STILLWATER — A lackluster debut for Oklahoma State only seemed to prove one thing — that the Cowboys' trio of Mario Boggan, JamesOn Curry and Marcus Dove were superior to anything Pittsburg State had to offer.
Boggan, Curry, and Dove combined to score 70 points to lead OSU 84-67 victory over the Gorillas on Friday night in the exhibition opener in front of a announced crowd of 10,000 at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Watching Sean Sutton in his first game as OSU's head coach was father Eddie Sutton, who stayed until the last eight minutes of the game. Eddie Sutton, who was in the hospital Friday morning after having an allergic reaction to medication, was sitting at center court opposite the teams' benches. "It was good to see him at the game tonight. He is feeling a lot better and doing well," Sean Sutton said about his father. Dove issued a statement about Eddie Sutton. "On behalf of the team, we're glad that coach Sutton is doing well and he was able to come to the game and support us," Dove said.Eddie Sutton watched as OSU fell behind 26-21 after a 12-0 run by the NCAA Division II team from Kansas. But the Cowboys responded and led 34-28 at halftime.OSU took a double-digit lead on a layup by Dove with 14:42 to remaining to make the score 48-37.
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Oklahoma State’s JamesOn Curry, left, drives past Pittsburg State’s Keith Windom in the second half Friday at Gallagher-Iba Arena. OSU won 84-67. By MATT STRASEN, THE OKLAHOMAN