Emanuel Miller scored 21 points as TCU defeated Oklahoma State, 74-69, on Tuesday night in Stillwater, Okla., to snap a two-game skid.
The road win comes on the heels of consecutive losses, as the Horned Frogs entered just 2-2 on the road. TCU (14-5, 3-3 Big 12 Conference) shot 52.6 percent from the floor, as Micah Peavy added 16 points and Avery Anderson III finished with 15 points.
Oklahoma State (8-11, 0-6) dropped its sixth straight game, as the Cowboys didn’t make a field goal in the 5:54. John-Michael Wright led the Cowboys with 16 points.
After a back-and-forth opening minutes of the first half, the Cowboys took an 8-6 lead to jumpstart a 13-0 run. Eric Dailey Jr. scored the first two baskets of the run and Oklahoma State knocked down three 3-pointers during the burst.
Bryce Thompson’s 3-pointer with 5:58 remaining widened the lead to 17 points, but TCU responded. The Horned Frogs chipped away, cutting the deficit to single digits with 4:10 on Xavier Cork’s dunk. TCU closed the opening half on a 14-2 spurt and trailed Oklahoma State 37-33 at the break.
The Horned Frogs took a 42-39 lead at the 17:38 mark of the second half before Oklahoma State regained the advantage on consecutive 3-pointers from Wright. The lead changed hands nine times in the second half, but never widened beyond five points for either side.
A 5-0 TCU run with under seven minutes left put the Horned Frogs up 66-61 before Wright countered with another 3-pointer on the Cowboys’ ensuing possession. TCU maintained its lead down the stretch of the final five minutes.
With 1:02 left, Oklahoma State’s Jarius Hicklen knocked down a pair of free throws, cutting TCU’s lead to 72-69. After a missed TCU free throw, the Cowboys took possession, but turned it over on Javon Small’s charging foul. Miller and Chuck O’Bannon Jr. each converted on a free throw for TCU in the final 19 seconds, sealing the Horned Frogs’ win.
–Field Level Media
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