Cowboys Take Down Red Raiders, Upset By Sooners
1/27/15 Baylor Bears @ OSU Cowboys
Le'Bryan Nash scored 16 points as Oklahoma State never trailed in defeating Texas Tech 63-43 Wednesday night. Phil Forte added 15 points and Jeff Newberry had 13 points, six rebounds and three assists for Oklahoma State (13-5, 3-3 Big 12). OSU had lost its last two and gone three of the last four -- all against ranked conference opponents.
Keenan Evans scored a career-high 18 points to lead Texas Tech (10-9, 0-6), which has lost eight of its last nine. Evans, a freshman from the Dallas suburb of Richardson, Texas, led the Red Raiders in scoring for the first time this season and became the ninth different player to at least tie for the Red Raiders lead in scoring. Evans, whose previous season-high was 10 points in the opener, is also the sixth different player in a row to top the team in points.
Oklahoma State's defense allowed its second-lowest field goal percentage of the season, limiting Tech to just 27.8 percent shooting (15 of 54). Take Evans out of the equation and the Red Raiders made just 19.5 percent of their shots (8 of 41) on the night. Leading 32-27 early in the second half, Oklahoma State went on a 19-6 run over the next eight-plus minutes to push the lead into double digits. When Anthony Hickey made a perfect alley oop pass that Jeff Newberry slammed down with 9:51 to go, the Cowboys led 51-33.
Michael Cobbins scored seven points, had a team-high eight rebounds and blocked five shots. OSU surged out to an 8-0 lead on Newberry's 3-pointer with 17:34 left in the opening half. Texas Tech pulled within 11-8 when Evans hit a short jumper with 12:53 left in the half.
The Cowboys built their advantage back to 25-16 when Cobbins slammed home a pass from Hickey, but Evans continued his hot shooting by making three consecutive 3s to tie the game for the first time at 25-all with 4:29 remaining. The Cowboys scored the last five points of the half for a 30-25 lead.
Texas Tech missed its final six shots before the break. The OSU went 5-for-10 from 3-point range in the first half, while Forte increased his career scoring total to 1,136 points. He passed both Mario Boggan and Chianti Roberts on the Oklahoma State career scoring list, and now ranks 30th. Forte made four of seven 3-pointers and matched a career high with five rebounds.
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.