Oklahoma State survives late rally to beat Texas-San Antonio
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP)—Terrel Harris scored a game-high 21 points and Oklahoma State staved off a late comeback to beat Texas-San Antonio 73-61 Wednesday night.
The Cowboys shot a season-high 59.5 percent from the field and had three other players who scored in double figures—14 each from Marcus Dove and Byron Eaton and James Anderson’s 10 points.
Oklahoma State (8-5) scored the first six points of the contest and took a 26-10 lead after going on a 12-0 run midway through the first half. Texas-San Antonio narrowed the gap to 33-21 when junior Joey Shank connected on a 3-pointer with 2:29 left in the period and trailed 37-23 at halftime.
The Cowboys out-rebounded the Roadrunners 21-9 in the first 20 minutes and held them to 30.4-percent shooting.
The Cowboys gained a 51-33 advantage after a layup by sophomore Obi Muonelo but Texas-San Antonio responded with an 11-4 run and cut the lead to 57-48 when Shank hit a trey with 6:01 remaining.
The Roadrunners (6-6) made it a two-possession game, 65-59, when Travis Gabbidon knocked down a shot behind the arc with 1:47 left on the clock But Eaton hit four straight free throws in the final 1:20 to help Oklahoma State seal the victory.
Eaton went 12-of-14 from the charity stripe and has scored in double figures in four consecutive contests for the first time in his career.
Freshman Devin Gibson paced Texas-San Antonio with 19 points, Gabbidon added 15 and Shank recorded 14.
The Roadrunners (6-6) are coached by Brooks Thompson, who competed at Oklahoma State from 1992-94 and was the program’s director of basketball operations during the 2001-02 season.
The Cowboys committed a season-high 23 turnovers and were held to a season-low 11 attempts from three-point range.