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OSU basketball notebook: Cowboys moving up in bracketology watch

Several analysts have Oklahoma State up to a No. 9 seed, putting it essentially into a tossup opener against a No. 8.
by John Helsley Published: March 5, 2014
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Against Kansas State, the Cowboys got Forte better looks. And he too advantage, finishing with a game-high 23 points on 7-of-15 shooting with six 3-pointers.

“This is how it goes sometimes,” Forte said. “The team did a good job of getting me good looks. And as a shooter, you just have to be ready, because you never know when you have to knock them down. And that just happened to be one of those games.”

Forte has now scored 20 or more points four of OSU’s last five games.

“His 3s stretch things out a little bit, and they energize us,” Ford said. “He hit big 3s.”

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Marcus Smart on his final game in Gallagher-Iba Arena Monday night:

“It was amazing playing in front of this crowd. I got to play with some wonderful guys. Markel (Brown) is one of the most athletic guys I’ve ever gotten to play with. I’ve been playing with Phil since I was in third grade and I got to play with him throughout my college career. It’s an unbelievable feeling.”

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With his six 3-pointers against K-State, Forte now has 88 treys this season, tying for the fifth-most in a season in OSU history. He tied Obi Muonelo (2008-09) and JamesOn Curry (2006-07).

Brown’s five assists against the Wildcats put him at 299 for his career and move him past Sean Sutton into 15th place on the all-time OSU list.

Over its last four games, OSU is 80-of-98 (81.6 percent) from the foul line.

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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