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Oklahoma State basketball notebook: Phil Forte returns the favor

Forte said, “Anytime I can flip the script it's always nice.”
by John Helsley Published: January 27, 2013

/articleid/3749726/1/pictures/1937540">Photo - Oklahoma State's Phil Forte (13) reacts in front of West Virginia's Gary Browne (14) after hitting a 3-point shot during an NCAA men's basketball game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and West Virginia at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma State's Phil Forte (13) reacts in front of West Virginia's Gary Browne (14) after hitting a 3-point shot during an NCAA men's basketball game between Oklahoma State University (OSU) and West Virginia at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Saturday: at Kansas, 3 p.m.

Feb. 6: Baylor, 6 p.m.

The Cyclones endured an uneven week, losing at Texas Tech, 56-51, where the Red Raiders had been 0-3 at home; then ending No. 11 Kansas State's six-game road winning streak with a 73-67 victory in Ames. Iowa State typically lives and dies with its 3-point shooting. Against the Wildcats, ISU made 11-of-22 from the arc, getting 3s from six different players.

TIP-INS

* OSU overcame its largest deficit in a win this season, against West Virginia, which led by as many as 13 points.

* The Cowboys went 10-of-19 on 3-point shots, good for a season-high 52.6 percent.

* With three steals against the Mountaineers, Marcus Smart now has 49 thefts this season, tying Richard Dumas for the second-most by a freshman in school history.

* In his last three games, sophomore forward Michael Cobbins is averaging nine points and 7.3 rebounds.

* After scoring 24 points in Monday's loss at Baylor, Le'Bryan Nash managed just two points (both on free throws) in 25 minutes against West Virginia.

By John Helsley

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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