OSU 72, Texas Tech 68

Sunday, March 13th 2005, 10:53 am
By: News On 6

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ John Lucas scored 19 points, including a crucial free throw with 4.4 seconds left, and Number 10 Oklahoma State earned its second straight Big 12 tournament championship with a 72-68 victory over Texas Tech.

Joey Graham, the tournament's most valuable player, added 16 points and 11 rebounds for the third-seeded Cowboys (24-6), who overcame 20 turnovers _ seven by Graham _ to win the last Big 12 tournament game in Kemper Arena.

Ronald Ross, who had 22 points and 10 rebounds for Texas Tech, airballed a 3-point attempt with time winding down and the fourth-seeded Red Raiders (20-10) trailing 71-68. Lucas caught the ball under the basket, was fouled, and hit the second of his two free throw attempts to put the game out of reach.