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Texas Basketball falls to Oklahoma State in overtime

Isaiah Taylor against Oklahoma State (Photo: courtesy UT Athletics Photography).

Isaiah Taylor against Oklahoma State (Photo: courtesy UT Athletics Photography).

Oklahoma State outlasts Horns in overtime 65-63, as Texas drops fourth straight

By Steve Habel/Senior Editor

AUSTIN – Oklahoma State’s Phil Forte III converted two free throws with 2.1 seconds remaining in overtime to lead the Cowboys past slumping 25th-ranked Texas 65-63 Wednesday night at the Frank Erwin Center.

Forte was fouled by the Longhorns’ Cameron Ridley on a last-ditch drive after Texas’ Connor Lammert hit one of two free throws with 11 seconds left to tie the game at 63-63.

The Longhorns’ Isaiah Taylor had a good look at a running 40-foot 3-pointer at the buzzer but his desperation shot glanced off the right side of the rim. The loss was Texas’ fourth in a row and sixth in its past eight games.

Texas (14-8, 3-6 in Big 12 play), playing without guard

Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .