STILWATER, Okla. -- Take each game like it's a championship.
That was how OSU head coach Travis Ford felt his team needed to perform to be successful against Big 12 competition.
It worked well in Wednesday's conference opener against Texas Tech.
Senior guard Keiton Page led with 23 points while freshman Le'Bryan Nash matched his career best of 21 in OSU's 67-59 win over the Red Raiders.
Tech cut a double-digit lead down to 2 with 2:40 remaining. Only to have Page hit a clutch 3-pointer to extend the lead 60-55.
Then he did it again on the next possession. Page scored the final 12 points for OSU as the Cowboys improve to 8-6 overall and 1-0 in the Big 12.
Oklahoma State will travel to Austin Saturday to play Texas.