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Oklahoma State Postgame Notes vs. Baylor

January 15, 2022
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Oklahoma State 61, No. 1 Baylor 54

January 15, 2022 | Waco, Texas (Ferrell Center)

Updated Records: Oklahoma State 9-7 overall, 2-3 Big 12 Baylor 15-2 overall, 3-2 Big 12

Oklahoma State Leaders: Points – Bryce Thompson – 19, Rebounds – Tyreek Smith – 8, Assists – Bryce Williams – 6

Baylor Leaders: Points – LJ Cryer – 18, Rebounds – Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua – 8, Assists – Kendall Brown – 3

Game Flow

  • Oklahoma State was able to jump out to an early lead on the top-ranked Bears with a 12-0 run to bring the score 15-4 early in the contest.
  • The Cowboys were fueled by another big run, this time 12-2, to take a 34-22 lead into halftime.
  • Baylor was able to chip into the Oklahoma State lead with a 6-0 run, but OSU still held a 46-35 lead by holding Baylor to 28 percent shooting up to that point.
  • Baylor put the pressure on Oklahoma State with a late 7-0 run but the Cowboys’ Bryce Thompson answered and finished the game on a 6-0 run of his own to propel the Cowboys to a 61-54 victory.

Game Notes

  • The win against Baylor on Saturday marked the fourth win in school history vs. the No. 1 overall team and the first since 2/27/2010 vs. Kansas.
  • It was also the first time that Oklahoma State beat the No. 1 overall team on the road.
  • Head Coach Mike Boynton recorded his 19th win vs. a ranked opponent in his tenure. It was also his first win against the No. 1 ranked team.
  • The first half 18-point lead for the Cowboys gave them the largest lead that any Baylor opponent has had against. the Bears all season.
  • Oklahoma State held Baylor to a season-low 54 points. The Bears came into the game ranked 19th in the country in scoring offense averaging 81.5 points per game.
  • Tyreek Smith recorded a career-high eight rebounds. He previously also recorded eight on February 1, 2021 vs. Oklahoma.
  • Bryce Thompson recorded a new career-high in points with 19. His previous high was 15  which he scored earlier this season vs. Charleston.

Team Streaks

  • OSU has forced at least 10 turnovers 145 times under Mike Boynton.
  • Oklahoma State used the same starting lineup (Moussa Cisse, Avery Anderson III, Bryce Thompson, Isaac Likekele and Bryce Williams) for the fourth-straight game on Saturday against Baylor.
  • OSU has made at least one three-pointer in 713 consecutive games dating back to Jan. 13, 2001, which is the 24th longest current streak in college basketball.
 
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