OSU Cowboys struggle against Gonzaga

From Staff Reports Modified: January 1, 2011 at 5:20 pm •  Published: December 31, 2010
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Oklahoma State's Marshall Moses showed up to play at Gonzaga.

Everyone else… not so much.

Moses scored a team-high 17 points on 8-of-16 shooting, but the Cowboys’ other four starters struggled as the Bulldogs rolled to a 73-52 rout in Spokane, Wash.

In their worst performance of the season – by far – the Cowboys fell to 11-2 before closing the non-conference portion of their schedule against Texas-San Antonio Monday night.

While Moses carried OSU early, the Bulldogs benefitted from a more balanced effort, getting at least seven points from five different players. Gonzaga’s Elias Harris and Robert Sacre combined for 38 points.

Beyond Moses, Cowboys starters Ray Penn, Keiton Page, Matt Pilgrim and Nick Sidorakis totaled but 13 points and missed 14-of-19 shots from the floor. Page missed much of the second half with an apparent leg injury, finishing with just two points.

OSU shot just 36.2 percent from the floor and was worse from the foul line, making but 35.7 percent on 5-of-14 shooting.

Jéan-Paul Olukemi provided a bright spot off the bench for OSU, scoring 11 points.

The Bulldogs led 40-26 at the half, getting a boost into intermission when David Stockton – son of former NBA great John Stockton – fired in a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from just inside half court.

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