National Basketball Association
Texas Christian 81, Oklahoma State 78
When: 9:00 PM ET, Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Where: Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena, Fort Worth, Texas
# John Higgins, # Tony Padilla, # Darron George
Jaedon LeDee's tiebreaking three-point play with 2.2 seconds left lifted TCU to an 81-78 win over Oklahoma State on Wednesday in Fort Worth, Texas.
The dramatic finish allowed the Horned Frogs (10-7, 3-5 Big 12) to snap a five-game losing streak.
RJ Nembhard led TCU with 20 points and seven assists while Mike Miles added 18 points and five assists. Charles O'Bannon had 15 points and seven rebounds, and Kevin Samuel contributed 14 points and six rebounds.
Cade Cunningham scored 19 points for Oklahoma State (11-5, 4-5), which lost for just the second time in six games. Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe amassed 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Cowboys, Rondel Walker scored 16 points and Bryce Williams added 11 points.
The teams traded shots down the stretch, with neither taking more than a three-point lead in the last five minutes.
Oklahoma State had a two-point edge before Miles converted a layup to tie the game with 17 seconds left.
Cunningham took the ball up and could have held for the last shot, but instead opted to take a wild layup attempt that missed. The Horned Frogs sped down the floor, and LeDee drove to the basket for the winning bucket. A foul by Avery Anderson III allowed LeDee to increase the lead to three at the free-throw line.
The game was tied 34-34 at halftime, but the Horned Frogs went on a 9-1 run to take a 10-point lead with 12:01 left.
Cunningham, the Cowboys' star freshman, was largely a nonfactor in the game's first 30 minutes. He was held scoreless in the first half, playing only eight minutes in the period after picking up two early fouls.
Cunningham kept Oklahoma State in the game over the last 10 minutes, though, scoring 15 points over that span.
Grad transfer Ferron Flavors Jr. played his first game since Jan. 4 for the Cowboys after being out with a finger injury. He knocked down two 3-pointers in his return, one of which gave Oklahoma State a one-point lead with 4:36 remaining, and he finished with six points in eight minutes.
The Horned Frogs were able to overcome a hot outside shooting night from the Cowboys. Oklahoma State hit eight of its 15 attempts from deep while TCU converted only two of its seven 3-point tries.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
Cade Cunningham 19
RJ Nembhard 20
Bryce Williams 6
RJ Nembhard 7
Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe 10
Charles O'Bannon Jr. 7
Cade Cunningham 7
||Free Throws Made
Kevin Samuel 4
Avery Anderson III 1
Mike Miles 2
Avery Anderson III 2
Kevin Samuel 2
Team Stats Summary