Oklahoma State basketball: Freshmen lead Cowboys to rout of Ottawa

While super recruit Marcus Smart was making his Gallagher-Iba Arena debut — and playing well — Smart's prep teammate and fellow rookie Phillip Forte was leading the Cowboys to a rollicking rout of Ottawa in Oklahoma State's lone exhibition game Thursday night.
by John Helsley Published: November 1, 2012
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photo - Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart tries to get around Ottawa's Stephen Feighny during the college basketball game between Oklahoma State University and Ottawa (Kan.) at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart tries to get around Ottawa's Stephen Feighny during the college basketball game between Oklahoma State University and Ottawa (Kan.) at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

STILLWATER — All eyes were on the freshman from Texas' Flower Mound Marcus High.

Make that freshmen.

While super recruit Marcus Smart was making his Gallagher-Iba Arena debut — and playing well — Smart's prep teammate and fellow rookie Phillip Forte was leading the Cowboys to a rollicking rout of Ottawa in Oklahoma State's lone exhibition game Thursday night.

Forte, who starred alongside Smart on back-to-back Texas state title teams, fired in five 3-pointers and finished with 19 points in a 109-56 romp over the NAIA squad from Kansas.

A known shooter who won the National High School 3-point Championship over the summer, Forte hit on his first two shots from the arc and finished 5-of-10 from long range overall.

“They tell me to shoot it when I'm open,” Forte said, “so all I have to do is knock it down.”

Perhaps a sign of things to come, especially with an injury situation that seems to worsen by the day — starting forward Michael Cobbins suffered a toe injury in the game — the Cowboys fired away form the perimeter, making 15-of-31 shots from 3-point range.


by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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