OKLAHOMA STATE 90, NO. 19 LSU 77
LSU’s stay in the Top 25 appears over.
Cameron McGriff had 28 points. Lindy Waters added 16, and Oklahoma State won the third-place game.
Skylar Mays scored 20 points for the Tigers, who were coming off a 79-76 overtime loss to No. 14 Florida State on Friday.
“Not a lot to say, we got whipped,” LSU coach Will Wade said. “I didn’t have us prepared. We got beat in every facet. It was a rough, rough afternoon for us.”
Oklahoma State (4-2) beat Memphis 84-64 and lost to defending national champion Villanova 77-58 earlier in the invitational.
“Today wasn’t just about winning third place, that was on the line, but this is a game that I think will have a long lasting effect on our resume for postseason hopes,” Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton said. “It’s something that we can certainly build on and look to as that something that we can be proud of.”
McGriff hit a 3 and Waters made three free throws during a second-half opening 15-2 run that put Oklahoma State ahead 57-39 with 13 minutes to play.
LSU missed 12 of its 13 shots during the Cowboys’ surge.
“I’m ready to get back to work,” Mays said. “Obviously, the way we performed this week it’s not up to par.”
McGriff had 13 points as Oklahoma State grabbed a 42-37 halftime advantage. The Cowboys lead by 13 points 5 ½ minutes into the game.