Cowboys Escape Wildcats In Overtime Behind Newberry's Double-Double

Saturday, February 13th 2016, 3:54 pm
By: News 9

Tavarius Shine came off the bench to score 11 points, five in overtime, to lead Oklahoma State to an 58-55 victory over Kansas State on Saturday.

Leyton Hammonds led the Cowboys (12-13, 3-9 Big 12) with 13 points, while adding six rebounds, as his team snapped a three-game losing streak. Oklahoma State had lost nine of its previous 11, with five of those defeats decided by five points or fewer.

Justin Edwards scored 14 points and posted 13 rebounds to lead Kansas State (14-11, 3-9).

Oklahoma State nearly won it at the end of regulation, as it appeared that Jeff Newberry hit a 3-pointer from half court just as the buzzer sounded. The officials called it good, but a video review showed that Newberry released the ball a split second after the clock expired, overturning the verdict.

In overtime, Shine connected on a 3 from the right corner with 3:06 left, then sank two free throws with 1:10 to go, giving the Cowboys a 57-52 advantage.

After missing three consecutive free throws, K-State pulled to within 57-55 on Edwards' layup with 22.2 seconds remaining, but a free throw from Newberry gave OSU a three-point lead with 21.6 to go.

The Wildcats had three attempts from 3-point range in the final 10 seconds, including one at the buzzer by Stephen Hurt, but none would fall.

Oklahoma State led 27-22 at halftime and made it 30-22 after Hammonds' 3-pointer 17 seconds in, but Kansas State used a 9-1 run over the next seven-plus minutes to pull to within 32-31 after Carlbe Ervin's two free throws with 12:07 remaining.

The Wildcats pulled ahead 36-35 for their first lead of the game after Wesley Iwundu sank two free throws with 10:26 to go.

After that, the teams exchanged leads seven different times in regulation. Tyree Griffin's two free throws gave Oklahoma State a 52-50 advantage with 1:02 left, but D.J. Johnson's dunk with 53 seconds tied it again, setting the stage for OT.


Kansas State: Junior guard Wesley Iwundu entered the game leading the Wildcats in scoring, averaging 12.7 points per game, but wound up with just five. Iwundu shot 1-for-7 from the floor, and missed a 1-and-1 free throw in overtime, but did contribute seven assists and two steals.

Oklahoma State: After entering the day leading the Big 12 in free throw shooting percentage (75.3), the Cowboys shot just 10 of 17 (58.8 percent) from the line. Tyree Griffin connected on just one of his first five before ending up 4-for-8 andJoe Burton missed two key free throws with 3:44 remaining in regulation.


Kansas State: on the road at TCU on Tuesday.

Oklahoma State: on the road at No. 6 Kansas on Monday.