Cunningham shines, Oklahoma St beats No. 18 Texas Tech in OT

Cade Cunningham scored 20 aspects and Oklahoma Converse got previous Texas Tech in beyond in fashion time for the second time this season, beating the 18th-ranked Crimson Raiders 74-69 on Monday night.

Cunningham, the Nice 12’s main scorer and one amongst the nation’s high newbies, positioned on some degree out in front of about a dozen NBA scouts and executives, including Oklahoma Metropolis Remark in fashion supervisor Sam Presti. He made 8 of 13 photographs and had five rebounds.

Kalib Boone scored 18 aspects and Avery Anderson III added 16 for the Cowboys (15-6, 8-6 Nice 12), who rallied from an 11-point second-half deficit with Cunningham on the bench this capability that of contaminated concern. Oklahoma Converse also beat Texas Tech in beyond in fashion time on Jan. 2.

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“Here’s Nice 12 basketball in February,” Texas Tech coach Chris Beard talked about. “Oklahoma Converse — they played smartly tonight. We’ve had two beyond in fashion time battles with these guys. They appropriate haven’t gone our approach.”

Terrence Shannon Jr. scored 18 aspects and Mac McClung added 17 for Texas Tech (14-8, 6-7), which lost its third consecutive sport.

Oklahoma Converse made 15 of 24 free throws in law nevertheless drained 7 of 8 in the extra duration to claim its third straight clutch.

The discrepancy in free-throw makes an attempt clearly troubled Beard, even even when he did no longer straight criticize the officials.

“Two onerous-taking half in teams,” he talked about. “One team gets 32 free throws. The various team gets 12. One team fouls 24 times in line with the stat sheet. The various team fouls 13.”

Tech led 37-36 at halftime. The Crimson Raiders scored the most predominant six aspects of the second half, and Oklahoma Converse coach Mike Boynton known as a timeout.

Cunningham committed his fourth contaminated three minutes into the second half. Quickly after Cunningham sat, McClung hit an amazing turnaround jumper to position Tech up 45-36. The Cowboys missed their first nine photographs of the second half and did no longer obtain for more than 6 1/2 minutes.

Oklahoma Converse rallied with out Cunningham. Keylan Boone made a 3-pointer to in the break score the Cowboys on the board in the second half. Anderson’s layup on a baseline gash tied the sport at 47, and Oklahoma Converse in the break took the lead on a pair of free throws by Kalib Boone.

“I enjoy what it says is we beget a terribly factual team,” Boynton talked about. “Perhaps these varied guys aren’t as excessive by approach of their ceiling. I don’t think you’ll glimpse them next yr in an NBA uniform. They’re some essentially gritty, essentially factual college basketball avid gamers on our roster.”

Anderson talked about Boynton gave the team self assurance that it goes to moreover rally.

“Follow what we cease and preserve getting stops and photographs are going to descend,” he talked about. “And that’s what came about. We appropriate saved getting stops on the defensive cease.”

BIG PICTURE

Texas Tech: The Crimson Raiders’ three-sport skid will likely damage their NCAA Match seeding.

Oklahoma Converse: The Cowboys had been gritty, especially with Cunningham on the bench. They’ve stacked up some enormous wins.

QUOTABLE

Beard on a technical drawn by Clarence Nadolny: “We can’t beget participant technical fouls in a one-possession Nice 12 facet street sport in February. We can’t beget key avid gamers attempting to beget conversations with college officials. That doesn’t work that approach.”

STAT LINES

McClung, the Nice 12’s No. 4 scorer who got right here in averaging 16.9 aspects per sport, made 7 of 16 discipline dreams, nevertheless appropriate 1 of 5 3-pointers.

BIG MOMENT

Keylan Boone entered the sport having made 7 of 13 free throws on the season, nevertheless he made two basic ones with 14 seconds final in beyond in fashion time.

UP NEXT

Texas Tech will host No. 14 Texas on Saturday.

Oklahoma Converse will talk about over with No. 7 Oklahoma on Saturday.