Boggan, Cowboys stun Aggies
Oklahoma City, OK (Sports Network) – Mario Boggan finished with 11 points and
netted the game-winning basket down the stretch, as Oklahoma State stunned
seventh-ranked Texas A&M, 57-56, in the quarterfinal round of the Big 12
Tournament at Ford Center.
David Monds added 11 points and five rebounds for the Cowboys (22-11), who
will hook up with either Texas or Baylor in the semifinals on Saturday.
Terrel Harris had nine points and JamesOn Curry also netted nine points to go
along with five assists and four boards before fouling out for Oklahoma State,
which shot 40 percent from the field for the game.
Joseph Jones poured in a game-high 18 points and had seven rebounds for the
Aggies (25-6), who turned the basketball over 13 times and were outscored
33-28 in the second half after leading most of the game.
Josh Carter had 14 points and Acie Law struggled with just 10 in the loss.
With Texas A&M leading the majority of the contest, Oklahoma State pulled to
within one point at 53-52 with about 4 1/2 minutes remaining after Boggan
drained a three-pointer from the top of the key.
After a defensive stop at the other end, the Cowboys moved in front after
Curry hit a wide-open shot from beyond the arc to give OSU a 55-53 lead with
about 3 1/2 minutes to go.
With 2 1/2 minutes remaining, the Aggies inched back in front at 56-55 after
Carter sunk a three-pointer off the left wing.
After a timeout, Boggan missed a jump shot in the paint, but Texas A&M gave
the ball right back after Dominique Kirk was stripped of the ball by Boggan.
Curry then drove hard to the hoop at the other end but fouled out of the game
after being whistled for charging, handing the ball back to the Aggies with
about a minute to play.
With about 30 seconds left, Antanas Kavaliauskas’ jump shot fell short and
Monds pulled down the rebound for OSU.
After a timeout, Boggan put the Cowboys in front at 57-56 with a mini-jump
hook shot down low with 11.5 seconds on the clock.
The Aggies then chose not to regroup with a timeout and quickly raced down the
court. Carter launched a three-pointer off the fast break and the ball rimmed
out. Kavaliauskas though grabbed the rebound and attempted a put-back shot
that did not go down. Once again the Aggies grabbed the rebound as Carter got
a shot off as time expired but the ball rattled out as the Cowboys held on for
Led by Jones’ 11 points on 3-of-6 shooting from the field, the Aggies led
28-24 at the break.
Harris paced the Cowboys with seven points in the opening half.
Oklahoma State was 11-of-12 from the charity stripe while Texas A&M was 12-
of-20 from the free throw line…The Cowboys’ bench outscored the Aggies’
reserves, 16-1…OSU held a 31-30 advantage in rebounds.