The Cowboys openly enjoyed Saturday's full house inside Gallagher-Iba Arena, where the place roared like old times.
Players rode atop waves of students. Coach Travis Ford grabbed the public address mic and applauded the crowd.
Now, with No. 14-ranked Kansas coming to town Wednesday for a clash of first-place teams in the Big 12, is another sellout in order?
“Should be,” said Cowboys captain Markel Brown. “Very fun game we played out there. We gave the crowd a lot to look forward to. We're on a nice win streak. We got another big game coming up Wednesday in Kansas … why not?
“We can use their help. This team, we look forward to the fans being there. We'll work our butts off for them to be there.”
KU THE NEXT ‘BIG ONE'
In recent years, OSU found itself scrambling for postseason relevance at this stage of the season.
This season, the Cowboys are not only battling for a Big 12 championship, but a coveted strong seed in the NCAA Tournament. And Wednesday's showdown with the Jayhawks carries much relevance.
“It's good to be playing in big games this time of year, that's what you want,” Ford said. “They all have meaning and they all get bigger and bigger.”
Wednesday: Kansas, 8 p.m.
Saturday: at West Virginia, 1 p.m.
Feb. 27: at TCU, 6 p.m.
* Oklahoma State committed just five turnovers against the Sooners, the fewest by the Cowboys this season. The previous low was eight on three occasions.
* Seventeen Bedlam games have now gone into overtime, with Oklahoma holding an 11-6 edge. OSU is 3-1 in the last four overtime games against Oklahoma.
* OSU is 3-0 this season in overtime games and 8-2 in OT games under Ford.
* Marcus Smart's 28 points against OU matched the season high by any Cowboy and was a personal career best. Brown had 28 at Kansas.
* Le'Bryan Nash's 26 points Saturday were one shy of his career high, 27, scored against Missouri last season.