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Postgame Notes: Oklahoma State 47 - Texas 61

March 9, 2023

Oklahoma State Postgame Notes vs. No. 7/7 Texas

Oklahoma State - 47, No. 7/7 Texas  - 61

March 9, 2023 | Kansas City, MO (T-Mobile Center) 

Updated Records: Oklahoma State 18-15 overall, 8-10 Big 12 I Texas 24-8 overall, 12-6 Big 12

Oklahoma State Leaders: Points - Caleb Asberry - 16, Assists - Bryce Thompson - 4, Rebounds - Kalib Boone - 11

Texas Leaders: Points - Sir’Jabari Rice - 15 , Assists - Sir’Jabari Rice, Marcus Carr - 3, Rebounds - Dylan Disu - 11

Game Flow

  • Moussa Cisse scored the Cowboys’ first point of the game at the free-throw line after the steal and feed from Tyreek Smith.
  • Tyreek Smith’s activity continues to give the Cowboys a boost, ripping down the offensive rebound and putting the layup in for OSU’s first lead of the night, 3-2.
  • Two Longhorn three-pointers gave them the early advantage, taking a 10-5 lead into the first media timeout.
  • Caleb Asberry got Texas’ defenders jumping on two-straight three-point attempts and made all six free throws to tie the game at 11 with 11:50 left in the first half.
  • Despite shooting 3-for-13 from the field in the first 13 minutes, the Cowboys trail by just four points, 19-15.
  • Caleb Asberry led all scorers in the first half with 11 points, but the Cowboys headed into the locker room facing a 35-26 deficit.
  • Kalib Boone scored the Cowboys’ first two points of the second half with a power move down low. The Cowboys trailed 43-28.
  • Boone scored two more at the free-throw line, but the Longhorns answered immediately with a three-pointer on the other end. Cowboys down 46-30 with 11:24 left.
  • A Kalib Boone flying jam is followed by a steal and a Caleb Asberry fastbreak dunk to cut the Texas lead to 10 with 3:46 left.
  • The Cowboys got as close as nine down the stretch, but fell to the Longhorns, 61-47.

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 third-straight game after beating Texas Tech and Oklahoma in the previous two games.
  • Kalib Boone recorded his second double-double of the season off the bench with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Boone also made his second three-pointer of the season.
  • Caleb Asberry led the Cowboys in scoring for the third-straight game. Asberry scored 16 points and reached double-figures for the 14th time this season and seventh-straight game. Asberry made 9-of-11 free throw attempts, the third most by a Cowboy this season.
  • Asberry has made 11 three-point field goals in the Cowboys' past three games.
  • Bryce Thompson has provided four or more assists in three-straight games and four of his last five.
  • Moussa Cisse made his third start since his injury earlier this season, scoring five points with six rebounds and one block.
  • Oklahoma State’s defense has forced at least 10 turnovers in 28 of 33 games this season.
  • 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 12 of its last 13 games. OSU had a combined 94 rebounds in the two games at the Big 12 Tournament.

Team Streaks

  • OSU has made at least one three-pointer in 760 consecutive games dating back to Jan. 13, 2001.
  • The Cowboys have shot over 40 percent from the field in 13 of their last 16 games.
  • The Pokes have posted 10 or more assists in 27 of their 33 games this season.
  • Dating back to last season, OSU has held 32 of its past 37 opponents under their season scoring average.
  • The Cowboys have made 10 or more free throws in 24 of 33 games this season after doing so in 18 of their 30 games last season. 
  • Oklahoma State has reached double-digit second chance points in 15 of 20 conference games this season and tied a season-high of 16 against the Sooners.
  • Oklahoma State has recorded at least five steals in 24 of its 33 games this season.
  • Caleb Asberry has made at least one three-point field goal in 13-straight games.
  • Kalib Boone’s career field-goal percentage currently sits at 59.6%, the best in Oklahoma State program history.

Team Identities from the Bracketology Story

Team A - Penn State                                 Team F - North Carolina

Team B - Mississippi State                      Team G - Arizona State

Team C - Michigan                                   Team H - Boise State

Team D - Utah State                                Team I - Memphis

Team E - Oklahoma State                       Team J - Nevada


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