OSU basketball notebook: Le'Bryan Nash injured, status uncertain

Cowboys' freshman standout left Lloyd Noble Center with an arm in a cast.
BY JOHN HELSLEY, Staff Writer, jhelsley@opubco.com Published: February 22, 2012

Tip time is 1 p.m.

The Aggies are 13-14 and 4-11 after losing at home, 66-58, to Kansas on Wednesday night.

A&M beat the Cowboys 76-61 in College Station earlier this season.

TALE OF TWO HALVES

Offensively, the Cowboys produced drastically different halves.

After scoring just 12 points in the opening 20 minutes, they rallied with a season-high 52 after intermission.

“They took away some of our first and second options,” Ford said of the first half. “We just sort of stood around after that. All the things we've been working on and doing well… we didn't do it.

“It's not that we can't do it, we've proven we can do it. We've just got to figure out why we didn't do it.”

More than the points, Ford was looking for a different mode over the final 20 minutes.

“Second half, I wanted to see that mentality,” Ford said. “How you approach the game and how you play it. We did better in the second half.

“I'm disappointed with how we played, but I'm not upset with our team.”

PAGE POINTS

* Page had never attempted a free throw in his three previous trips to Lloyd Noble Center. On his first try Wednesday night, he missed, ending a string of made foul shots at 35, the fourth-longest streak in school history. He finished 2 of 4 from the line.

* Page's nine 3-pointers made and 17 3-pointers attempted both rank as the second-most in a single game in school history, surpassed only by Randy Rutherford's 11-of-19 performance against Kansas in 1995. Page now has 275 treys in his career, just five shy of moving past Rutherford for the all-time career three-pointers made record.

* With 29 points against Oklahoma, Page moved up four spots on the career scoring list. He now has 1,543, moving past Ronnie Daniel (1,519 points), Ivan McFarlin (1,526), Rutherford (1,541) and Matt Clark (1,542).



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