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PHIL FORTE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Kansas State can't hang with red-hot Oklahoma State

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Phil Forte matched a season high with 23 points to help Oklahoma State defeat Kansas State 77-61 on Monday night. Marcus Smart scored 18 points and Markel Brown added 15 for the Cowboys (20-10, 8-9 Big 12), who followed their victory over Kansas by winning their fourth straight. Brown, a senior, and Smart, a sophomore, played their final home games for the Cowboys...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Quick Hitters: Oklahoma State (Round Two)

The Kansas Jayhawks dropped their seventh loss of the season last night as they lost to the Oklahoma State Cowboys, 72-65, in Stillwater. Let’s take a look at why the Jayhawks weren’t able to put this one away: 1. Stopping Forte: Stopping Phil Forte is usually a recipe for shutting this Oklahoma State team down, but that was not the case last night. Wayne Selden played remarkable...
Via Rock Chalk Blog
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

GoPokes TV: Phil Forte

Phil Forte has been teammates with Marcus Smart since the two began playing basketball in elementary school. The Oklahoma State sophomore guard talked about the Cowboys’ roller coaster ride the last few weeks, including the three-game suspension of Smart and how he is handling it as OSU prepares for Saturday’s Bedlam game against Oklahoma at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
Via oklahomastate.scout.com
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Forte leads Oklahoma St to rout of Robert Morris

Phil Forte scored 20 points and No. 6 Oklahoma State looked sharp after a nine-day break, beating Robert Morris 92-66 on Monday night. Markel Brown added 18 points for Oklahoma State (12-1) in the Cowboys' final tuneup before opening Big 12 Conference play on Saturday at Kansas State. Oklahoma State will enter 2014 with its highest ranking in The Associated Press poll since...
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Nash, Forte help No. 8 Oklahoma St top MVSU 117-62

Too fast, too strong, too athletic. Oklahoma State was too much of everything. The eighth-ranked Cowboys displayed those attributes Friday night in showing why they will be a team to reckon with this season. Oklahoma State, with four starters returning from a 24-9 NCAA tournament squad that includes Preseason All-American and Big 12 Player of the Year Marcus Smart, opened its season...
Via AP on Fox
November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Wildcats keep on grinding -- and winning

KANSAS CITY, Mo. Word association time. Ready? 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."...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Hustle play of the day: Phil Forte takes a dive

Had to go with the replay for this one. In the live feed his dive and slide was cut off because of the camera angle, and let's be honest, the slide makes this what it is. Possession saved for Oklahoma State.
Via Run the Floor
February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Phil Forte scores 26 in win against WVU

Late in the first half, Travis Ford’s wardrobe told the story. The suit jacket was off. OSU was in trouble. The Cowboys were down 13 points with five minutes left until the break and lacked any kind of offensive consistency. Contested jumpshots were followed by turnovers. The Cowboys couldn’t even grab an offensive rebound.
Via oklahomastate.scout.com
January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Oklahoma St. 80, West Virginia 66

Freshman Phil Forte scored a career-high 26 points in his first game since switching jersey numbers, Markel Brown added 24 points and Oklahoma State rallied from 13 points down to rout West Virginia 80-66 on Saturday. Forte, wearing No. 13, hit three 3-pointers as the Cowboys (13-5, 3-3 Big 12) wiped away their big deficit with a 19-3 burst to finish the first half, then connected...
Via AP on Fox
January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Oklahoma St. 69, Akron 65

Phil Forte hit all his free throws after getting fouled while attempting a 3-pointer with 52 seconds left in overtime and Oklahoma State beat Akron 69-65 in the opening round of the Puerto Rico Tipoff on Thursday. Forte, who was fouled by Chauncey Gilliam, drained three free throws to put the Cowboys up 67-65. Marcus Smart made two more free throws to complete the scoring. Smart...
Via AP on Fox
November 15, 2012  |  Discuss
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