OSU Basketball Off To A 6-0 Start
A 6-0 start has the Oklahoma State Cowboys basketball team knocking on the door of the top 25 as they open the 2014-'15 season. After last week's victories over Oregon State and then Tulsa in Las Vegas' to capture the MGM Grand Main Event tournament championship, OSU received 69 votes in AP poll, which would be good enough to be ranked 28th, while the squad's 32 votes in the coaches poll would be good enough to place 31st, if the polls only ranked down that many spots.
LeBryan Nash brought home the tournament MVP, averaging 20 points for the two games, while point-guard Anthony Hickey averaged 13 points, 5 assists and four rebounds and Phil Fonte contributed 15 1/2 points and 3 steals per game. Coach Travis Ford was even more proud of his squad's defensive effort, allowing just 33% shooting over the two days in Vegas. The victory in the championship games against Tulsa was the two teams' 108th meeting on the court, but their first since 2011. In the first ever meeting between the two squads outside of the state of Oklahoma, the Cowboys moved their record in the all-time series to 70-38.
The Cowboys stayed in Vegas for the holiday, getting a some extra practice and a little relaxation of the weekend, before returning home. Hoping what happened in Vegas doesn't stay in Vegas, the Cowboys return to the hardwood on Wednesday to take on the Mean Green of North Texas (4-2) in Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater at 7pm.
The will then take on South Carolina Gamecocks in their first real road game of the season on Saturday at 11am in Columbia, South Carolina. You can catch all the Oklahoma State basketball action this season on your Cowboy home My1073 and my1073fm.com.