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Last weekend, Stillwater became the electric factory.
The Gallagher-Iba Arena at Oklahoma State University became ecstatic after the Cowboys’ overtime victory Saturday against the University of Oklahoma, then the No. 4 basketball team in the country.
Normally, the traditional bedlam game is one full of excitement and energy, but this year’s contest was extra special. Oklahoma’s Trae Young, an All-American and the Sooners’ prized player, was predicted to torch OSU, and he did for 48 points. But the home team prevailed.
In the first half, the Cowboys looked like they were going to pull out a significant victory by keeping a consistent lead of 10 points or more. But OU rallied after halftime. Young started making shots and put the OSU defense on its heels. Everyone in the arena thought that there was no way OSU could withstand OU’s comeback in the second half.
OU was up by three points with eight seconds left on the clock and OSU fans were ready for defeat, but Kendall Smith drained a three-pointer and put OSU back in the game. OSU fans lost their minds and the Cowboys’ mood immediately became positive.
Ultimately, in overtime, Young was forced to take a poor shot with 7.4 seconds remaining and OSU won.
Even though they earned that amazing victory against one of its biggest rivals, the Cowboys were unable to beat Texas Tech on the road Tuesday night. OU bounced back from the loss by beating No. 5 Kansas in Norman, also Tuesday.