OSU Falls To West Virginia In Season Finale - NewsOn6.com - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - KOTV.com |

OSU Falls To West Virginia In Season Finale

Posted: Updated:
MORGANTOWN, West Virgina -

Oklahoma State men's basketball took on West Virginia in its season finale, falling 81-72 at the final buzzer.

West Virginia won the tip, but the OSU got on the board first with a trey from Jeff Newberry.

By the 12 minute mark, the Mountaineers led 20-16 as the two teams went head-to-head, both shooting over 70 percent from the field. A few minutes later, West Virginia took its largest lead of the game, (25-20). At this point, Le'Bryan Nash led the Cowboys with eight points and two rebounds.

The Cowboys hit a scoring drought and stayed cold, until Newberry sank another needed three. This trimmed the Mountaineers lead 28-23.

Oklahoma State's five-point deficit quickly turned to ten with 4:16 before the half.

Phil Forte finally got on the board for OSU right before halftime. Forte's cold first half partially contributed to the Cowboys trailing 39-33 before the second. A major factor was West Virginia's defense; the Mountaineers forced turnovers and limited second chance points.

West Virginia escalated its lead to 12, just five minutes into the second (49-37). At this point, Newberry was keeping the Cowboys afloat with 14 points, (twice as many as his average).

If Oklahoma State was going to pull out a win, Forte and Nash needed to contribute more than they were offensively. You could tell Nash's ankle was bothering him from going down on it earlier in the game. 

With 13 minutes on the clock, OSU continued to struggle offensively. Lack of rotation and rushing shots was very evident in the Cowboys offense. Surely, the Mountaineers tough defense contributed to OSU's poor offensive efforts.

OSU finally had a shift in momentum further down the stretch. The team's 7-0 run sparked hope for a Cowboys victory. Forte topped his team's run with a three, cutting the Mountaineers lead 53-46.

Forte went on to hit another deep one, attempting to help his team stay in the game.

Oklahoma State later had a chance to decrease West Virginia's lead to five, but missed free throws by Tyree Griffin omitted that opportunity.

Turnovers and free throws continued to hurt OSU. Closer to the end, the game turned into a free throw competition that OSU was losing.

Newberry continued to lead his team, keeping them afloat with 22 points and helping shave the Mountaineers lead to just seven. West Virginia prevented a comeback, answering back nearly every time OSU scored.

OSU failed to catch up, losing 81-72.

Next Up: Big 12 Tournament

The Cowboys are currently No. 7 seed in the tournament and scheduled to play on Wednesday at 8:00 p.m., but if Texas beats Kansas State, the team will get a No. 6 seed and play Thursday at 8:00 p.m.

  • OSUMore>>

  • Report: Cowboys Promoting VanGorder To Assistant Coach

    Report: Cowboys Promoting VanGorder To Assistant Coach

    Mike Gundy plans to promote former Auburn, Atlanta Falcons and Notre Dame defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder to defensive assistant, according to a Football Scoop report.

    More >>

    Mike Gundy plans to promote former Auburn, Atlanta Falcons and Notre Dame defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder to defensive assistant, according to a Football Scoop report.

    More >>
  • Cowboys Get Hard-Earned Bedlam Win; Young Scores 48 For Sooners

    Cowboys Get Hard-Earned Bedlam Win; Young Scores 48 For Sooners

    AP photoAP photo

    Trae Young scored 48 points, but missed a deep 3 at the buzzer in overtime as No. 4 Oklahoma fell to Oklahoma State 83-81 on Saturday. Jeffrey Carroll had 23 points and 13 rebounds and Kendall Smith added 20 points for Oklahoma State. Smith's 3 with 8 seconds left in regulation tied it at 73. The Cowboys went on to post their first win over a Top 10 team for first-year coach Mike Boynton.

    More >>

    Trae Young scored 48 points, but missed a deep 3 at the buzzer in overtime as No. 4 Oklahoma fell to Oklahoma State 83-81 on Saturday. Jeffrey Carroll had 23 points and 13 rebounds and Kendall Smith added 20 points for Oklahoma State. Smith's 3 with 8 seconds left in regulation tied it at 73. The Cowboys went on to post their first win over a Top 10 team for first-year coach Mike Boynton.

    More >>

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

More Sports

  • OU Sooners

    Find the latest sports news, schedules and more for the OU Sooners now!

  • OKC Thunder

    Thunder Up! Get the latest sports news, game highlights, videos and updates on the team.

  • TU Golden Hurricane

    Follow the TU Golden Hurricane! Get sports scores, news and highlights.

  • ORU Golden Eagles

    ORU Golden Eagles fans can find the latest news on the team, scores and video here!

Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
Newson6.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.