OSU Holds On To Defeat Texas

Saturday, February 28th 2009, 10:51 pm
By: News On 6

The Associated Press

STILLWATER, OK -- James Anderson scored 16 points, Marshall Moses added 15 points and 16 rebounds, and Oklahoma State held off a second-half charge by No. 25 Texas for a 68-59 win
Saturday night.

After trailing by 17 in the second half, the Longhorns (19-9, 8-6 Big 12) had three chances to tie the game in the final four minutes.

A.J. Abrams and Harrison Smith each missed 3-pointers that would have tied the game, and another Texas possession ended with a turnover before Moses hit a jumper in the lane to help the Cowboys start pulling away.

Keiton Page scored six of his 10 points on free throws in the final 61 seconds to help Oklahoma State (19-9, 8-6) nail down a crucial win in its bid to end a three-year NCAA tournament drought.

Damion James led the Longhorns with 18 points and 18 rebounds.