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Former teammate thinks Smart is headed for the Hall of Fame

The Boston Celtics worked out Marcus Smart's former Oklahoma State teammate Le'Bryan Nash on Monday, and the forward had more than a few interesting things to say. For one, Nash thinks Smart should've won Rookie of the Year. He's also convinced Smart is headed to the Hall of Fame. Here's the Boston Herald's Mark Murphy with more of what Nash had to say, in the senior's own words...
Via Fox Sports
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart Proved Character After College Outburst, Former Teammate Says

WALTHAM, Mass. — It was after the lowest moment of Marcus Smart’s basketball career that LeBryan Nash learned just how strong his former college teammate is. Smart and Nash both were players at Oklahoma State when, during a game at Texas Tech last February, the former shoved a fan sitting behind one basket. Smart was a highly ranked NBA prospect at the time, and the incident...
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart, Now NBA Veteran, Imparting Wisdom On Former College Mentor

WALTHAM, Mass. — It wasn’t so long ago that Marcus Smart was an 18-year-old freshman preparing to begin his collegiate basketball career at Oklahoma State and looking to the Cowboys’ veteran players for guidance. “(With Smart) being our point guard, I had to tune him up,” fellow Oklahoma State product LeBryan Nash said Monday. “Like, ‘Yeah, you’re going to have to...
Via NESN.com
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics News & Notes From June 1: Team Works Out Six Players, Marcus Smart Feels Snubbed and More

Celtics’ Workout Today the team will be working out Arizona’s Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Virginia’s Justin Anderson, Michigan State’s Branden Dawson, Oklahoma State’s LeBryan Nash, Texas’ Jonathan Holmes and Alabama’s Levi Randolph. CBSSports.com College Basketball Writer Sam Vecenie lists Hollis-Jefferson as the 21st and Justin Anderson as the 24th best prospects in…
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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Okla St's Nash takes coach's advice, shines in all-star game

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Oklahoma coach Travis Ford's advice to Le'Bryan Nash was simple: play hard. The Oklahoma State forward did just that in the National Association of Basketball Coaches' all-star game Friday and ended up co-MVP, helping the West squad to a 109-87 victory. ''I just went out there and had fun. I'm always going to be in shape because I like to play basketball so much...
Via AP on Fox
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Shockers, Jayhawks to meet in Sunflower State showdown

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) It took the NCAA Tournament to finally bring Kansas and Wichita State together. The two schools separated by a couple hours of Sunflower State highway have not played in more than two decades, despite their national pedigrees. But after the second-seeded Jayhawks cruised past New Mexico State and the No. 7 seed Shockers handled a stiff test from Indiana on Friday...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Oklahoma State Basketball: Cowboys face Ducks in the wild West Region

Despite an up-and-down season, Oklahoma State Basketball has found its way to a 3rd straight NCAA Tournament appearance. The Cowboys reached the tournament with a record of 18-13 (8-10) and are the ninth seed in the West region. They face eighth seed Oregon later today at 5:50 p.m. CT in Omaha, Nebraska. This is the second time the two teams have met up in the tournament in the last...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Oklahoma St.-Oregon Preview

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Oregon coach Dana Altman walked through the corridors of the CenturyLink Center on Thursday, a sense of familiarity washing over him with every hug and handshake. Altman spent 16 seasons at Creighton, the last half of them with Bluejays making their home at the glitzy riverfront arena. Now he is back with the eighth-seeded Ducks as they prepare to open the NCAA...
Via AP on Fox
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Oklahoma St. coach Ford leads unlikely bunch into NCAAs

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma State's roller-coaster season under Travis Ford has one last chance to go up. The Cowboys were picked to finish eighth in the Big 12 this season, and little was expected of Ford's squad after losing stars Marcus Smart and Markel Brown to the NBA. Oklahoma State unexpectedly got off to a hot start in Big 12 play, and the Cowboys were ranked as high...
Via AP on Fox
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Oklahoma St.-West Virginia Preview

West Virginia's season nearly reached a high point in its final road game. Instead, the 20th-ranked Mountaineers will need to regroup Saturday against Oklahoma State in order to avoid heading into the Big 12 tournament on their first three-game losing streak of the season. After suffering a 78-66 loss at then-No. 19 Baylor last Saturday, West Virginia (22-8, 10-7) jumped out to an...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Oklahoma State gets back on track, tops TCU

It was fitting that on Senior Night, Oklahoma State's top two seniors led the way. Le'Bryan Nash and Anthony Hickey each scored 20 points to lead Oklahoma State to an 82-70 victory over TCU Wednesday night. Hickey scored 18 of his points in the second half, while also adding five assists for Oklahoma State (18-11, 8-9 Big 12). It was an important win for the Cowboys, who tumbled...
Via AP on Fox
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Oklahoma State gets back on track, tops TCU 82-70

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Le'Bryan Nash and Anthony Hickey each scored 20 points to lead Oklahoma State to an 82-70 victory over TCU Wednesday night. Hickey scored 18 of his points in the second half alone, while also adding five assists for Oklahoma State (18-11, 8-9 Big 12). It was an important win for Oklahoma State, which has tumbled out of the Top 25 rankings, and damaged its...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Oklahoma State Basketball: Where does Saturday’s loss leave the Cowboys?

With Saturday’s stunning 63-62 loss at Texas Tech, Oklahoma State basketball is now 17-11 overall and 7-9 in the Big 12. In the loss, Phil Forte was held scoreless for the first time this season on 0 of 4 shooting. His struggles as of late are a big concern for a Cowboy offense that normally requires solid contributions from him in order to get a win. The Cowboys were outplayed...
Via isportsweb.com
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Big 12 Power Rankings: March 2-7

Does anyone want to win the Big 12? We're still taking orders. Kansas handed Iowa State and Oklahoma the keys to at least a share of the title last Monday, and Iowa State couldn't wait to hand them right back.  It's all about the Sooners and Jayhawks down the stretch, but there are still seed lines to be improved, big wins to be captured and final home games to be played. I'd expect...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Oklahoma State Basketball: Up-and-down season continues for Cowboys

The last six games have been a true roller coaster ride for Oklahoma State Basketball.With Saturday’s 73-63 loss at home against No. 23 West Virginia, No. 22 Oklahoma State has now dropped three straight games, bringing them to 7-8 in the Big 12 and 17-10 overall. Before their current three-game skid, the Cowboys had been playing their best basketball of the season, defeating...
Via isportsweb.com
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Big 12 Power Rankings: Feb. 23-March 1

The longest winning streak in the Big 12 is just three games (Hey there, Iowa State. Lookin' good.), but three more teams in the top half of the power rankings went 2-0 this week, meaning this week's edition remains mostly stabilized.  Iowa State will spend the next two weeks chasing Kansas, adding a little bit of intrigue to the conference race, but that idea is only new territory...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Staten and Brown lead No. 23 West Virginia over Oklahoma St

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- Juwan Staten scored 22 points and had seven assists, Gary Browne added a career-high 18 points and No. 23 West Virginia beat Oklahoma State 73-63 on Saturday. Browne, who also had eight rebounds, scored 16 of his points in the second half for West Virginia (21-6, 9-5 Big 12), which has won three of its last four. Le'Bryan Nash scored 12 points and had four...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Staten, Browne lead No. 23 West Virginia over Oklahoma State

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Juwan Staten scored 22 points and had seven assists, Gary Browne added a career-high 18 points and No. 23 West Virginia beat Oklahoma State 73-63 on Saturday. Browne, who also had eight rebounds, scored 16 of his points in the second half for West Virginia (21-6, 9-5 Big 12), which has won three of its last four. Le'Bryan Nash scored 12 points and had four assists...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Staten and Brown lead No. 23 West Virginia over Oklahoma St

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Juwan Staten scored 22 points and had seven assists, Gary Browne added a career-high 18 points and No. 23 West Virginia beat Oklahoma State 73-63 on Saturday. Browne, who also had eight rebounds, scored 16 of his points in the second half for West Virginia (21-6, 9-5 Big 12), which has won three of its last four. Le'Bryan Nash scored 12 points and had four...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

West Virginia-Oklahoma St. Preview

Juwan Staten's dramatic layup delivered more than an upset victory for West Virginia earlier this week. He'll try to build on that clutch performance as the No. 23 Mountaineers go for their first Big 12 win over sputtering No. 22 Oklahoma State on Saturday. Staten leads West Virginia (20-6, 8-5) with 14.5 points and 4.6 assists per game, and his importance was on full display in...
Via AP on Fox
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 14 Iowa State knocks off No. 22 Oklahoma St.

It was easy for Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford to find the culprit in his team's 70-65 loss to Iowa State. The Cyclones outrebounded the Cowboys 44-28 and had 18 offensive rebounds and 21 second-chance points. "It's the only difference in the game," Ford said. "It's the bottom line. There is really nothing else to talk about in the game but that." Jameel McKay did the most damage...
Via AP on Fox
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 14 Iowa State knocks off No. 22 Oklahoma St.

It was easy for Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford to find the culprit in his team's 70-65 loss to Iowa State. The Cyclones outrebounded the Cowboys 44-28 and had 18 offensive rebounds and 21 second-chance points. "It's the only difference in the game," Ford said. "It's the bottom line. There is really nothing else to talk about in the game but that." Jameel McKay did the most damage...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Iowa State beats Oklahoma State behind Jameel McKay

  Jameel McKay had career highs of 17 points and 14 rebounds to help No. 14 Iowa State knock off No. 22 Oklahoma State 70-65 on Wednesday night. McKay, a 6-foot-9 forward, created problems on both ends with his leaping ability. He made 13 of 18 free throws, blocked four shots and had nine offensive rebounds. Dustin Hogue scored 14 points, Monte Morris had 11 points and Georges Niang...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Iowa St.-Oklahoma St. Preview

Iowa State still has a shot to at becoming only the second team to win the Big 12 since 2005, but its recent road play doesn't inspire much confidence. The 14th-ranked Cyclones look to correct their defensive road woes Wednesday night against No. 22 Oklahoma State. Iowa State (18-6, 8-4) is 1 1/2 games back of No. 8 and first-place Kansas, though it has a game in hand as it tries...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

TCU upsets No. 21 Oklahoma St with pair of 10-0 runs

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Amric Fields had 12 points and a big part in an upset-sealing run as last-place TCU beat No. 21 Oklahoma State 70-55 on Saturday after the Cowboys had won three consecutive Big 12 games against ranked teams. The Horned Frogs (15-10, 2-10 Big 12) used a pair of 10-0 runs in the second half, the latter spurt coming in the closing 4 minutes to clinch the victory...
Via AP on Fox
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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