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Postgame Notes: Oklahoma State 69 - Youngstown State 64

March 15, 2023

Oklahoma State Postgame Notes vs. Youngstown State

Oklahoma State - 69, Youngstown State  - 64

March 15, 2023 | Youngstown, OH (Beeghly Center) 

Updated Records: Oklahoma State 19-15 overall, 8-10 Big 12 I Youngstown State 24-10 overall, 15-5 Horizon League

Oklahoma State Leaders: Points - Tyreek Smith, Assists - John-Michael Wright, Quion Williams - 3, Rebounds - Moussa Cisse - 13

Youngstown State Leaders: Points - Dwayne Cohill - 25, Assists - Dwayne Cohill - 5, Rebounds - Malek Green - 12

Game Flow

  • Moussa Cisse put the Cowboys up 2-0 in the first minute with a post-fade move in the lane.
  • Seven early points from Tyreek Smith led the Cowboys, but three made three-pointers from Youngstown St. gave it a 13-11 lead.
  • A block by Kalib Boone led to a fastbreak finish at the rim for Boone, bringing the Penguins’ lead down to 21-19 with 6:48 remaining.
  • A 9-4 Penguin run opened the lead to 30-23 in favor of Youngstown State, but Tyreek Smith continued to cause havoc on the boards, already with 11 points and seven rebounds.
  • The Cowboys’ first three-pointer of the game came from Caleb Asberry and was followed up by a Quion Williams put-back layup to bring the Penguin lead down to four points.
  • Caleb Asberry beats the halftime buzzer from way downtown to cut the Penguins lead to four, 37-33 at the break.
  • After another deep three-pointer from John-Michael Wright cut the lead to one, the Penguins scored six-straight points to go up 43-36.
  • A 6-0 Cowboy run brought OSU within two points with 11:35 remaining.
  • An and-1 layup from Quion Williams put the Cowboys on top for the first time since the first three minutes of the game, 54-52.
  • The Cowboys held on to that lead for the rest of the game, capturing the first road win in the NIT in program history, 69-64.

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 fourth-straight game.
  • Tyreek Smith recorded his first-career double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Smith added one block, one steal and went 3-for-3 from the free-throw line.
  • Quion Williams also collected his first-career double-double with 11 points and 11 rebound. Williams' 11 rebounds set a new career-high, surpassing his previous high of seven against West Virginia.
  • Moussa Cisse grabbed his 12th career double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds. The double-double was Cisse’s sixth of the season and the first since Dec. 20 against Texas A&M Corpus Christi.
  • OSU had three double-doubles for the first time since Nov. 14, 2009, against  Seattle.
  • Caleb Asberry has made 13 three-point field goals in the Cowboys past four games.
  • The Cowboys were relentless on the offensive glass all night, scoring a season-high 23 second-chance points.
  • All eight Cowboys who touched the floor made at least one field goal.
  • As a team, the Cowboys have reached at least two blocks in every game this season.
  • Oklahoma State is 18-3 when they shoot the same percentage or better than their opponent from the field this season.
  • OSU tied a season-high with 49 rebounds against the Penguins, the third-straight game the Cowboys have reached at least 45 rebounds.
  • The Cowboys have reached 30 team rebounds in 13 of its last 14 games. 

Oklahoma State’s win…

  • Improved the Cowboys to 1-0 in the Youngstown State series.
  • Improved the Cowboys to 10-13 all-time in the NIT.
  • Improved the Cowboys to 7-6 in the first round of the NIT.
  • Improved the Cowboys to 1-6 on the road in the NIT.
  • Improved the Cowboys to 9-6 in the postseason in the Mike Boynton era.
  • Advanced the Cowboys to the second round in three-straight NIT appearances.
  • Is Mike Boynton's 106th win at OSU, putting him one shy of Paul Hansen for fourth most in program history.

Team Streaks

  • OSU has made at least one three-pointer in 761 consecutive games dating back to Jan. 13, 2001.
  • The Cowboys have shot over 40 percent from the field in 13 of their last 17 games.
  • The Pokes have posted 10 or more assists in 28 of their 34 games this season.
  • Dating back to last season, OSU has held 33 of its past 38 opponents under their season scoring average.
  • The Cowboys have made 10 or more free throws in 25 of 34 games this season after doing so in 18 of their 30 games last season. 
  • OSU has reached double-digit offensive rebounds in five of its last seven games. The Cowboys' 22 against Baylor was their most in a game since 2011.
  • Oklahoma State has reached double-digit second chance points in 24 of 34 games this season.
  • Oklahoma State has recorded at least five steals in 24 of its 34 games this season.
  • The Cowboys are 15-5 this season when out-rebounding their opponent. When getting out-rebounded, they are 3-8.
  • As a team, the Cowboys have reached at least three blocks in 29 of 34 games this season. OSU leads the Big 12 with 4.9 blocked shots per game, which ranks 20th in the country.
  • Caleb Asberry has made at least one three-point field goal in 14-straight games.
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