Oklahoma State pulls away to beat Longhorns

February 11, 2017

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- Phil Forte and Jeffrey Carroll each scored 18 points to lead Oklahoma State to a convincing 84-71 victory over Texas on Saturday.

Davon Dillard scored 15 points and had eight rebounds while Jawun Evans contributed 12 points, seven rebounds and six assists for Oklahoma State (16-9, 5-7 Big 12), which has won six of its last seven.

Jarrett Allen had 18 points and 10 rebounds for (10-15, 4-8), while Andrew Jones scored 16.

During a dominant stretch covering the last nine minutes of the first half and the first 2:32 of the second, Oklahoma State took over the contest, out-scoring the Longhorns 36-12 to take a 51-35 lead. The Cowboys maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the way.

BIG PICTURE

Texas: After pulling out a tight 67-65 win over Iowa State on Tuesday, the Longhorns jumped out to a strong start, leading by as much as eight in the first half before being overrun. ... Allen, just a freshman, continued his impressive growth into an impact player, recording at least 17 points and eight rebounds for the fourth straight game. Allen, a 60.2 percent free-throw shooter entering the day, did miss all seven of his free throws, though.

Oklahoma State: After a furious comeback attempt, which included a 12-0 run in the final three minutes, fell short in a 72-69 loss to No. 6 Baylor on Wednesday, the Cowboys bounced back with another strong performance. ... Following a mid-season tweak in defensive tactics, Oklahoma State has gone 6-1 and has consistently looked like an elite team, and that was on full display again.


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