Oklahoma State basketball: Markel Brown plays H-O-R-S-E

by John Helsley Published: March 2, 2013
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“It was like a sharp pain. And it kept coming and kept coming.”

Nash shook the injury off and stayed in the game, relieving concern.

BARNES NOT PLEASED WITH OFFICIALS

Texas coach Rick Barnes, enduring one of the toughest seasons of his career, didn't think his team got much help from the officials, either, Saturday.

The Longhorns were whistled for 25 fouls, while OSU finished with 16.

“It was a physical game,” Barnes said. “That's why it's hard for me to understand the discrepancy with the fouls. I thought both teams were playing hard and physical.”

And Barnes said he thought officials missed several calls for turnovers on the Cowboys when his team was pressing late.

“Marcus (Smart) did a very good job with the ball,” Barnes said. “I thought he fouled a couple times, hooking his way out of traps. I thought a couple times we had guys trapping and they traveled with the ball.

“There's byproducts of pressure. When you press people, if referees aren't on top of it, watching those things … that's why you press. You're not always going to steal the ball. You're trying to create turnovers in other ways.”

TIP-INS

* OSU swept the Longhorns for the first time since 2004, and has won three straight games against UT for the first time since 2004 as well.

* The Cowboys shot 51.1 percent from the floor. They are 5-0 this season and 30-2 under coach Travis Ford when shooting 50 percent or better.

* OSU is 14-0 this season when outrebounding its opponent and 15-0 when holding its opponent to less than 40 percent shooting from the field. The Cowboys outrebounded Texas 34-32 and held the Longhorns to 39.3-percent shooting.

* Of OSU's 22 wins this season, 16 have been by double digits, including a 13-point victory over the Longhorns.

* After going just 1-for-12 (.083) from 3-point range in the previous three games, freshman guard Phil Forte connected on 4-of-7 (.571) shots from beyond the arc vs. Texas.

* With four steals against the Longhorns, freshman guard Smart now has 11 games this season with four or more steals. That ties him with Darwyn Alexander for the fourth-most games with four or more steals — in an OSU career.


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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