Cowboys Take Down Red Raiders, Upset By Sooners
1/31/15 Oklahoma Sooners @ OSU Cowboys
Oklahoma pushed the pace in the second half and overwhelmed Oklahoma State.
Jordan Woodard scored a season-high 17 points and had a career-high five steals to help the 24th-ranked Sooners beat the Cowboys 64-56 on Saturday night. Oklahoma overcame a seven-point halftime deficit to sweep the regular-season series.
Buddy Hield scored 12 of his 15 points after halftime for Oklahoma (14-7, 5-4 Big 12). He had 27 in the previous meeting, an 82-65 win for the Sooners in Norman. Ryan Spangler had 13 points, nine rebounds and a career-high six assists. Oklahoma held the Cowboys to 32 percent shooting in the second half.
Phil Forte scored 15 points and Le'Bryan Nash had 12 for the Cowboys (14-7, 4-5), who lost at home for just the second time this season. Forte, the Big 12's No. 2 scorer, had just four points in the second half. He struggled to get free and took just seven shots. Nash, the conference's No. 3 scorer, played most of the game with foul trouble. He made 5 of 13 shots and had four turnovers.
Early in the game, Oklahoma threw a ball away and Isaiah Cousins eased up because he thought it would be a backcourt violation. Forte hustled, got to the ball first and made an easy layup to give the Cowboys a 7-2 lead. A lob from Anthony Hickey to Anthony Allen for a monster jam got the crowd onto its feet and gave the Cowboys a 27-15 lead.
Oklahoma State led 32-25 at halftime and shot 48 percent, despite Nash playing just four minutes because he had two fouls. Forte scored 11 points on 3-for-3 shooting before the break. Oklahoma scored the first five points of the second half. The Cowboys pushed their lead back to eight, but the Sooners responded again and a 3-pointer by Hield gave the Sooners a 40-38 lead.
Nash picked up his fourth foul with just over five minutes remaining. Michael Cobbins, Oklahoma State's rim protector, fouled out with 4:13 to play. It was an opportunity lost for Oklahoma State, which was coming off a 64-53 win over Baylor on Tuesday night.
2/04/15 OSU Cowboys @ Texas Longhorns
The Cowboys hit the road on Wednesday, as they head to Austin, TX and the Frank C. Erwin Center to take on the Texas Longhorns (14-7, 3-5 in the big 12). Tip-off time is 7 pm, and you can catch all the action, starting with Dave Hunsiker and the Cowboys Pre-Game at 6 o’clock Wednesday night on My107 and my1073fm.com.