The Sport Effect

No. 1 Baylor suffers second straight loss as Oklahoma State pulls the upset

WACO, Texas — Bryce Thompson shipped.

Oklahoma State’s transfer guard had his best general performance of his young occupation, major to the Cowboys’ signature gain in a season of ups and downs.

Thompson scored 19 factors to guide the slumping Cowboys to a beautiful 61-fifty four upset of No. 1-rated Baylor on Saturday in the Ferrell Middle.

OSU (9-seven, 2-three Big 12) salvaged a road vacation that was practically nothing but gloom in a huge way.

Now, the Cowboys get a a lot-needed break ahead of enjoying TCU on Wednesday in Stillwater.’

Here are three quick takeaways from the huge gain:

Bryce Thompson’s working day

Ferrell Middle was as loud as it had been all working day.

Baylor was last but not least inside one digits late in the sport. The Cowboys looked to practically be reeling.

And Thompson had an response, just like he did all working day.

He was tightly defended as he dribbled, pulled up and sunk a soar shot. OSU’s guide was back to eleven.

And it was an exclamation point on Thompson’s best working day as a Cowboy.

The Kansas transfer and former Tulsa Booker T. Washington star scored practically at will whilst enjoying his best protection of the 12 months.

He had a huge five-point outburst in the initially 50 %, hitting a three with 2:forty remaining for a 15-point guide. Then he received a steal and went coastline-to-coastline for a dunk and 17-point advantage.

Later, Thompson strike one more large jumper with 4:17 remaining. Baylor had lower the deficit to six. But Thompson stopped the momentum and yet again silenced the group.

But his largest times had been in the closing 23.8 seconds. He had 4 totally free shots, he had a huge steal and he dunked in the closing seconds to conclude the sport.

Protection stifles Baylor

The Bears’ offense had small response for the Cowboys.

OSU created an eighteen-point guide in the initially 50 %, seeking like the staff it was created to be. They led by 17 in the second 50 %.

And it was mostly guiding a protection that thwarted Baylor’s commonly powerful capturing.

The Bears shot 25.8% in the initially 50 % and 37% in the second 50 %.

And when they lower the Cowboys’ guide to a single with much less than a minute remaining, OSU forced a turnover with 26.6 seconds remaining.

Oklahoma Condition guard Bryce Williams celebrates with ahead Tyreek Smith (23) subsequent the Cowboys’ victory over Baylor at Ferrell Middle.

Not all is shed

The remainder of what was remaining felt like it was at a breaking point.

And there is continue to combat in the players. Which is a excellent indication considering all the things they’ve endured.

Following two disheartening losses at West Virginia and Texas Tech to start the 7 days, the Cowboys salvaged the brutal three-sport road vacation.

There is no postseason, just the online games they have remaining.

Jacob Unruh handles college sports activities for The Oklahoman. You can ship your tale concepts to him at [email protected] or on Twitter at @jacobunruh.

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