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OSU basketball: No. 9-ranked Cowboys hammer TCU

Next is a Saturday showdown at No. 15-ranked Kansas. OSU improved to 15-2 overall and 3-1 in the Big 12.
by John Helsley Published: January 15, 2014

STILLWATER — Oklahoma State’s game against TCU on Wednesday night wasn’t so much anticipated for the matchup, as it was as the checkpoint in advancing the calendar.

And once the No. 9-ranked Cowboys finished off an 82-50 rout of the Horned Frogs, the focus fast-forwarded to what’s next: a Saturday showdown at No. 15 Kansas, in Allen Fieldhouse, where OSU flipped its season a year ago with a stunning upset of the No. 2 Jayhawks.

“It’s going to be exciting,” said Le’Bryan Nash, one of four Cowboys in double figures scoring against TCU. “Knowing we’re coming off a win from last year, they’re going to have their crowd rocking. And we’ll come in there with the same attitude we had last year.

“It’s going to be a good game and atmosphere. They’re coming off a good win at Iowa State, so I know they’re pumped.”

Before all that, the Cowboys had to take care of TCU, yet to record a road win as a member of the Big 12 and winless in the conference to start this season. And OSU went about it immediately, building a big early lead on the way to a 39-25 halftime edge that only expanded over the final 20 minutes.

“They are a good team,” said Horned Frogs freshman guard Michael Williams. “They are up there with the best.”

OSU improved to 15-2 overall and 3-1 in the Big 12.

The Horned Frogs fell to 9-7 and 0-4.

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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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