OSU continues its reign as highest scoring offense in the Big 12 and stay within the top 10 in the national ranks as the Cowboys defeat Texas 84-71. After starting 0-6 in Big 12 play, the Cowboys have won five of the past six conference matchups.
The Cowboys put on a show shooting 50% from the field and 52.6% from the three point line as five players scored in double digits. Jeffery Carroll, the third best scorer in the conference, continues to show why he deserves the most improved player award accolade because his 18 points was the 22nd time this season he has scored in double-digits. Carroll has scored almost 100 more points this season than he past two combined.
Point guard Jawun Evans, who edges Carroll out for second on the scoring list in the Big 12, extends to six straight games scoring in double-digits with 12 against Texas.
The Longhorns stayed close in the first half and even led by eight with nine minutes to go in the half, but the Cowboys took the lead back before half and didn’t look back. Leyton Hammonds hit two of his three 3’s early in the second and then it was the Davon Dillard show as he started flying around the court on his way to his career high 15 points.
The OSU career 3-point leader, Phil Forte, made his mark on the game hitting four 3’s and reaching 20-straight games making at least one 3-pointer. Forte also takes sole possession of most made 3-pointers in the Big 12.
The Cowboys travel to Fort Worth to take on the surprising TCU Horned Frogs (17-8), who were projected to finish last in the conference but are fifth with six games left.