The Cowboys can win plenty of Big 12 games if they get performances like that from Le’Bryan Nash. But that’s because they can usually count on others to chip in. That didn’t happen Monday night, when a pair of key figures went missing. Phil Forte went 2/9 from the field. Markel Brown (OSU’s leading scorer) went 1/10 from the field. And that usually sharpshooting duo went 0/10 from three-point range (one game after going 10/15 from the field and 6/10 from three). Can’t win when you can’t shoot.
Stat of the game
Oklahoma State is now 1-21 in Big 12 road games since early 2009. Travis Ford is 0-5 career in Waco.
Not sure how I’ve made it this far in an OSU hoops post without mentioning the do-everything freshman. Solid game from Smart, who stayed out of foul trouble and contributed 12 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, two steals and a block. Filling up the box score, per the usual.
Christian Sager is a 6-foot-3 walk-on who would be better served getting decent minutes at an NAIA school. Isaiah Austin is a 7-foot-1 future NBA lottery pick. Can you guess which one is which?
The Cowboys return back to the friendly confines of GIA, a place where they can actually win conference games. West Virginia visits Saturday and Iowa State comes to Stillwater next Wednesday.
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