Texas 80, Oklahoma St. 69

Saturday, February 17th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) _ Texas held off a second-half Oklahoma State rally that tied the game at the end of regulation, then dominated the Cowboys in overtime in an 80-69 win Saturday.

Texas (19-7, 8-4) made 9 of 12 free throws in the extra period, while Oklahoma State went scoreless after Maurice Baker fouled out with 3:36 left in overtime.

Oklahoma State (15-7, 6-5) trailed by as many as 14 points in the second half, but Baker led a fierce comeback and tied the game at 67 on a layup with 5.2 seconds in regulation.

The Cowboys were lost without him in overtime, managing just two free throws early on before being shut down by the Texas defense.

Texas was led by the 24 points of Chris Owens, who dominated in the first half. But Owens went 1-of-6 from the line in the final 3:27 of regulation, allowing Baker and the Cowboys back into the game.

Texas led 42-34 after a first half that saw the Cowboys jump out to a 15-8 lead with 12:59 left. But Texas went on a 12-2 run capped by a 3-pointer by Maurice Evans at the 9:33 mark for a 20-17 Longhorn lead.

OSU made just 5-of-13 free throws in the first half and lost its first game at home this season.

Baker finished with 24 points, 19 of them in the second half. Victor Williams added 18 points for the Cowboys.

Maurice Evans chipped in 15 points for Texas, while Royal Ivey had 13.