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Oklahoma State basketball: Marcus Smart blows up the Internet with breakout game

by Erik Horne Published: November 20, 2013

Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart (33) goes around Memphis' Chris Crawford (3) during an NCAA college basketball game between Oklahoma State and Memphis at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart (33) goes around Memphis' Chris Crawford (3) during an NCAA college basketball game between Oklahoma State and Memphis at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

Most of the college basketball talk leading into Tuesday’s OSU-Memphis game was about this year’s fab freshman. Andrew Wiggins. Julius Randle. Jabari Parker.

Well, Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart let the nation know there’s a pretty good sophomore still around. Smart scored 39 points in a 101-80 rout of Memphis and the Internet went off.

If we could put all the Smart praise into a cup, it would runneth over. Here are some of the best:

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The Links

Rant Sports says Smart should be the Big 12’s top attention grabber, not Wiggins.

Smart had a partner-in-crime on Sophomore Dominance Day, said USA Today.

SI.com’s Chris Johnson: Smart proved his worth.

John Hoover of the Tulsa World called Smart’s big game “perfect timing.”

Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant said Smart is ready for the NBA now.

And our own Berry Tramel said that Smart took his game to another level on Tuesday.

 

The Underrated Play
Craziest thing about Marcus Smart-apalooza? His most impressive play may have been on defense.

 

The ‘This says it all’ Vine of the Night (in-house edition)
Thunder writer Anthony Slater posted this Vine video that pretty much sums up Smart’s virtuoso performance:


by Erik Horne
Online Sports Editor
Erik Horne joined The Oklahoman as a sports web editor/producer in September 2013, following a five-year stint at The Ardmoreite (Ardmore) – first as a sports writer, then sports editor. At The Ardmoreite, Horne reported on everything from prep...
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