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Cowboys Keep Pushing For Better Seed

Cowboys Keep Pushing For Better Seed

The streak extends to five games as the Cowboys keep rolling through the Big 12 the second time through the schedule. Oklahoma State shot and made 22 free throws and didn’t trail after the 14:51 mark in the first half to complete its third sweep of the season in the 80-63 win over Texas Tech.

Four Cowboys scored in double-digits,including Jeffrey Carroll who scored 17 and has scored double-digits in 25 of the 29 games this season. Phil Forte got back on track, after scoring only three against TCU, hitting five 3-pointers solidifying second in the Big 12 in 3’s made this season and taking 6th in big 12 history with 321 career 3’s. Forte’s 15 puts him in the top 10 in scoring in the conference joining teammates Carroll and Jawun Evans, who scored 15 and extended his streak to 10 straight games scoring in double-digits.

The Cowboys 80 points is the 20th time this season they have scored at least 80 and have won 17 of those games. While averaging 85.7 points a game, which is 9th best in the country, the Cowboys have shot 40% or higher from the 3-point line seven times during this 10 of 11 game winning stretch and won all seven of those games.

With two games left, Oklahoma State needs to keep winning as they enter the Big 12 tournament to solidify a 5 or better seed in the Big Dance. OSU looks to extends its road winning streak to six games on on Tuesday as the travel to Ames to take on the also streaking Cyclones.

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