OSU Narrowly Defeats South Carolina 74-70
Thomas Dziagwa matched a career high with 19 points, shooting 5 of 9 from 3-point range, to help lead Oklahoma State to a 74-70 victory over South Carolina in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge on Saturday afternoon.
In a close battle that saw 14 lead changes in the second half alone, the Cowboys outscored the Gamecocks 12-7 over the last 5 1/2 minutes to secure the win.
Lindy Waters III had 17 points, six rebounds and three assists, and Cam McGriff scored 14 for Oklahoma State (9-11), which snapped a three-game losing streak. Chris Silva contributed 15 points and nine rebounds and A.J. Lawson scored 12 for South Carolina (10-9), which lost for just the second time in its last eight contests.
It was a nice reversal for Oklahoma State, which was outscored 10-0 in the final five minutes of its 70-61 loss to Oklahoma on Wednesday.
This time, South Carolina went up 63-62 with 5:36 remaining on Silva's 10-foot jump shot, but a 12-4 run over the next five-plus minutes gave the Cowboys the victory. Waters made a key layup with 20 seconds to go to make it 72-67, and then sank two free throws with 5.6 seconds on the clock to seal it.
The Cowboys enjoy a week off at home before facing Kansas State next Saturday.