Wednesday marked the start of the early signing period.
And it's been quiet for the Cowboys … so far.
OSU has not yet released its three signings, waiting for No. 4 — four-star guard Jared Terrell out of New Hampshire — to perhaps complete this initial round of the class.
Still, Cowboys coach Travis Ford confirmed Friday that the other three of their four commitments had signed.
Those in the fold: 6-foot-9 forward Mitch Solomon of Bixby; 6-5 swingman Joe Burton of Humble, Texas; and 6-3 point guard Jeff Newberry of New Mexico Junior College.
Ford is not allowed to comment on Terrell until he has signed his letter of intent.
UP NEXT: NO. 13 MEMPHIS
In an early showdown of ranked teams, No. 13 Memphis visits Gallagher-Iba Arena on Tuesday for a 7 p.m. tip.
The Tigers are 1-0 after routing Austin Peay, 95-69, in their opener Thursday night. They led 50-27 at the half, forced 22 turnovers with heavy pressure and owned the rebounding battle 50-27.
“They can score a lot of points on you in a hurry,” Austin Peay coach Dave Loos said. “They just annihilated us on the boards. I was impressed with their rebounding and the way they stayed after it.
“They keep constant pressure on you. Their press dealt us a fit.”
BROWN ADDS TO HIGHLIGHT REEL
Early in Friday night's 97-63 win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Markel Brown put some juice in the crowd at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
Following a timeout, the Cowboys ran a designed alley-oop play for Brown, with Phil Forte providing the assist with a long pass to the rim.
Brown, compiling a growing greatest hits list of dunks, hung in the air, caught the pass facing away from the basket, then spun midair for the jam.
“Coach (Ford) drew up the play and told me I was going to throw it,” Forte said. “I was happy, because that gives me a chance to be on the (SportsCenter) Top 10 tonight.”
Even the Pine Bluff coaches couldn't hide their admiration, flashing smiles.
Backpedaling down the court, Brown waved a hand in front of his face, as if to brush away the smell.
“Nasty,” Brown said. “My teammates told me to do that. ‘When you get a dunk, you've got to wave your nose like that, because it's nasty.' So I did it for them.”
BY JOHN HELSLEY