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No. 11 Texas Tech shares Big 12 lead after 84-80 OT win

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Texas Tech got an unexpected sneak peek at March Madness and found a way to survive against an Oklahoma State team that's playing for pride in a season of turmoil.

Davide Moretti had 20 points, including four free throws in the final 18 seconds of overtime, and the 11th-ranked Red Raiders escaped with an 84-80 win over the Cowboys on Wednesday night to move into a share of the Big 12 lead.

''This is what March is going to be like,'' Texas Tech coach Chris Beard said. ''It just started a day early for us.''

Jarrett Culver had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Texas Tech (23-5, 11-5), which four days earlier had a dominating 29-point home win over Kansas. The Red Raiders blew a 14-point lead in the second half against Oklahoma State (10-18, 3-12), which is tied with West Virginia at the bottom of the conference standings and is playing short-handed after three players were dismissed in January.

The Cowboys stayed in the game with outside shooting, making a school-record 17 3-pointers.

The Red Raiders moved into a tie with No. 16 Kansas State and a game ahead of the 15th-ranked Jayhawks, who rebounded from their lopsided loss in Lubbock with a win Monday over their Sunflower State rival.

Moretti was 12 of 12 from the free-throw line. He also made four in the closing seconds of regulation, but Lindy Waters hit four 3-pointers in the final 55 seconds.

Waters, who finished with 26 points and seven 3s, forced overtime when he sprinted down the court. He worked past Culver and shot over a leaping Tariq Owens from the right wing to beat the buzzer and tie the game at 71 after the Cowboys almost had a turnover.

''Disappointed in the result, but I thought the kids played with great energy and great togetherness, especially with the way we played on the road Saturday,'' Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton said.

Moretti's two free throws with 8 seconds left made it 71-68 before Cameron McGriff's ensuing inbound pass was deflected by Culver as Waters reached out for the ball before it went out of bounds with 7.1 seconds left. There was a long replay review before officials determined it was still Oklahoma State's ball.

Texas Tech senior Matt Mooney hit two driving bank shots in the final 1:13 of overtime, and Moretti helped ice the win with free throws, the last two with 8 seconds left.

''Obviously on a night when we didn't play our best, we give Oklahoma State credit for not letting us play our best,'' Beard said. ''I'm proud of our team for finding a way to win.

''We found a way to win when the other team played lights-out.''

Oklahoma State never led in overtime, and it was last tied at 78 on another 3 by Waters with 1:01 left.

Thomas Dziagwa added 20 points with six 3s for the Cowboys.

Owens had 16 points for Tech.

BIG PICTURE

Oklahoma State: The Cowboys showed a ton of gumption after they got blown out by Kansas State 84-45 four days earlier, the program's worst loss since 1933. ... Walk-on Dee Mitchell, added to the roster on Feb. 11, hit a 3-pointer with 3:18 left in regulation to make it 59-58, the first lead for the Cowboys.

Texas Tech: The Raiders showed a knack for survival on a night when they didn't come close to matching the level of play that sparked the huge win over Kansas.

OFFENSIVE STRUGGLES

Texas Tech struggled offensively for much of the second half to fuel the Cowboys' comeback. Until Moretti's 3-pointer and Culver's driving basket moments later, the Raiders made only 7 of 19 field goals and were 0 for 6 from 3-point range. That came on the heels of Tech making a season-high 16 3s in the romp over Kansas, part of a 61-percent shooting night.

Culver made only 7 of 22 field goals. He made 10 of 21 shots against Kansas on the way to 26 points.

The Raiders were a season-worst 3 for 19 from outside the 3-point arc.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

As hot as Oklahoma State was from outside, the Cowboys struggled from inside the arc. They finished 9 of 32 (28 percent) on 2-point attempts. ... Mooney's two late baskets salvaged an otherwise miserable night. Before those makes, he was 1 of 9 shooting and he ended up 0 for 4 from 3-point range. ... Oklahoma State is playing with seven scholarship players and six walk-ons. By the time the game ended, one of those seven had fouled out and three others had four fouls, as did Mitchell. ... Texas Tech finished with only seven turnovers, which matched its fewest in a Big 12 game this season. The Red Raiders have given away the ball fewer than 10 times in each of the last four outings. ... Wednesday was the first time in 10 games a Texas Tech game wasn't decided by double digits.

UP NEXT

Oklahoma State: The Cowboys head home to host Kansas on Saturday.

Texas Tech: The Raiders play at TCU on Saturday.

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Key Players
C. McGriff
12 F
J. Culver
23 G
31.2 Min. Per Game 31.2
18.0 Pts. Per Game 18.0
3.7 Ast. Per Game 3.7
6.1 Reb. Per Game 6.1
37.5 Field Goal % 48.7
30.6 Three Point % 33.6
75.8 Free Throw % 68.5
  Thomas Dziagwa missed 3-pt. jump shot 2.0
+ 1 Davide Moretti made 2nd of 2 free throws 7.0
+ 1 Davide Moretti made 1st of 2 free throws 7.0
  Personal foul on Isaac Likekele 7.0
+ 1 Dee Mitchell made 3rd of 3 free throws 8.0
  Dee Mitchell missed 2nd of 3 free throws 8.0
+ 1 Dee Mitchell made 1st of 3 free throws 8.0
  Shooting foul on Tariq Owens 8.0
+ 1 Davide Moretti made 2nd of 2 free throws 17.0
+ 1 Davide Moretti made 1st of 2 free throws 17.0
  Personal foul on Dee Mitchell 17.0
Team Stats
Points 80 84
Field Goals 26-64 (40.6%) 28-67 (41.8%)
3-Pointers 17-32 (53.1%) 3-19 (15.8%)
Free Throws 11-13 (84.6%) 25-32 (78.1%)
Total Rebounds 34 44
Offensive 6 9
Defensive 26 31
Team 2 4
Assists 12 11
Steals 3 5
Blocks 1 4
Turnovers 11 6
Fouls 27 16
Technicals 0 0
26 PTS, 4 REB, 2 AST
20 PTS, 3 REB, 1 AST
12OTT
away team logo Oklahoma State 10-18 2744980
home team logo 11 Texas Tech 23-5 37341384
Team Stats
away team logo Oklahoma State 10-18 68.1 PPG 37.5 RPG 13.2 APG
home team logo 11 Texas Tech 23-5 72.8 PPG 36.3 RPG 13.6 APG
Key Players
21
L. Waters III G 12.2 PPG 4.2 RPG 2.8 APG 43.7 FG%
25
D. Moretti G 11.5 PPG 2.1 RPG 2.4 APG 49.8 FG%
Top Scorers
L. Waters III G 26 PTS 4 REB 2 AST
D. Moretti G 20 PTS 3 REB 1 AST
40.6 FG% 41.8
53.1 3PT FG% 15.8
84.6 FT% 78.1
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
L. Waters III 26 4 2 9/18 7/10 1/1 4 44 1 0 0 1 3
T. Dziagwa 20 6 4 7/12 6/9 0/0 4 44 0 0 3 0 6
C. McGriff 8 11 2 2/11 0/4 4/4 3 43 1 0 2 3 8
I. Likekele 7 4 3 2/7 0/1 3/3 3 28 1 0 3 1 3
Y. Anei 3 4 0 1/2 0/0 1/2 5 15 0 1 2 0 4
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
L. Waters III 26 4 2 9/18 7/10 1/1 4 44 1 0 0 1 3
T. Dziagwa 20 6 4 7/12 6/9 0/0 4 44 0 0 3 0 6
C. McGriff 8 11 2 2/11 0/4 4/4 3 43 1 0 2 3 8
I. Likekele 7 4 3 2/7 0/1 3/3 3 28 1 0 3 1 3
Y. Anei 3 4 0 1/2 0/0 1/2 5 15 0 1 2 0 4
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Jones 11 3 1 4/13 3/7 0/0 4 37 0 0 1 1 2
D. Mitchell 5 0 0 1/1 1/1 2/3 4 12 0 0 0 0 0
D. Demuth 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
T. Reeves - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Major - - - - - - - - - - - - -
G. Simpson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Taylor - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Wagner - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Hadlock - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 80 32 12 26/64 17/32 11/13 27 225 3 1 11 6 26
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Moretti 20 3 1 3/4 2/2 12/12 3 38 0 0 2 0 3
J. Culver 19 10 1 7/22 1/5 4/5 2 38 2 0 2 3 7
T. Owens 16 6 0 7/10 0/0 2/3 4 32 1 2 1 4 2
N. Odiase 8 8 0 4/4 0/0 0/2 0 20 1 0 0 1 7
M. Mooney 6 2 6 3/11 0/4 0/0 1 41 1 0 0 0 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Moretti 20 3 1 3/4 2/2 12/12 3 38 0 0 2 0 3
J. Culver 19 10 1 7/22 1/5 4/5 2 38 2 0 2 3 7
T. Owens 16 6 0 7/10 0/0 2/3 4 32 1 2 1 4 2
N. Odiase 8 8 0 4/4 0/0 0/2 0 20 1 0 0 1 7
M. Mooney 6 2 6 3/11 0/4 0/0 1 41 1 0 0 0 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Corprew 7 3 0 3/7 0/2 1/2 1 13 0 1 1 1 2
B. Francis 4 4 2 1/5 0/2 2/4 3 24 0 1 0 0 4
K. Edwards 4 4 1 0/4 0/4 4/4 2 19 0 0 0 0 4
A. Sorrells - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Benson - - - - - - - - - - - - -
P. Hicks - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Ondigo - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Moore - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Mballa - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. McCullar - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 84 40 11 28/67 3/19 25/32 16 225 5 4 6 9 31