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Postgame Notes: Oklahoma State 82 - Ole Miss 60

January 28, 2023

Oklahoma State - 82, Ole Miss - 60

Jan. 28, 2023 | Stillwater, OK (Gallagher-Iba Arena) | Attendance: 9,973

Updated Records: Oklahoma State 12-9 overall, 3-5 Big 12 I Ole Miss 9-12 overall, 1-7 SEC

Oklahoma State Leaders: Points - Kalib Boone - 18, Assists - Bryce Thompson - 3, Rebounds - Quion Williams - 6

Ole Miss Leaders: Points - TJ Caldwell, Jae Brakefield - 12, Assists - Amaree Abram - 2, Rebounds - Jayve McKinnis - 6

We Always Remember The 10


Game Flow

  • Kalib Boone started the scoring for the Pokes for the 12th time this season with an and-1 to go up 3-0.
  • The Cowboys first nine points all came off an offensive rebound, taking a 9-5 lead into the first media timeout.
  • Three-straight made field goals by the Cowboys extended the lead to 18-10 with 11:41 left in the first half. John-Michael Wright and Kalib Boone combined for 10 points on 4-for-4 shooting from the floor.
  • Moussa Cisse returned to the court after a one-game absence and immediately made an impact on the defensive end, blocking one shot while the Cowboys held the Rebels to three points in Cisse’s first four minutes.
  • Woody Newton’s eight points led the Cowboys as OSU took a 29-18 lead into a timeout with 5:05 remaining in the half.
  • OSU outscored Ole Miss 20-to-6 in the paint during the first half as the Cowboys took a 38-27 lead into the halftime break. Newton paced the Pokes with 12 points and Boone added another nine as the Cowboys shot 52 percent from the floor.
  • The Cowboys defense smothered the Rebels throughout the first five minutes of the second half, allowing just one made basket as the lead stretched to 16 points, 48-32.
  • Nine-straight points from Avery Anderson III kept the offense rolling, extending the lead to 58-37 at the under-12 timeout.
  • OSU continued to keep Ole Miss at a comfortable distance, leading 62-48 with 6:33 left to play.
  • The Cowboys finished the game strong, winning comfortably by a final score of 82-60.

Game Notes 

  • Head coach Mike Boynton went with Avery Anderson III, Bryce Thompson, John-Michael Wright, Kalib Boone and Woody Newton as the starting-five for the fourth-straight game.
  • Avery Anderson III has found a groove scoring the ball, reaching double-figures in four of his past five after scoring 17 against the Rebels. Anderson III did most of his damage at the free-throw line, becoming the first Cowboys to go 11-for-11 since Phil Forte III against Central Arkansas on Nov. 14, 2016. That number is the most made without a miss since Cam McGriff made all 13 attempts on Feb. 10, 2018.
  • The 22-point win is the largest for the Cowboys in the Big 12/SEC challenge since beating Arkansas 99-71 on Jan. 28, 2017.
  • Woody Newton had his best game as a Cowboys, tying a career-high 12 points on 5-for-6 shooting, one block and one three-pointer made.
  • Kalib Boone continues to dominate the paint on both sides of the floor, scoring 18 points on a perfect 6-for-6 from the field while grabbing four rebounds and blocking one shot.
  • John-Michael Wright provided a punch for the Cowboys offense against Ole Miss, scoring 10 points with two made three-pointers. Wright has made two or more three-pointers 12 times this season, while shooting at a 34.6 percent clip.
  • Quion Williams brought great energy off the bench, grabbing a team-high six rebounds and scoring five points.
  • OSU has found success on the offensive end lately, scoring 30 or more points in five-straight halves of basketball and six of its last seven. OSU has reached the 40-point mark in three of its last seven halves.
  • As a team, the Cowboys have reached at least three blocks in all 21 games this season. OSU leads the Big 12 with 5.6 blocked shots per game, which ranks 10th in the country.
  • The Cowboys lead the Big 12 and rank sixth in the country in FG percentage defense, holding opponents to 38 percent on the season. Saturday was no different, as the Cowboys held Ole Miss to 36 percent shooting.
  • OSU has held 17 of its 21 opponents to 35 percent shooting or less from the three-point line, and 12 of 21 have shot less than 30 percent.

Oklahoma State’s win…

  • Improved the Cowboys to 2-0 all-time in the Ole Miss series.
  • Improved the Cowboys to 7-3 all-time in the Big 12/SEC challenge.
  • Improved the Cowboys to 9-2 at home this season.
  • Improved the Cowboys to 5-0 at home in the Big 12/SEC challenge.
  • Extended its home win streak to three games.
  • Is head coach Mike Boynton’s 99th win, putting him one shy of becoming the fifth coach in program history to win 100 games.

Team Streaks

  • OSU has made at least one three-pointer in 748 consecutive games dating back to Jan. 13, 2001.
  • The Cowboys have posted 10 or more assists in 28 of their past 33 games dating back to last season. 
  • Dating back to last season, OSU has held 23 of its past 25 opponents under their season scoring average.
  • The Cowboys have made 10 or more free throws in 15 of 21 games this season after doing so in 18 of their 30 games last season. 
  • OSU has forced 10 or more turnovers in 12-straight Big 12 games.
  • Oklahoma State has recorded at least five steals in 18 of its 21 games this season.
  • Caleb Asberry has shown a strong ability to rebound as of late as he’s brought in five or more rebounds in five of the last seven games.
  • Woody Newton has played the best basketball of his career since being inserted into the starting lineup, making at least one three-pointer in five-straight games and has recorded two or more rebounds in 12 consecutive contests.
  • Newton has now collected a block in two-straight and four of the last five games.
  • Kalib Boone has scored 10 or more points in seven of his past eight games and has scored 13 or more in six of his past eight.
  • Boone has also blocked a shot in six of his last seven games, and recorded multiple blocks in four of those seven.
  • Tyreek Smith has recorded at least one block in nine-straight games, and collected at least two in four of those eight.
  • OSU has recorded five or more blocks in five of its six road games this season.
  • John-Michael Wright has made a three-pointer in four-straight games and two or more in three-straight for the Cowboys.
  • The Cowboys have shot over 40 percent from the field in four-straight games for the first time since Feb. 2-12, 2022.
  • Oklahoma State is averaging 42.7 points per game in the second half in its last four contests after scoring 44 in the second half on Saturday.
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