OSU Upended By Cyclones, Upend Longhorns
1/06/14 OSU Cowboys @ Iowa State Cyclones On a team filled with stars, unheralded Dustin Hogue bailed out Iowa State with the block of his life. Hogue slammed Tavarius Shine's 3-point try into the stands with under a second left to help the 17th-ranked Cyclones hold off Oklahoma State 63-61 on Tuesday in their Big 12 opener. Hogue had all 17 of his points in the second half for the Cyclones (11-2, 1-0 Big 12), who shook off a cold start to beat the Cowboys for the third straight time -- all by four points or less. Phil Forte's layup pulled Oklahoma State within 63-61 with 55 seconds to go. But Hogue stuffed Shine, and Georges Niang blocked Forte's desperation 3 at the buzzer. Forte had 21 points and Le'Bryan Nash scored 19 for Oklahoma State (11-3, 1-1), which lost for just the second time in six games.
Oklahoma State went to Nash and Forte once it fell behind by double digits. They helped the Cowboys rally to take the lead at 43-42. But despite hitting six of its first nine 3s in the second half, Oklahoma State fell two blocked 3s short of the upset. But Hogue hit a 3 and a layup to go up 59-55 with 2:16 left and stars Bryce Dejean-Jones and Niang on the bench for the Cyclones. Niang and Matt Thomas each had 10 points for Iowa State. Iowa State was doomed by cold shooting in a 64-60 loss to South Carolina in Brooklyn last weekend. The Cyclones remained stuck in a massive slump in the first half. Iowa State was an astounding 1 of 26 from 3-point range from the start of the Gamecocks game until Thomas buried a 3 with 2:25 left in the first half. Monte Morris followed with a layup, and Thomas buried a step-back corner 3 to give the Cyclones a 26-19 lead. Niang then blew a chance to seal the game at the line with 22 seconds left. But Hogue saved the Cyclones with a brilliant end to one of the best halves of his career.
1/10/15 Texas Longhorns @ OSU Cowboys
Le'Bryan Nash and Phil Forte each scored 20 points, a big part of Oklahoma State's win over No. 10 Texas. Anthony Hickey, however, might have been the true star of the 69-58 upset victory. The senior transfer student from LSU scored 10 points with nine rebounds and seven assists to lead the Cowboys.
Nash scored eight points during a two-minute span early in the second half. Forte made back-to-back 3-pointers later during a 12-3 run for Oklahoma State (12-3, 2-1 Big 12). Myles Turner had 18 points, six rebounds and five blocked shots for Texas (12-4, 1-2). The Longhorns have lost two in a row and three of their last five games.
Oklahoma State, in the midst of playing four straight ranked Big 12 teams, limited Texas to just 21-of-61 shooting.
Jeff Newberry's 3-pointer from the top of the key with 7:44 remaining gave Oklahoma State a 53-46 lead. After Texas got within four, Hickey's second-effort put-back and freshman Tavarius Shine's 3-pointer made it 58-50 with 4:13 left.
Texas led 34-30 early in the second half before Nash scored eight straight points for the Cowboys, including a pretty, left-handed layup off the glass that tied it at 36. The Longhorns entered the day ranked third in the nation with 7.4 blocked shots per game, and came up with 12. Turner led the way with five, while Jonathan Holmes had four.
1/13/15 OSU Cowboys @ Kansas Jay Hawks
Next up for the OSU, they travel to the legendary Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas, continuing their Big-12 schedule Tuesday night, taking on the 12th ranked Kansas Jayhawks.
Tip-off time is 6 pm Tuesday night. You can catch all the action, starting with Dave Hunsiker and the Cowboys Pre-Game at 5 on My107 and my1073fm.com.