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Last-second shot for TCU in 70-68 win over Oklahoma State

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) JD Miller certainly wasn't the first option for TCU on the final play. He still made the game-winning shot.

Miller hit a short running fadeaway jumper in the final second and the Horned Frogs beat Oklahoma State 70-68 after blowing a 13-point lead in the second half.

''To be truly honest, that play was not supposed to go to me,'' said Miller, 2-of-11 shooting before his winning shot. ''It worked out great.''

With Alex Robinson guarded, Miller got the inbound pass and worked his way down the court. Instead of kicking out to guard Kendric Davis, Miller cut through the lane and took the tough shot.

''Probably our last option, but it is an option,'' coach Jamie Dixon said. ''It's something we practiced over and over, but I don't know if we've had it finish like that before.''

Miller was mobbed by his teammates as the buzzer sounded and Oklahoma State players headed to the tunnel toward the locker room. The game wasn't quite over, with officials putting .3 seconds back on the clock after looking at the replay, though a last-ditch full-court pass didn't work out for the Cowboys.

''They made a tough shot at the end to beat us,'' Cowboys coach Mike Boynton said.

Desmond Bane had 26 points, including six 3-pointers, for TCU (16-6, 4-5 Big 12). Alex Robinson had 10 points and 11 assists, becoming the school's career leader in assists.

''It's a really cool accomplishment, but JD stole the show,'' Robinson said. ''That was amazing.''

The final shot by Miller, who finished with 11 points, capped a game-ending 10-3 run for the Horned Frogs.

Kouat Noi had 12 points on four 3-pointers for TCU.

Yor Anei scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half for Oklahoma State (9-13, 2-7). Isaac Likekele had 17 points and Thomas Dziagwa had 14 points, including a tying 3-pointer with 5.6 seconds left.

TCU led 46-33 with just under 15 minutes left before the Cowboys' 24-4 run to go up 57-50 on Anei's layup with 5:28 left.

It wasn't until Bane's second-effort basket with 1:16 left that the Frogs regained the lead. His initial shot was blocked by Lindy Waters, but Bane got the ball back and immediately took another shot that went in for a 66-65 lead. Bane added two free throws with 24 seconds left before Dziagwa's tying shot.

BIG PICTURE

Oklahoma St.: Despite having only seven scholarship players, and a five-game Big 12 losing streak, the Cowboys are playing hard.

''I am proud of our team, fighting an uphill battle on most nights short-handed,'' Boynton said. ''We didn't play as well as we needed to in the first half to really put ourselves in a position, but I am proud of our kids for the way they fought in the second half to make it a competitive game.''

TCU: The Horned Frogs continued their pattern of winning Big 12 home games after losing on the road. They are 4-0 at home in conference games, part of eight home wins in a row overall. They are 0-5 on the road in conference games.

A-ROB's HELPERS

Robinson's fourth assist of the game, the 576th of his career, came on a 3-pointer by Bane with just under nine minutes left in the first half. That surpassed the school record of 575 set from 2002-05 by Corey Santee, who congratulated Robinson in a video message shown during the ensuing timeout.

UP NEXT

Oklahoma State is on the road again to play No. 13 Kansas.

TCU plays Saturday at No. 17 Iowa State, then is back home next Monday night to play the Jayhawks.

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Key Players
C. McGriff
A. Robinson
33.3 Min. Per Game 33.3
12.8 Pts. Per Game 12.8
7.3 Ast. Per Game 7.3
3.7 Reb. Per Game 3.7
39.1 Field Goal % 45.5
34.1 Three Point % 33.9
76.6 Free Throw % 66.7
+ 2 JD Miller made fade-away jump shot 1.0
+ 3 Thomas Dziagwa made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Isaac Likekele 6.0
+ 1 Desmond Bane made 2nd of 2 free throws 24.0
+ 1 Desmond Bane made 1st of 2 free throws 24.0
  Personal foul on Lindy Waters III 24.0
  Offensive rebound by Kouat Noi 28.0
  Kouat Noi missed jump shot 30.0
  Defensive rebound by Kouat Noi 55.0
  Isaac Likekele missed jump shot 57.0
+ 2 Desmond Bane made dunk 1:15
  Offensive rebound by Desmond Bane 1:16
Team Stats
Points 68 70
Field Goals 25-52 (48.1%) 23-58 (39.7%)
3-Pointers 5-16 (31.3%) 11-30 (36.7%)
Free Throws 13-15 (86.7%) 13-17 (76.5%)
Total Rebounds 31 34
Offensive 4 8
Defensive 22 22
Team 5 4
Assists 16 14
Steals 6 5
Blocks 3 5
Turnovers 10 10
Fouls 14 15
Technicals 0 0
20 PTS, 5 REB, 1 AST
26 PTS, 3 REB
12T
away team logo Oklahoma State 9-13 284068
home team logo TCU 16-6 393170
Team Stats
away team logo Oklahoma State 9-13 68.1 PPG 37.5 RPG 13.2 APG
home team logo TCU 16-6 73.8 PPG 39.1 RPG 16.2 APG
Key Players
14
Y. Anei F 7.7 PPG 4.8 RPG 0.7 APG 61.6 FG%
1
D. Bane G 15.2 PPG 5.7 RPG 2.4 APG 50.2 FG%
Top Scorers
Y. Anei F 20 PTS 5 REB 1 AST
D. Bane G 26 PTS 3 REB 0 AST
48.1 FG% 39.7
31.3 3PT FG% 36.7
86.7 FT% 76.5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Y. Anei 20 5 1 7/7 0/0 6/7 3 32 0 2 1 1 4
I. Likekele 17 3 7 7/13 0/1 3/4 2 39 4 0 3 1 2
T. Dziagwa 14 3 1 5/11 4/7 0/0 2 33 0 0 1 0 3
C. McGriff 8 5 1 3/9 0/1 2/2 5 36 0 0 1 2 3
L. Waters III 7 7 5 2/7 1/4 2/2 2 39 2 1 4 0 7
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Y. Anei 20 5 1 7/7 0/0 6/7 3 32 0 2 1 1 4
I. Likekele 17 3 7 7/13 0/1 3/4 2 39 4 0 3 1 2
T. Dziagwa 14 3 1 5/11 4/7 0/0 2 33 0 0 1 0 3
C. McGriff 8 5 1 3/9 0/1 2/2 5 36 0 0 1 2 3
L. Waters III 7 7 5 2/7 1/4 2/2 2 39 2 1 4 0 7
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Jones 2 3 1 1/5 0/3 0/0 0 20 0 0 0 0 3
D. Demuth 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
T. Reeves - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Major - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 68 26 16 25/52 5/16 13/15 14 200 6 3 10 4 22
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Bane 26 3 0 9/17 6/9 2/3 2 39 1 0 0 1 2
K. Noi 12 7 0 4/11 4/10 0/0 2 35 0 0 1 1 6
J. Miller 11 9 0 3/12 1/5 4/6 3 36 2 0 1 4 5
A. Robinson 10 4 11 2/8 0/3 6/7 2 37 1 0 5 0 4
K. Samuel 6 7 0 3/3 0/0 0/0 4 28 0 4 0 2 5
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Bane 26 3 0 9/17 6/9 2/3 2 39 1 0 0 1 2
K. Noi 12 7 0 4/11 4/10 0/0 2 35 0 0 1 1 6
J. Miller 11 9 0 3/12 1/5 4/6 3 36 2 0 1 4 5
A. Robinson 10 4 11 2/8 0/3 6/7 2 37 1 0 5 0 4
K. Samuel 6 7 0 3/3 0/0 0/0 4 28 0 4 0 2 5
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Davis 3 0 1 1/3 0/0 1/1 1 10 0 0 0 0 0
R. Nembhard 2 0 2 1/3 0/2 0/0 0 11 1 0 1 0 0
L. Mayen 0 0 0 0/1 0/1 0/0 0 2 0 1 2 0 0
R. Barlow 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
A. McWilliam - - - - - - - - - - - - -
D. Arnette - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Archie - - - - - - - - - - - - -
O. Aschieris - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 70 30 14 23/58 11/30 13/17 15 200 5 5 10 8 22