howing. Page sank all three, and after a Roberson miss at the other end, got off a running 35-footer that just missed at the buzzer.
“We actually drew up a play for Marshall down in the post,” said Page, who led the Cowboys with 26 points, “but they doubled him and I saw that Reese turned his head, so I slid a little bit and got an open look. I thought it was going in.”
Neither team did much in the overtime, before Roberson drilled the decisive shot, a 3-pointer from the wing that sent Tech ahead 75-72 with :53 to play. Page made two foul shots with :37.8 showing, then found himself with the ball again as time ran down.
After Roberson missed two foul shots with :08.2 remaining, Page raced up the floor and into the lane, where his pull-up jumper was blocked by Mike Singletary.
“After he missed the two free throws, I knew I was going to try to get into the paint and either draw a foul or get an open look,” Page said. “I thought I had a decent look, but Singletary did a good job of getting his hand up and blocking the shot.”
Page, coming off a scoreless game against Texas, carried the Cowboys throughout, hitting four 3-pointers and making all 10 free throws in an effort to get to the line.
But OSU missed 19 shots in the lane, with the five starters combining to go just 21-of-59.
“Give Texas Tech credit, they sustained our runs at them,” Ford said. “And that's not always easy to do.
“But we just had too many missed opportunities.”