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Gallagher-Iba Arena is rocking again

Gallagher-Iba Arena is rocking again

The shots are starting to fall for Oklahoma State basketball. In front of a sellout crowd on Saturday, the Cowboys never trailed against the Arkansas Razorbacks (16-5) with the biggest lead coming early in the second half at 66-36. Five Cowboys finished in double-digits in points in the 99-71 blowout, as part of the SEC/Big 12 challenge.

Phil Forte was responsible for 18 of those points, including his fourth 3-pointer of the game but more importantly his 300th of his career. That shot put him at the top of the OSU career 3-pointers list, passing Keaton Paige at 299. Forte becomes the 7th player in Big 12 history to reach 300 3-point field goals. He finished with 18 points and six assists.

Coming into the game, SF Jeffery Carroll and PG Jawun Evans were second and third in the Big 12 in scoring, respectively and they both had great days. Carroll finished with 20 points and seven rebounds, with eight points coming from the free throw line. Evans also visited the charity strip four times scoring seven of his 16 points from there, to go along with seven rebounds and eight assists.

Along with the SEC/Big 12 Challenge and the sellout crowd, OSU held a moment of silence to Remember the 10. This is held every year in remembrance of the plane crash on January 27, 2001 that killed 10 mens basketball players and coaches.

The Cowboys have gone on a three-game win streak after starting the Big 12 schedule 0-6. They travel to Norman on Monday to take on the Oklahoma Sooners, who are 2-10 in the past 12 games.

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