Boggan, Curry and Dove combined to score 64 of OSU's first 73 points. Boggan led all scorers with 33 points. He added nine rebounds. Curry and Dove scored 24 and 13 points, respectively. "Overall, he is the best offensive player we have on this team," Sean Sutton said of Boggan, who dominated inside. "JamesOn (Curry) is very good, too, but Mario can do so many things. We utilize him in a lot of situations. "He is a very tough matchup for people because he can score with his back to the basket, and he is a very good perimeter shooter. Obviously, the more we can get him the ball, we would like to do that." Pittsburg State is coming off a 9-19 season where it was 0-15 away from home. The Gorillas are coached by Gene Iba, the nephew of Henry Iba, and son of former Tulsa coach Clarence Iba. Gene Iba, a Tulsa graduate, was a graduate assistant under Henry Iba for two years in the late 1960s at OSU. Gene Iba, who has a 432-317 record in 26 years, had not been to a game at OSU since the re-modeling of Gallagher-Iba.
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