Oklahoma State was inches away from upsetting No. 2 Oklahoma

Oklahoma star Buddy Hield had 46 points in a loss to Kansas last week. Now Oklahoma State guard Juwan Evans, with 42 points in Wednesday’s loss to the Sooners, knows the feeling as well.

Hield and Evans own the top two scoring performances in the Big 12 this season, but it was Evans who was the most impressive in the Sooners’ 74-72 win and Evans who helped the Cowboys close a nine-point lead in the final 6½ minutes.

The crowd was feeling the upset brewing and Jeffrey Carroll got off a 3-point attempt at the buzzer. The shot caromed off the backboard and then bounced out of the cylinder after a hard meeting with the front of the rim, resulting in the collective sigh of disappointment in Stillwater.

Hield didn’t have a great game (26 points, yes, but also 10 turnovers), but he has still had a pretty awesome month. Hield was named CBS Sports Player of the Week for the second time in the past month Monday and currently leads Gary Parrish’s list of Player of the Year candidates, but our awards don’t have quite the same longevity as the school record books, where Hield will leave his name in several places when he ends his great career.

Against Oklahoma State, Hield became the school’s all-time leader for 3-pointers made in the second half.

Buddy Hield is now the school’s all-time 3-point leader. (USATSI)


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