Posted March 15, 2013 on
KANSAS CITY — In the final minutes, the Sprint Center never sounded so quiet. Texas Tech vs. TCU on Wednesday might have provided better theater. From the very beginning of Oklahoma State’s semifinal match up with Kansas State, something seemed off. Early Cowboy offense came from a pair of Marcus Smart 3-pointers and an added triple by Phil Forte.
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The Oklahoma State basketball coaching offices expected about one email per week during the season. The sender was sometimes from France, Italy or Poland. Other days, it might have been Spain or Portugal. They all asked the same question: Is Keiton Page still interested in playing basketball?
Oklahoma State got its 24th victory of the season Thursday night with a 74-72 victory over Baylor in a quarterfinal game at the Big 12 Tournament but it wasn't easy. The third-seeded Cowboys won despite allowing the Bears to come back from a 20-point, first-half deficit to tie the game in the final minute before winning on Phil Forte's two free throws. Here are images from...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Word association time.
Kansas State. Shoot.
Oklahoma State guard Phil Forte: "Obviously, when you think of K-State, you think of an aggressive, physical basketball team."
Oklahoma State forward Michael Cobbins: "You've got to be careful with the ball around them. And you've just got to be mentally focused for both halves."...
Throughout this first week of spring football there have been a lot of new sights and sounds on the Oklahoma State practice field. There isn't a lot of sound but a lot of sight on the offensive end where offensive coordinator Mike Jurcich is busy calling plays. In the words of new defensive line coach Joe Bob Clements, the pajamas came off Thursday as the Cowboys put on pads...
Phil Forte stepped to the foul line and Marcus Smart couldn't bear to watch, so with 2.9 seconds left on the clock in a tie game, Oklahoma State's star freshman turned around.
Lined up along the lane, Smart simply turned around.
He only knew that Forte's foul shot had been made by the roar of the crowd.
Forte added the second of his two free throws a moment later,...
Travis Ford called it before the season began. In a sit-down interview in August, the Oklahoma State head caoch laid out his expectations for the season ahead. The unknowns were glaring: Would Marcus Smart live up to the hype? Would Le’Bryan Nash find consistency? And would Markel Brown continue to develop past just being an athletic high-flyer?
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Lets see: Rick Pitino, Tom Izzo, Coach K, Marcus Smart, Doug McDermott, and oh, yeah a 7-foot-5 dude from Canada. When you break down the Midwest region, geez, whats not to love?Like name-dropping? The coaches of the top three seeds in the region, Louisville, Duke and Michigan State, have combined for 23 Final Fours...
Phil Forte hit two free throws with 2.9 seconds left and No. 14 Oklahoma State survived after blowing a 20-point lead to beat Pierre Jackson and Baylor 74-72 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament Thursday night.
Marcus Smart scored 21 points and LeBryan Nash had 14 for the Cowboys (24-7), who built a big first-half lead and then watched it all disappear as the Bears (18...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Phil Forte hit two free throws with 2.9 seconds left and No. 14 Oklahoma State survived after blowing a 20-point lead to beat Pierre Jackson and Baylor 74-72 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament Thursday night.
Marcus Smart scored 21 points and LeBryan Nash had 14 for the Cowboys (24-7), who built a big first-half lead and then watched it all disappear...
Kansas State came up short last weekend in Stillwater, but it all worked out as a loss by a conference rival gave it a share of the Big 12 title.
The 11th-ranked Wildcats will have nowhere to look for help on Friday night when they meet No. 14 Oklahoma State for the second time in seven days - this time with a berth in the conference tournament championship at stake.