Cowboys Rally Past Tulsa, 59-56

Le'Bryan Nash scored 21 points and Keiton Page added 15 as Oklahoma State rallied for a 59-56 win over visiting Tulsa Wednesday night at Gallager-Iba Arena in Stillwater.The game was tied at 7-7 early before the Cowboys (4-2) scored 11 straight points to lead 18-7 on Brian Williams' lay-up with 11:18 left in the first half.Tulsa trimmed the lead to 25-23 on Steven Idlet's lay-up with 1:43 left in the half, but OSU scored the next seven points to lead 32-23 at the break.Tulsa (4-4) finally gained the lead when Tim Pete came up with a steal and passed it ahead to Jordan Clarkson for a lay-up and a 39-38 lead with 12:46 left.TU's lead would grow to seven at 50-43 before Nash spurred the comeback, scoring the next eight points for Oklahoma State to cut the lead to 52-51. Page would put the Cowboys ahead for good on a 3-pointer with 2:25 to play.The Golden Hurricane couldn't get a shot to fall down the stretch and had to foul. Reger Dowell made three free throws, but missed a pair with three seconds left that gave Tulsa a chance.But, Scottie Haralson's 3-point attempt at the buzzer missed and the Cowboys held on for the win, ending a two-game losing skid.OSU won despite being out-rebounded 39-30. The Cowboys countered by out-scoring the Golden Hurricane 30-12 in points off the bench.Tulsa was led by Clarkson's 18 points. Steven Idlet added 13 points.The Golden Hurricane next hosts Arizona State Saturday at the Reynolds Center. The Sun Devils are 2-and-4 after a four-point loss at home against DePaul.Oklahoma State plays Sunday at home against Langston.