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Mitchell Northam | NCAA.com | February 27, 2019

Oklahoma State player hits 4 threes in final minute, but No. 11 Texas Tech survives in OT

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Oklahoma State guard Lindy Waters pulled off an incredible feat Wednesday night, connecting on four three-point shots in the final 53 seconds of regulation against No. 11 Texas Tech.

The Cowboys trailed by six points before Waters hit his third shot from behind the arc, and his sixth make of the game came with just two seconds left, sending the contest into overtime.

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Unfortunately for the Cowboys and Waters, his efforts couldn’t lead them to an upset win over the Red Raiders. Waters hit another three in overtime, but Texas Tech connected on three lay-ups, a dunk and five free throws to pull away for an 84-80 victory.

Waters, a 6-foot-6 junior from Norman, Oklahoma, tallied a season-high 26 points on 18 shot attempts. He also had four rebounds, two assists and a steal.

For Texas Tech, which has now won six straight, Davide Moretti led the way with 20 points and three rebounds. The sophomore from Italy knocked down four free throws in overtime.

The win for the Red Raiders puts them in a two-way tie atop the Big 12 with Kansas State, as both have 11-4 conference records. Oklahoma State is saddled in a last-place tie withe West Virginia.

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Mitchell Northam is a graduate of Salisbury University. His work has been featured at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Orlando Sentinel, SB Nation, FanSided, USA Today and the Delmarva Daily Times. He grew up on Maryland's Eastern Shore and is now based in Durham, N.C.

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