There wasn’t much offense on display at Gallagher-Iba Arena most of the game Wednesday night, but the Cowboys had enough to get back on the winning track. Oklahoma State defeated a tough South Florida team, 61-49.
OSU (6-1) was led by Marcus Smart, who had 15 points and five assists, and Markel Brown, with 13 points and eight boards.
And Philip Jurick put on a show for the national television audience. He had seven points and 14 rebounds, but his one-handed putback dunk will definitely make the highlight reel.
Cowboys’ fans knew that Le’Bryan Nash played in the game because there was a white jersey with an orange No. 2 on it, but the box score doesn’t verify his appearance. In the first 20 minutes he was on the court, he amassed two points, one assist and no rebounds. Nash put in four free throws in the final minute to add to his stats.
South Florida (5-3) was paced by Victor Rudd with 14 points.
Oklahoma State hosts Missouri State on Saturday afternoon in the second game of six straight at home before conference action starts.