The Oklahoma State career 3-point leader hit possibly his biggest three of his career with his only collegiate game-winner. Phil Forte hit three 3’s in the 68-66 win over Oklahoma in Bedlam but none was bigger than the one with 11 seconds left to clinch the game and beat OU in Norman for the first time since 2004.
Even though Forte hit the game winner, it was the Jawun Evans show in Loyd Noble. Evans passed teammate Jeffery Carrol on the Big 12 scoring list with his 24 points in the game. Although he didn’t have a stellar shooting night, Evans took 16 shots from the free throw line, making 11 and was responsible for 35 of the Cowboys 68 points. Evans is the Big 12 leader in free throws attempted and made
Few Cowboys shot well from the field on Monday, but they were able to keep shooting because of the 20 offensive rebounds OSU pulled down accounting for 13 second-chance points. The most important offensive board coming from Carrol with 12 seconds left in the game to kick it out to Forte for the game winner.
The defense stepped up as well forcing 12 turnovers, to continue the trend of forcing at least 10 turnovers every game this season. The Cowboys also held OU to 26.3 percent shooting from behind the three and held the Sooners top two leading scorers to eight points combined.
This is one of the most complete team wins of the season for OSU as nine Cowboys got on the board, including freshman Lindy Waters 11 points. Waters went 3-3 from behind the 3-pt line, including a late game three to put the Cowboys up one.
The Cowboys are slowly moving up the conference standings with their third conference win and fourth straight win. They travel to Morgantown to take on 7th ranked West Virginia on Saturday.