The Oklahoma State Cowboys put another big win on their resume and increase their win streak to five games after defeating #7 West Virginia 82-75 at home. OSU was the third unranked Big 12 team to win on the road vs. a ranked Big 12 opponent and increase its road win streak to three. The tale of Pressvirginia rained true in this game as the Mountaineers forced 19 turnovers, but it was no match for the shooting spectacular the Cowboys were going to put on. Eight Cowboys got on the board with three scoring in double figures, but the real key is if you can shoot 62.5 percent from the field and 61.5 percent from the 3-point line, you are going to win most games.
The Cowboys came out strong from the gate going up 15-4 early but Pressvirginia wasn’t going to let OSU hold on to its lead as they forced three turnovers within the next two minutes as they climbed back into the game. From that point on the game was back and forth with West Virginia taking its first lead with 6:30 to go in the first half. No team would get a lead more than seven for the rest of the game as consistent three’s and trips to the foul line for Oklahoma State helped them hang around till they could take the lead and keep it late in the clock.
Jeffery Carroll came back from an off night against OU to notch 20 points, 13 of them coming in OSU’s first 15 points while Jawun Evans scored 18 and recorded five assists. It was the consistent free throws from Phil Forte that put the game away as he went 8-8 from the charity strip, six coming in the final five minutes of the game.
The Cowboys try to keep this streak going when Baylor comes to town on Wednesday.