In Oklahoma State's lone loss, a 73-68 setback to Memphis at the Old Spice Classic, Marcus Smart felt like he tried to do too much, resulting in a poor shooting night and too many turnovers.
Since then, he's adjusted his approach, focusing instead on being more of a facilitator.
That continued Saturday, with Smart attempting just eight shots.
“Playing in the Memphis game, I forced a lot of things,” he said. “I'm just trying to focus and make sure I don't force a lot of things because I do have a talented group of guys around me. They can create also, so I just let them get into their flow of the game.
“And I kind of knew coming into this game, Louisiana Tech was going to be keyed on me a lot, so it just opened doors for Le'Bryan (Nash) and Brian Williams and Markel (Brown) and everybody to do what they do, and that's create.”
Still, Smart finished with a pack of stats: 13 points, five rebounds, five assists, four steals and two blocked shots.
UP NEXT: DELAWARE STATE
The Cowboys return home for a Tuesday game against Delaware State.
Tip time is 7 p.m. inside Gallagher-Iba Arena.
The Hornets are 2-7 entering a Sunday meeting with Howard.
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