Feb 17, 2014; Waco, TX, USA; Oklahoma State Cowboys guard Markel Brown (22) is injured during the first half against the Baylor Bears at the Ferrell Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma State at Baylor final score: Bears grab 70-64 overtime win over Cowboys

The wheels were already shaking violently for Travis Ford and the Oklahoma State Cowboys, but on Monday night, they may have flown completely off the wagon in a devastating loss.

Without their suspended superstar in Marcus Smart, the Cowboys had every opportunity to snap a 6-game losing streak against Baylor, but in the end, they came up short in a 70-64 overtime defeat. Oklahoma State led by 5 at the half, and led by as many as 8 in the second half before a slow bleed saw their lead shrink to nothing, and the Bears seemed to be cruising to victory in the late moments. OSU was able to get a crazy, unexpected steal in the final seconds of regulation to force overtime on a Leyton Hammonds three, but when things got to overtime, that momentum ran out in a hurry.

In fairness to Travis Ford’s club, they were not expected to win in a true road game against a solid opponent, but this one is devastating. It serves as their 7th (!) consecutive loss, and despite an exceedingly valiant effort from Markel Brown (26 points, 10-for-19 shooting while playing all 45 minutes), it was an inept offensive showing from OSU overall. The team shot just 38% from the floor on the night, and when you combine that with the fact that they were destroyed on the glass (51-35), it’s borderline amazing that they were still within striking distance.

At the moment, Oklahoma State has gone from a preseason top-10 team to one that is on the outside looking in at the NCAA Tournament, but for Baylor, their 5th Big 12 win was a hard-fought battle to keep their faint postseason hopes alive.

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