Now trailing by four, the Bears came charging down the floor and got the ball to Gary Franklin in the corner in front of his bench. He let go of a 3-pointer and was fouled by Forte, and the ball splashed through the net to a roar from the dwindling crowd.
Franklin's free throw knotted the game with 19.1 seconds remaining.
"The second half, we couldn't have been more proud of our team," Drew said afterward. "To come from 18 down against a team like Oklahoma State shows a lot of heart."
The Cowboys showed they had a little heart, too.
With time still on the clock, they managed to find Forte coming loose off a screen and get him the ball in the lane. He was fouled by the Bears' Deuce Bello with 2.9 ticks on the clock, calmly stepped to the foul line and atoned for his foul at other end.
"I was shocked we were up as much as we were at halftime," Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford said. "I knew what Baylor had on the line. I knew what this game was going to be about. I expected a hard-fought game and that's what it ended up being, to say the least."
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