Men's Hoops Falls to Oklahoma State
February 27, 1999
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Glendon Alexander scored all 16 of his points in the first half Saturday and Alex Webber tied his career high with 22 points as Oklahoma State ended the regular season with a 93-67 victory over Texas Tech.
Desmond Mason had 19 points and 12 rebounds for the Cowboys. Adrian Peterson, playing his final home game, scored 14 despite foul trouble and Doug Gottlieb had 15 assists.
Oklahoma State (19-9, 10-6 Big 12) is the fifth seed in the conference tournament and will play Baylor in the first round Thursday. The seeding for Texas Tech (13-16, 5-11) was to be determined by other league games.
Stan Bonewitz scored 19 and Rayford Young had 18 for Texas Tech.
Alexander made all six of his shots in the first half and was 4-of-4 from 3-point range. The Cowboys shot 60 percent in the half and were 7-of-10 from 3-point range as they opened a 17-point halftime lead.
Alexander and Mason hit back-to-back 3-pointers from the left wing to help the Cowboys run out to a 10-2 lead in the first two minutes. Texas Tech scored five straight after that to draw within three, but got no closer.
A 9-2 run gave Oklahoma State a 21-9 lead, and after the Red Raiders scored six straight to move within six, OSU scored nine in a row capped by a spectacular alley oop slam by Alexander on a 35-foot pass from Gottlieb.
Alexander made three 3-pointers in the final 6:09 to keep the Cowboys comfortably in front. His back-to-back jumpers from beyond the stripe gave Oklahoma State a 46-29 halftime lead.
Webber was 7-of-8 from the field and made all eight of his free throws. Peterson picked up his second and third fouls 14 seconds apart late in the first half, then got his fourth with 9:32 left in the game. He wound up playing 31 minutes.
By OWEN CANFIELD
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