The Oklahoma State Cowboys played a great game and upset the Missouri Tigers in Stillwater on Wednesday night. LeBryan Nash nails consecutive 3-pointers in the final four minutes of play to spark the crowd, take the lead and the Cowboys continued to run at the Tigers. Nash lead all scorers with 27 points, four rebounds and four assists while shooting 67% from the field. In a conference that doesn’t have a stand-out freshman for the first time in recent memory, he made a big push towards that last night.
One of the most interesting stats of the night from either of Wednesday’s games was that both Oklahoma State and Missouri only played 7 players each. It looked like it really got to Missouri as they looked frazzled and exhausted in the final minutes. They abandoned their offensive sets, dribbled toward the rim and turned the ball over several times late in the game and those turnovers lead to easy lay-ups and dunks for the Cowboys. In a league with a 18-game season, I don’t know how these two teams will finish if they can’t find some solid bench minutes.
The play of the game was easily Markel Brown’s one-handed catch and slam of an alley-oop that lead to his ejection after what the referee’s determined was taunting. You have to see this alley-oop! He already had one technical, but do you agree with the second one?
The Cowboys gained a lot of ground this week and move to 3-4, tied for sixth in the Big 12. Next up for OSU, they travel to College Station to play Texas A&M. Missouri falls for the second time on the road in conference play and their record is now 5-2 and tied with Baylor for second. Missouri gets to head home and play a struggling Texas Tech team.