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Phil Forte stepped to the foul line and Marcus Smart couldn't bear to watch, so with 2.9 seconds left on the clock in a tie game, Oklahoma State's star freshman turned around.
Lined up along the lane, Smart simply turned around.
He only knew that Forte's foul shot had been made by the roar of the crowd.
Forte added the second of his two free throws a moment later, allowing No. 14 Oklahoma State to survive after blowing a 20-point lead for a 74-72 victory over Pierre Jackson and pesky Baylor in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament Thursday night.
''In close games like that, he's at the free-throw line, it's a tradition I do,'' Smart said of the decisive free throw. ''Turn around, relieve some of the pressure off him, having to look his teammate in the eyes, and he hit a big-time shot at a big moment.''
Jackson got a good look at a potential winning 3-pointer after Forte's two free throws, racing up the sideline opposi...
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. Word association time.
Kansas State. Shoot.
Oklahoma State guard Phil Forte: "Obviously, when you think of K-State, you think of an aggressive, physical basketball team."
Oklahoma State forward Michael Cobbins: "You've got to be careful with the ball around them. And you've just got to be mentally focused for both halves."...
Phil Forte hit two free throws with 2.9 seconds left and No. 14 Oklahoma State survived after blowing a 20-point lead to beat Pierre Jackson and Baylor 74-72 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament Thursday night.
Marcus Smart scored 21 points and LeBryan Nash had 14 for the Cowboys (24-7), who built a big first-half lead and then watched it all disappear as the Bears (18...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Phil Forte hit two free throws with 2.9 seconds left and No. 14 Oklahoma State survived after blowing a 20-point lead to beat Pierre Jackson and Baylor 74-72 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament Thursday night.
Marcus Smart scored 21 points and LeBryan Nash had 14 for the Cowboys (24-7), who built a big first-half lead and then watched it all disappear...
Oklahoma State got its 24th victory of the season Thursday night with a 74-72 victory over Baylor in a quarterfinal game at the Big 12 Tournament but it wasn't easy. The third-seeded Cowboys won despite allowing the Bears to come back from a 20-point, first-half deficit to tie the game in the final minute before winning on Phil Forte's two free throws. Here are images from...
KANSAS CITY — In the final minutes, the Sprint Center never sounded so quiet. Texas Tech vs. TCU on Wednesday might have provided better theater. From the very beginning of Oklahoma State’s semifinal match up with Kansas State, something seemed off. Early Cowboy offense came from a pair of Marcus Smart 3-pointers and an added triple by Phil Forte.