures.

The Cowboys will atempt to put an end to the three-game losing skid on Tuesday night when they host Nebraksa at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

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