Julien Lewis scored 13 points and Jonathan Holmes had 10 for Texas (16-17), which will see its string of NCAA tournament appearances come to an end at 14 in a row.
"I'm disappointed," Texas coach Rick Barnes said. "When you have high expectations in anything you're going to be disappointed. I'm disappointed. I think we could have won this game today. I think we could have won this tournament. But we didn't because we made the same mistakes we made in two other games with them. We helped them out. And they don't need any help."
No. 14 OKLAHOMA STATE 74, BAYLOR 72
Oklahoma State built a 20-point lead on Baylor in the tournament's nightcap, but Pierre Jackson led the Bears on a mighty second-half comeback. He scored 24 of his game-high 31 points after the break, hitting a 3-pointer with 38.5 seconds left to get within 68-67.
After the teams traded foul shots, Gary Franklin converted a four-point play for Baylor (18-4) to tie the game with 19.1 seconds remaining. The Cowboys drove up court and got the ball in the hands of Forte, who was fouled crossing the lane and made two free throws with 2.9 seconds left.
Jackson's 3-pointer at the buzzer clanked off the rim and the Cowboys (24-7) escaped.
"I definitely thought it went in," said Jackson, who dropped face-first to the floor inside the Sprint Center as the buzzer sounded. "Those are kind of the moments you live for, being able to take that last shot and help your team out, and I wasn't able to hit it for my team."
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