But...OSU Is Our Friend...
Three overtimes just wasn't enough.
The Texas Longhorns lost their first conference game of the season to the Oklahoma St. Cowboys 103-105 on a last second shot from Mario Boggan Tuesday night. The Horns battled back from a two point deficit three times in the waning moments to force a third overtime period but came up short in the end.
Despite the lack of consistent defense, the Horns moved the ball like clockwork up and down the court. Kevin Durant provided a monster showing with 37 points and 12 rebounds. D.J. Augustin pitched in 19 points and 9 assists to cap off a 55 minute epic battle between the Big 12 elite.
Watching this team has been nothing short of spectacular. Like their football counterparts, a lot of questions needed to be answered after the seemingly invaluable cogs took the next step in their careers. Through 17 games, the Horns have the arguably the best freshman class in the nation. They also have at least two first round picks suiting up unless coach Rick Barnes can steal some of Mack Brown's staying power magic.
I don't usually take pride in losses, but it is exciting to see the capabilities of this team and the prospect of where they could go in the tournament.
Be on the look out.