Oklahoma State basketball notebook: Tale of two halves for Cowboys in win over Kansas

Both Oklahoma State and Kansas struggled offensively in the first half, with the Cowboys shooting just 6-of-25 from the floor (24 percent) and the Jayhawks connecting on 10-of-29 shots (34.5 percent).
by Gina Mizell Published: March 1, 2014

Both Oklahoma State and Kansas struggled offensively in the first half, with the Cowboys shooting just 6-of-25 from the floor (24 percent) and the Jayhawks connecting on 10-of-29 shots (34.5 percent).

But the Cowboys went 14-of-22 from the field (63.6 percent) after intermission, including a 30-point outburst over the final 10 minutes to snag the 72-65 victory.

“We were clicking on all cylinders,” Cowboy guard Markel Brown said, “passing the ball well, sharing the ball well. Getting (Le’Bryan Nash) in his spots. Marcus (Smart) attacking the rim — getting to the rim first and then making the outside shot … we took advantage of the opportunity.”

Added Kansas coach Bill Self: “For them to score 30 points in the last 10-12 minutes, I mean, our defense totally broke down.”

QUOTABLE

Self on Kansas still winning the Big 12 title, despite the loss: “I told (the equipment staff) to put (the championship gear) under the damn bus, because we missed our opportunity to celebrate it.”

‘GameDay’ makes first OSU hoops appearance since 2005

ESPN’s “College GameDay” pregame show made its first appearance in Stillwater since 2005 Saturday for Oklahoma State’s showdown with No. 5 Kansas.

The crowd in Gallagher-Iba Arena for the “GameDay” broadcast was lackluster — about 400 fans showed up, leaving a mostly open second level as an eyesore.

But fans who did come brought respectable energy.

Continue reading this story on the...

by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
+ show more


Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Dog rescued after being stuck in hot tar
  2. 2
    AC/DC's Malcolm Young has dementia, family says
  3. 3
    'Big Brother' star reveals he is HIV positive
  4. 4
    Texas girl missing for 12 years is recovered in Mexico
  5. 5
    PHOTO: Dez Bryant poses for pictures at Texas high school homecoming
+ show more