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CONCORD, N. Wholesale Air Max 90 Australia .C. -- Denny Hamlin didnt just have an engine failure with 26 laps remaining Sunday in the Bank of America 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.It was an engine failure that all of a sudden gave four other drivers a whole lot more hope of advancing out of the second (quarterfinal) round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup.With four drivers sitting outside the top 30 and four drivers eventually being eliminated after the quarterfinal round, having five drivers finish outside the top 30 means that at least one driver who had trouble Sunday will advance.Kevin Harvick fell out of the Sprint Cup race with 183 laps remaining because of an oil pump bearing coming apart and left the Cup garage at the time 27 points behind the driver eighth in the standings. As other Chase drivers had trouble through the event, he is now just eight points out of the transfer spot with two races left in the quarterfinal round.I went to sleep and woke up and had gained 25 points or whatever it was, Harvick said after completing the Xfinity race later in the day. It definitely was a better situation than what it was when we first fell out. Its still not what you want, but it definitely could be a lot worse.Harvick is 12th in the standings after his 38th-place finish thanks to that faulty oil pump bearing.Weve had some crazy stuff go wrong this year and I guess you could just add that one to the list, Harvick said. But weve been here before, so we know what weve got to do.What he had to do got a whole lot easier after Hamlins issue. Hamlin, who finished 30th and sits in eighth, has a three-point edge on Austin Dillon (32nd, crash) and Chase Elliott (33rd, crash) and six points on Joey Logano (36th, two crashes). Hamlin is 16 points behind seventh-place Martin Truex Jr., and if he didnt have a problem, all of those who did would likely have been at least 19 points from the current cutoff spot.You at least have a chance now because there for a while, it was looking like four and that wasnt very good odds, Harvick said. The odds definitely got better. You at least have another option [other than winning].As crazy as this thing can be, anybody can have trouble, so it can even up pretty fast.Four of the drivers -- Hamlin, Harvick, Logano and Elliott -- would not surprise anyone if they win one of the final two races of the round at Kansas and Talladega. Dillon hasnt run as much up front, but he also could be a threat at Talladega.Were going to quite possibly our best racetrack, said Logano, who swept the round last year. I think Charlotte and Kansas are our two best racetracks, so I felt very confident going into this round and I had a very good car today.Im looking forward to getting to Kansas and seeing what weve got and seeing if we can break through to get a win, but, if not, a solid points day. We can manage with what weve got, but we cant afford to make any mistakes with Talladega coming up.While Elliott doesnt have a win, he has been knocking on the door. He led 103 laps at Charlotte.Its unfortunate for us, Elliott said after his crash. But we just have to have more race cars like we had today and I think we will be fine. ... We can just try to have another car like we had today and not make any mistakes next week.The driver who made the mistake Sunday was Truex. After Dillon took two fresh tires instead of four on a pit stop, Truex accidentally turned him on the ensuing restart. That crash collected Elliott and others.I flat-out ran Austin over, Truex said. It was stupid. He got going pretty good and started to spin his tires a little and I tried to give him a shove to get him going thinking I was going to help him out.I guess I hit him way too hard. I thought I was square and we were good. ... I feel awful for him and [his crew chief] and his guys and all the other guys I tore up. I just misjudged it. Just a stupid move.And there could be more stupid moves. There are two races left in the round.Each race youre going to have a handful that are going to have issues -- Kansas I dont think will be any different, and Talladega we know will be crazy, Hamlin said.Thats why were not out of it by any means. We just have a little hole we have to dig out of.Xfinity Series: Koch the big surpriseIn the Xfinity Series, Blake Koch was the big surprise as he finished 12th Sunday night at Charlotte to finish seventh in the first round. He had a two-point edge on Darrell Wallace Jr., who had a one-point edge on Ty Dillon for the final spot.Opening-round winners Daniel Suarez and Elliott Sadler earned automatic bids to the semifinal round, while Justin Allgaier, Brendan Gaughan, Ryan Reed, Erik Jones, Koch and Wallace advanced on points. Dillon, Brennan Poole, Ryan Sieg and Brandon Jones failed to advance.Koch, whose Kaulig Racing team started this season and moved during the year to a shop it bought on the Richard Childress Racing campus, had finishes of 11th,14th and 12th to advance.I thought it would take an average finish of 10th, but some people took themselves out of the Chase and we knew we couldnt do that, Koch said. We have been making our cars better. ... We had a pretty good race car this weekend. We raced real hard and the car stayed together for 200 laps.Erik Jones -- a favorite to win the Xfinity title -- was the only driver to go from outside the bubble to advancing. 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WICHITA, Kan. -- Oklahoma State guard Jeffrey Carroll looked around at 15,004 fans in Intrust Bank Arena and knew.He knew why Wichita State was undefeated all-time in six games at its second home and understood this was the type of environment that caused his Cowboys to wilt last season.Not Saturday night. Oklahoma State dominated Wichita 93-76 behind 22 points each from Carroll and Jawun Evans.I think we were more calm, Carroll explained. Last year, if teams made a big run, we would kind of give in. Now we just fight all the time.The Cowboys (9-2) were 14 of 28 from the 3-point line and shot 52.5 percent for the game. Leyton Hammonds scored 12 for Oklahoma State, and Phil Forte added 11.Darral Willis had 24 points and 13 rebounds for Wichita State (9-3).Markis McDuffie had 14 points and Zach Brown added 10.Kudos to Oklahoma State, Shockers coach Gregg Marshall said. They were tough, finished at the rim, hit their 3-pointers. . If they play like that all season, theyll be in the NCAA Tournament and make a run.Oklahoma State took apart a defense that has been one of the nations best this season. The Shockers entered the day third nationally in field goal percentage defense (34.6) and 10th in scoring defense (59.5.)The Cowboys became the first team to score 80 against Wichita State this season -- and did it with 7:59 still remaining.The onslaught started quickly, with Evans leading the way to a 10-1 lead. Even after Evans went to the bench with foul trouble, Carroll heated up.He scored six straight Cowboys points, giving Oklahoma State a 30-13 lead with 8:54 to go before halftime.Carroll came off the bench to make all six of his first-half shots on his way to a game-high 16 points before halftime, helping Oklahoma State to a 49-33 lead.I was just taking what my teammates gave me and convertiing them, Carroll said. Cheap Air Max 90 Shoes Australia. I was just feeling it.Wichita State could not close the gap in the second half. Two three-pointers from Hammonds and another from Carroll put Oklahoma State ahead 61-41 with 16:41 to play, and the Shockers never threatened again.BIG PICTUREOklahoma State: The Cowboys get their best victory -- on the road against an NCAA Tournament quality team -- just in time to provide momentum for Big 12 play.Wichita State: On the verge of a national ranking, the Shockers were overmatched at times in a loss that could haunt Wichita State and the Missouri Valley Conference on Selection Sunday.BENCH MATCHUPEntering the game, Wichita State used its bench for 47.4 percent of its minutes, the most nationally. Oklahoma State was ninth at 43 percentThe Shockers averaged 48.4 points from its reserves (second nationally); the Cowboys 40.7 (fifth).On Saturday night, led by Carroll, Oklahoma States bench won that matchup, 42 points to 22.That was a focus going into the game, Cowboys coach Brad Underwood said. If we could win the battle of the benches and outrebound them, we thought we could beat a very good team.NON-SHAQ ATTACKUnderwood thought his team did a good job taking Wichita State out of its offense. The biggest proof was the Shockers Shaquille Morris going 1 of 2 from the floor for four points in 16 minutes.I was scared to death coming into the game of big Shaq getting the ball in the post and going to the basket, Underwood said.UP NEXTOklahoma State gets a final pre-conference tuneup by hosting Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Thursday.Wichita State plays its final non-conference regular-season game against visiting South Dakota State on Thursday. ' ' '