Posted December 06, 2012 on AP on Fox
The kind of interior presence that No. 23 Oklahoma State unexpectedly got from Philip Jurick left South Florida coach Stan Heath wishing he could get the same kind of performance from any of his three centers. Until he does, Heath expects to keep juggling his lineups and waiting for it to happen. Marcus Smart scored 15 points, Jurick grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds and the Cowboys dominated the boards to beat South Florida 61-49 on Wednesday night. Jurick led the way as the Cowboys (6-1) held a 41-28 rebounding edge, turning it into a 19-7 advantage in second-chance points. In looking over the box score, Heath saw that his group of three centers combined for no points and five rebounds. ''I'm looking for somebody at that five position to give me something,'' Heath said. ''Give me something. That's kind of where we are right now.'' Victor Rudd had 14 points and Anthony Collins scored 12 for South Florida (5-3). The Bulls were held to a ...

No. 23 Oklahoma St. 61, South Florida 49

Marcus Smart scored 15 points, Markel Brown added 13 and No. 23 Oklahoma State bounced back from its first loss of the season to beat South Florida 61-49 on Wednesday night. Smart, the Cowboys' playmaking freshman, nailed a 3-pointer from the left wing to launch a 16-5 run that put Oklahoma State (6-1) in control in the second half. He finished it off by hitting another 3, then...

South Florida-Oklahoma St. Preview

Coming off its first loss, Oklahoma State has to feel good about its chances of bouncing back in a return home. However, overlooking what appears to be a motivated South Florida team could prove costly for the No. 23 Cowboys on Wednesday night. Oklahoma State (5-1) won its first five games, including a 76-56 rout of then-No. 6 North Carolina State, but couldn't keep up Saturday...
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