Twice before Texas had beaten Oklahoma State this season . . . by a total of seven points. Barn burners both.
And heading down the stretch Friday it looked like another.
But after Oklahoma State threw in three straight three-pointers to draw within three, Texas pulled out the fire hose and doused hopes of a Cowboy upset in the second round of the Big 12 Conference Tournament.
Top-seeded Texas 66, No. 9 Oklahoma State 59.
The Longhorns move on to Saturday’s first semifinal against the winner of the Colorado-Oklahoma game on Friday.
Oklahoma State, falling to 17-15 overall, waits around until Sunday to see if the NIT or CBI tournaments will invite them to the post-season.