OSU basketball notebook: Keiton Page had help, too

by John Helsley Published: February 18, 2012
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With 40 points, Keiton Page carried the day for Oklahoma State in its 90-78 win over Texas.

Yet there was praise to go around.

“You go through the stat line and everyone had an impressive stat,” said OSU coach Travis Ford. “Whether it was obviously Keiton Page has an unbelievable day. You look at Brian Williams with six steals. You look at (Le'Bryan Nash) with 18 points. Michael (Cobbins) has four blocks and 12 points. Markel (Brown) has a double-double.

“You can go down the line. Just some impressive stats from each person and that's what a team is all about, getting contributions for everybody. That's what is fun.”

Said Page: “When your teammates are playing like that around you and coming up with big plays, and you've got momentum like that, it seemed like you could throw it up from anywhere and it was going in.”

SALUTING PAGE

Once Brown's free throw with 33 seconds remaining gave the Cowboys a 14-point lead, Ford pulled Page out of the game to allow a Gallagher-Iba Arena crowd of some 8,000 to salute his performance.

“He deserved it,” Ford said. “One of the assistants, when (Keiton) made that free throw, said ‘That's 40 points.' My goodness. I'm glad we were able to get him out so he could get what he deserved. It was great that the crowd recognized him, as you knew they would.”

TEXAS TURNAROUND

The Cowboys lost the first matchup with Texas, 58-49, in Austin.

Much changed in the rematch.

* OSU beat its point total from the first game by halftime, scoring 51 by the break.

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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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