NCAA Game Summary - South Florida at Oklahoma State
(Wednesday, December 5th)
Final Score: (23) Oklahoma State 61, South Florida 49
Stillwater, OK (Sports Network) - Marcus Smart had 15 points, six rebounds and
five assists to lead No. 23 Oklahoma State to a 61-49 victory over South
Markel Brown gave 13 points and eight boards while Philip Jurick totaled seven
points and 14 rebounds for the Cowboys (6-1), who bounced back from a loss to
Virginia Tech on Saturday.
"We've challenged him in rebounding as far as how to rebound and what kind of
rebounds we need for him, and he responded," Cowboys head coach Travis Ford
said of Jurick.
Victor Rudd gave 14 points and six rebounds for the Bulls (5-3), who had a
three-game winning streak stopped. Anthony Collins added 12 points in the
"I thought Oklahoma State really bounced back from their last game," USF head
coach Stan Heath said. "You can tell they played really hard and beat us in
50/50 play, especially in the first half."
Holding a two-point lead early in the second half, Brown and Kamari Murphy
made consecutive baskets to kick-start a 13-3 run that was capped by a Mike
Cobbins jumper for a 41-29 advantage with under 11 minutes to play.
Rudd made a jumper with less than two minutes to play for a 54-45 contest, but
then went for the fouls and Oklahoma State made its free throws to keep the
distance and hold on for the win.
A 6-0 run from South Florida gave the team an 11-9 lead when Collins buried a
bucket with 13 minutes left in the first half, but Smart tied it with a layup
and Oklahoma State scored the next nine points with Phil Forte's 3-ball making
it an 18-11 contest.
Oklahoma State never trailed from there and took a 24-19 lead into the second
Oklahoma State hosts Missouri State on Saturday ... The Cowboys shot 40
percent and grabbed 41 rebounds, while limiting South Florida to 34 percent
shooting and 28 boards ... This was the first meeting between these two