Posted December 01, 2013 on AP on Fox
Shaq Goodwin helped make sure the outcome for Memphis and Tigers coach Josh Pastner was different than the first matchup this season against Oklahoma State. Goodwin had 17 points, Joe Jackson hit four key free throws late and No. 21 Memphis beat No. 5 Oklahoma State 73-68 Sunday night in the championship game of the Old Spice Classic. ''Of course we wanted it for him,'' Goodwin said. ''I hate to say that we wanted to prove people wrong, but it just felt good to give my head coach a top-five win. It just feels good when you make him feel good.'' Memphis (5-1) held Oklahoma State preseason All-American Marcus Smart to 12 points. Smart, who played with virus-like stomach symptoms, went 4 for 13 from the field and had five turnovers. ''That's definitely not an excuse,'' Smart said. ''They did an excellent job executing their scouting report. I couldn't find a groove out there.'' In the earlier meeting this season between the Top 25 teams on Nov. 19, Oklahoma State (7-1) won handily...
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