OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -- Kevin Durant had 26 points and hit the decisive 3-pointer to help Number 15 Texas hold off Oklahoma State
69-to-64 today in the Big 12 Conference men's semifinals.
Texas plays second-ranked Kansas tomorrow for the tournament
O-S-U (22-12) rallied from a 10-point second-half deficit to tie
the game at 61-61 on a basket by James-On Curry with 1:26 left.
Texas' D-J Augustin missed at the other end, but the rebound was
tipped out to Durant, who made a 3-pointer with 46-point-3 seconds
Byron Eaton threw the ball away on the Cowboys' subsequent
possession, and A-J Abrams and Damion James combined to go 5-of-6
from the free-throw line in the final 26-point-1 seconds to seal
the win for Texas.
Curry led O-S-U with 24 points and Mario Boggan added 21.