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.”
COWBOYS APPRECIATE CROWD
With students gone for the semester break and a little known opponent in town on a Monday night, there was some question to what kind of crowd the Cowboys might draw for their final nonconference game.
An estimated 7,500 showed up at Gallagher-Iba Arena, pleasing Ford and his players.
“It's nice to see that,” Forte said. “The more people we have in Gallagher, I think the better and with more energy we play. It's always nice to look out there and see a bunch of people in a packed house.
“To be honest, I was kind of surprised with the crowd we had tonight. But it's great to see that and we appreciate them coming out.”
* The Cowboys reached the 90-point mark for the seventh time this season.
* OSU is 12-1 through 13 games for the sixth time in the last 17 seasons, but the first time since 2006-07.
* Clark's nine assists tied for the third-most ever by a Cowboy freshman. Melvin Gilliam had 12 against Kansas State on Jan. 29, 1986, and Byron Eaton had 11 vs. Mercer on Dec. 18, 2005. Clark matched Smart who had nine vs. Portland State on Nov. 25, 2012.
* For the sixth time this season, Oklahoma State made 30 or more field goals in a game. And for the seventh game this season, the Cowboys shot 50 percent or better from the floor.
* Brown moved into sole possession of ninth place on the OSU career blocked shots list. He now has 93 in his career.
* Smart dished out a season-high eight assists, one shy of his career high set against Portland State last year.
* Kamari Murphy matched his season highs with 10 points and eight rebounds. He also tied his career high with three assists.