MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

OSU

November 1, 2012

Cowboys steamroll Ottawa in exhibition hoops opener

— STILLWATER —  Six different Cowboys reached double figures and Oklahoma State ran away from an overmatched Ottawa squad as OSU defeated the Braves 109-56 here Thursday night in exhibition basketball action.

Freshman Phil Forte and junior-college transfer Kirby Gardner shared game scoring honors with 19 points each. Forte finished the game with five three pointers on 10 attempts, including four of his first five. Gardner was effective as well, making 4-of-6 treys while dishing out three assists.

The unofficial debut of heralded freshman Marcus Smart was impressive as well. The 6-4 point guard scored 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting, including 2-of-3 from long range. However, he also had six rebounds, six assists, six steals and no turnovers in just 15 minutes of play.

It was a night of newcomers for the Cowboys. Freshman forward Kamari Murphy started in his first collegiate action, recording a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Junior Markel Brown, the veteran of the Pokes, scored 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting, including 3-of-4 from beyond the arc. Sophomore Le'Bryan Nash finished with 11 points and five assists.

Murphy was the only starter to play more than 22 minutes as he finished with a game-high 30. Gardner, Forte and Christien Sager spent the majority of the game on the court once the game got out of hand. Marek Soucek played 19 minutes and was effective, scoring eight points with six rebounds.

Oklahoma State will open the regular season on Friday, Nov. 9, as the Cowboys host UC Davis in the second game of a doubleheader with the Cowgirls, who play Cal Poly at 5:30 pm.

1
Text Only
OSU
AP Video
Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN Raw: Deadly Landslide Hits Indian Village Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways
Poll

Should a federal judge have the power to strike down Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage?

Yes
No
     View Results
Featured Ads
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Stocks