OSU basketball notebook: Cowboys feature unselfish side

OSU's 92-66 runaway win over Robert Morris featured 27 assists on 32 baskets.
by John Helsley Published: December 30, 2013
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photo - Oklahoma State wing Markel Brown dunks in front of Robert Morris guard Kavon Stewart (3) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stillwater, Okla., Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Oklahoma State wing Markel Brown dunks in front of Robert Morris guard Kavon Stewart (3) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stillwater, Okla., Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

OSU's 92-66 runaway win over Robert Morris featured 27 assists on 32 baskets.

“That's something we've said all year — this is a really unselfish team,” said Cowboys guard Phil Forte, the beneficiary of several passes setting up his game-high 20 points. “We know we have the players and talent offensively to score. It's nice to see everyone doesn't care who scores or does what.

“As long as we keep that going I think things will go really well for us.”

Stevie Clark led OSU with a career-high nine assists, while Marcus Smart handed out eight. Markel Brown and Kamari Murphy each added three, while Le'Bryan Nash and Brian Williams chipped in two apiece.

The 27 assists were OSU's most since totaling 27 against Nebraska in 2000.

“I told our team, I enjoyed watching that,” said Cowboys coach Travis Ford. “One of the most unselfish games I've seen a team play, especially when you see guys who passed up wide-open layups, wide-open dunks to pass it off to their teammate.

“That's fun to see, because you don't see that much in college basketball anymore.”

UP NEXT: KANSAS STATE

The Cowboys, with their nonconference schedule complete at 12-1, open Big 12 play on Saturday at Kansas State.

The Wildcats are winners of seven straight, sitting 9-3 entering a Tuesday home game against George Washington. K-State started the season 2-3, dropping games to Northern Colorado, Charlotte and Georgetown, before righting itself for this current streak.

“They're playing their best basketball of the year right now,” Ford said. “It's always a tough place to play. A great challenge to start the league out.”

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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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