Posted March 21, 2014 on
Could it have gotten any uglier for the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Friday? In a season in which the Cowboys have played some ugly basketball, they may have saved their worst performance for last, and unfortunately it was on the biggest stage of all – the NCAA Tournament. OSU’s season came to an end with a 85-77 loss to Gonzaga in the second round of the NCAA tourney in San Diego.
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Andrew Catalon is one of the top young broadcasters in the industry who is calling his first NCAA Tournament, but this is a poor choice of words he would desperately like to have back. In the closing minutes of Oklahoma State-Gonzaga, the Cowboys fouled Przemek Karnowski, who is from Poland. Catalon described it as “Hack-a-Polack” and later apologized on the air. Yikes. H/T No Laying Up
OKLAHOMA CITY - After a really sharp first session Thursday that featured eight wins and eight wrestlers staying on course in the championship brackets, a hard fought loss to a higher seeded wrestler and a disappointing effort, Oklahoma State's Cowboys prepared for a critical evening session with hopes they would advance into Friday's quarterfinals at the 2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships.
Oklahoma State fell behind 9-0 in the first two and a half minutes of the game and was never able to recover in Friday's second round game of the NCAA Tournament against Gonzaga. The Cowboys lost 85-77 to the Bulldogs, and end their season with a 21-13 record.
Oklahoma State played below its norm, and the numbers from the first-round game against upstart Florida Gulf Coast were the recipe for that dreaded 12 seed vs. 5 seed upset seen so often in the men's NCAA Tournament. Playing on fourth seed Purdue's home floor in West Lafayette, Ind., the Cowgirls shot just 37 percent from the field and only 54 percent from the free throw line.
Oklahoma State missed out on the JaQuan Lyle sweepstakes on Wednesday, when Lyle picked the Oregon Ducks, but the Cowboys did land a consolation prize a day later, netting a verbal commitment from 5′-10″ point guard Tyree Griffin of Landry-Walker (LA). Griffin announced his pledge via his Twitter account. Griffin was formerly committed to UTEP but did not ...
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Tiffany Bias' driving layup with 41 seconds remaining in overtime lifted No. 5 seed Oklahoma State to a 61-60 victory over No. 12 seed Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday in the opening round of the Notre Dame Regional.
Oklahoma State sophomore post Kamari Murphy discusses the No. 9 Cowboys 85-77 loss to No. 8 Gonzaga in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament...
OKLAHOMA CITY - The Saturday morning session on the final day of the 2014 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships was busy, but unfortunately not for Oklahoma State. Despite having more finalists than any other school with four, two more than team championship contenders Penn State and Minnesota, the Cowboys had just one wrestler, heavyweight Austin Marsden, going in the medal round Saturday.
Phil Forte and Marcus Smart have won 160 basketball games as teammates the past five seasons. The two longtime teammates would like to add at least two more to that victory total this weekend as Oklahoma State plays in the West Region of the NCAA Tournament, beginning with its second-round matchup against Gonzaga at approximately 3:40 p.m. Friday (Central time) in San Diego.
Marcus Smart visits with the media on Thursday prior to Oklahoma State's first game of the NCAA Tournament against Gonzaga. Hear what the Cowboys sophomore has to say about Gonzaga head coach Mark Few, who he got to know while playing with USA Basketball last summer.
Marcus Smart wasn't quite ready to state the obvious, that he had played his final game for Oklahoma State and will declare early for the NBA draft.
Oklahoma State sophomore Phil Forte discusses the No. 9 Cowboys 85-77 opening round loss to No. 8 Gonzaga at the NCAA Tournament...
A couple of weeks ago leading up to the Big 12 Championship, Oklahoma State head coach John Smith put his team through one of those real grinder practices that often happens in the wrestling room. The first period went three minutes, and then a second for two minutes. Then a third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh period. But that was not good enough for Smith, who ordered an eighth period.
DURHAM, NC - In last year's NCAA Tournament first round appearance, a loss to Oklahoma State, DePaul's visit to Durham lasted roughly 48 hours. This year's visit will last twice as long.
SAN DIEGO (AP) This is a big reason why Marcus Smart passed up the NBA draft and returned for his sophomore season at Oklahoma State.