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Postgame Notes: Oklahoma State 57 - Oklahoma 49

March 8, 2023

Oklahoma State Postgame Notes vs. Oklahoma

Oklahoma State - 57, Oklahoma - 49

March 8, 2023 | Kansas City, MO (T-Mobile Center) 

Updated Records: Oklahoma State 18-14 overall, 8-10 Big 12 I Oklahoma 15-17 overall, 5-13 Big 12

Oklahoma State Leaders: Points - Caleb Asberry - 15, Assists - Bryce Thompson - 5, Rebounds - Tyreek Smith - 14

Oklahoma Leaders: Points - Tanner Groves - 13, Assists - Milos Uzan - 3, Rebounds - Tanner Groves - 12

Game Flow

  • Tyreek Smith made back-to-back layups off two assists from Bryce Thompson to get the Cowboys’ offense started in Kansas City.
  • The Cowboys headed into the first media timeout trailing the Sooners, 7-4.
  • John-Michael Wright’s first three-pointer of the Big 12 Tournament goes down and OSU takes its first lead of the night, 8-7.
  • A 12-0 Cowboy run extends the lead to 16-7 after five scores on the last six possessions.
  • Two mid-range jumpers from Bryce Thompson continued the Cowboys’ offensive success, leading the Sooners 22-13.
  • Bryce Thompson led all scorers with eight first-half points as the Cowboys headed into the halftime break with a 26-20 lead.
  • Caleb Asberry’s first three of the night started the Cowboys off on the right foot in the second half, extending the lead to nine.
  • Tyreek Smith continued to make a major impact on the boards for the Cowboys, snagging his 10th rebound of the game and his fourth offensive rebound that led to free-throws for Smith. The Cowboys still lead, 33-27.
  • A monstrous throw-down from Moussa Cisse after the offensive rebound gave the Cowboys a 35-28 lead with 11:30 left.
  • Another Cisse dunk is followed by a John-Michael Wright steal and fastbreak finish to put the Cowboys up 42-33 with 8:57 remaining.
  • The Cowboys took control during the final eight minutes, extending the lead to 15 at one point, and finishing off the Sooners, 57-49. The Cowboys advance to play Texas on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament.

Game Notes

  • Head coach Mike Boynton went with Caleb Asberry, Bryce Thompson, John-Michael Wright, Moussa Cisse and Tyreek Smith as the starting-five for the second-straight game after beating Texas Tech in the regular season finale.
  • Tyreek Smith made his fifth start of the season and surpassed his previous career-high of eight rebounds in the first half, snagging nine in the opening 20 minutes. Smith finished the game with 14 rebounds, seven points and one block.
  • Caleb Asberry scored a team-high 15 points, scoring in double-figures for the 13th time this season and sixth-straight game. Asberry also added a season-high eight rebounds, two shy of his career-high.
  • Asberry has made 10 three-point field goals in the Cowboys past two games.
  • Bryce Thompson led the Cowboys offensively from the opening tip, scoring eight first-half points on his way to a 12-point performance. Thompson added five assists, one short of his season-high and one block.
  • Thompson has reached double-figures in eight of his last nine games and 20 times this season.
  • Moussa Cisse made his second start since his injury earlier this season, scoring eight points with 11 rebounds and two blocks.
  • Cisse has reached at least two blocks for the 15th time this season. Cisse leads the Big 12 in blocks this season with 57, 15 more than second place.
  • Oklahoma’s 49 points were its fewest points in a game this season, and the fewest it has scored in a game since scoring 42 against Texas Tech on Feb. 22, 2022.
  • The Cowboys allowed 20 points in the first half, the second fewest allowed in any half this season (17 vs. UCF on Dec. 18).
  • The Sooners’ 20 first-half points were the fewest they have scored in any half this season.
  • OSU had two different players reach double-figure rebounds in the same game, Moussa Cisse and Tyreek Smith, for the first time since Feb. 27, 2021, in Norman against Oklahoma.
  • The Sooners are the second team Oklahoma State has held under 50 points this season. OSU held Wichita State to 49 on Dec. 17, 2022.
  • Oklahoma State’s defense has forced at least 10 turnovers in 27 of 32 games this season.
  • The Cowboys blocked six shots against the Sooners, the 18th time this season OSU has reached at least five blocks in a game and the second-straight game with six blocks.
  • As a team, the Cowboys have reached at least two blocks in every game this season. OSU leads the Big 12 with 5.0 blocked shots per game, which ranks 16th in the country.
  • Oklahoma State is 17-3 when they shoot the same percentage or better than their opponent from the field this season.
  • The Cowboys have reached 30 team rebounds in 11 of its last 12 games.

Oklahoma State’s win…

  • Improved the Cowboys to 106-134 in the Oklahoma series dating back to 1916.
  • Improved the Cowboys to 5-1 against the Sooners in Big 12 Tournament games.
  • Improved the Cowboys to 2-2 in neutral site games this season.
  • Improved the Cowboys to 5-3 in the Big 12 Tournament in the Mike Boynton era.
  • Improved the Cowboys to 18-7 in March in the Mike Boynton era.
  • Gave it three-straight wins in the first-round of the Big 12 Tournament.
  • Gave it three wins against the same opponent in a season for the first time since 2011-12.
  • Gave OSU three wins in the same season against Oklahoma for the second time in school history.
  • Gave it seven wins in its last eight meetings with OU.
  • Is Mike Boynton's 105th career win, putting him two shy of Paul Hansen for fourth-most in school history.

Team Streaks

  • OSU has made at least one three-pointer in 759 consecutive games dating back to Jan. 13, 2001.
  • The Cowboys have shot over 40 percent from the field in 13 of their last 15 games.
  • The Pokes have posted 10 or more assists in 27 of their 32 games this season.
  • Dating back to last season, OSU has held 31 of its past 36 opponents under their season scoring average.
  • The Cowboys have made 10 or more free throws in 23 of 32 games this season after doing so in 18 of their 30 games last season. 
  • Oklahoma State has reached double-digit second chance points in 14 of 19 conference games this season and tied a season-high of 16 against the Sooners.
  • Oklahoma State has recorded at least five steals in 23 of its 32 games this season.
  • Bryce Thompson has made at least one three-point field goal in eight of his last nine games.
  • Kalib Boone’s career field-goal percentage currently sits at 59.6%, the best in Oklahoma State program history. At his current pace, Boone will become the first Cowboy in program history to shoot 60% or better from the field in multiple seasons.
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