The Oklahoma State Cowboys have entered the “meat” of their schedule in January and have reached several minor milestones such as obtaining their first Big 12 win of the season this weekend in a thrilling overtime game. Here are their top 3 victories of the year.
3. vs. Pittsburgh, 73-67 (Final)
The Cowboys’ win over the Pitt Panthers marked an important threshold in the season as it was their first W over a big name school.
Jeffrey Carroll had himself a huge night by scoring 29 while coming off of the bench. This was also a crucial turnaround from his struggles in the game prior against the Texas A&M Aggies.
The Cowboy squad struggled from three, shooting a poor 25.0% from behind the arc. But the defensive intensity helped keep the Pitt Panthers to an even lower 20.0% from that spot on the floor, and to only 67 points.
2. vs. Florida State, 71-70 (F)
You can’t leave out Mitchell Solomon‘s game winner.
This exciting win for the Cowboys marked their first win over a top 25 school of the year so far, and they did so in exciting fashion. The Cowboys went toe to toe with the Seminoles for much of the matchup.
The Pokes had 4 of their 5 starters score in double figures, giving them a big advantage. But the finish would not be complete without Solomon’s game winning go-ahead tip off Kendall Smith’s missed layup.
1. vs. Iowa State, 96-87 (F/OT)
The top of this list has to be capped with this win. While the W at home in overtime over unranked Iowa State may not look astounding or flashy, it was certainly key.
The Saturday OT win marked Mike Boynton’s first Oklahoma State Big 12 win, and also the Cowboys first conference victory of the season.
After losing by 20 points to their nemesis Oklahoma, the Oklahoma State Cowboys showed abundant resilience coming back from down 8 late in regulation to win in overtime.