Cowboys Raid Tennessee, Down Memphis And MTSU
12/13/14 OSU Cowboys @ Memphis Tigers
After a week off for finals, the Oklahoma State Cowboys returned to the hardwood, traveling to Memphis, TN to take the Memphis Tigers.
The Cowboys got back in the grove by taking the Tigers by the tail and getting back on the winning side of the ledger, taming Memphis 73-55 at Fed Ex Arena. Le'Bryan Nash scored 20 points and Anthony Hickey Jr. and Phil Forte III each threw down 19 as Oklahoma State climbed to 8-1 on the season, rebounding from a 75-49 drubbing at the hands of the South Carolina Gamecocks, the Cowboys only loss this season.
Nash, who had but six points early in the second half, came on late at the foul line (12 of 14) to extend his streak of double-figure outings to eight straight games. The 19 points for Hickey, a transfer from LSU, are an OSU career-best. He drained a 3-pointer for Oklahoma State's first points and followed with a jumper to give the Cowboys the lead for good at 5-4. The Cowboys recorded double-digit steals (15) for the fifth time this season. Michael Cobbins had a career-high four for OSU. Kuran Iverson and Trashon Burrell scored 13 each for Memphis (3-4).
12/16/14 Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders @ OSU Cowboys
Le'Bryan Nash scored 16 points to lead the Cowboys to an easy home victory over the Blue Raiders. Michael Cobbins had 12 points, eight rebounds and four blocks for Oklahoma State (9-1), which also got 12 points and five assists from Phil Forte. Jeff Newberry added 11 points off the bench for the Cowboys, who shot 51.1 percent from the field. The Cowboys won the rebound battle 34-29 with Anthony Hickey Jr. contributing seven boards.
Jaqawn Raymond led Middle Tennessee (5-5), which shot 31.1 percent from the field, including 4-of-16 from 3-point range. Darnell Harris added eight points off the bench for the Blue Raiders. Reggie Upshaw came in with a team-leading 10.3 points per game for Middle Tennessee but finished with one point on 0-of-5 shooting from the field
The game was tied three minutes into the contest before Oklahoma State went on an 11-3 run to open up an eight-point lead with 12:42 to go in the half. Middle Tennessee State pulled back within two with 10:43 to go, but the Cowboys went on a 22-3 run to lead by 21 before settling for a 19-point advantage at the half.
Oklahoma State got the lead up to 25 when Hammonds hit a 3-pointer with 14:19 to go before the Blue Raiders went on an 8-2 run. But the Cowboys responded with the next six points and were never threatened the rest of the way.
This is the third straight season - and fifth time in seven seasons - that Oklahoma State has started 9-1.
12/21/14 Maryland Terrapins @ OSU Cowboys
Next up for the Cowboys, a rare Sunday contest, as they welcome the teenage mutant ninja turtles of college basketball, the 8-1 Maryland Terrapins to Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwell. Tip-off time is 1pm and you can catch all the action, starting with Dave Hunsiker and the Cowboys Pre-Game at noon on My107 and my1073fm.com.