Not an important win for the Cowboys, but an impressive one. UT Arlington had only two losses coming in, both to Big 12 teams. OU beat the Mavericks by four and Texas beat them by 16. So OSU’s 25-point beatdown can be used as a quiet statement toward a pair of conference foes.
Line of the night
UTA forward Karol Gruszecki – 24 minutes, 0 points, 0 rebounds, 0 assists, 2 fouls, 6 turnovers. I’ve never felt more confident in my ability to be a Division I basketball player.
Stat of the game
OSU has held teams to 65 or fewer points in all nine wins this season.
“We have a lot of respect for UT San Antonio” -Travis Ford, at halftime, talking about UT Arlington. Tells you all you need to know
UT Arlington’s offensive philosophy for most of the night
Oklahoma State has its final tune-up game Saturday night (vs Tennessee Tech) before meeting Gonzaga on New Year’s Eve. I wish we could just fast forward.