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.

Joey McWilliams lives in Durant. He founded and provides the bulk of the content for OklahomaSports.Net. He is a long-time sports journalist, having covered sports via radio, newspaper, television and the Internet since 2000. Joey was the color analyst for the Southeastern Savage Storm football and basketball teams from 2001-2011 and again for football in 2015. He also does play-by-play for Southeastern volleyball, basketball, softball and baseball on radio and streaming Internet video for Mix 96.1 in Durant. He can also be seen on the GAC Sports Network and as the play-by-play announcer on the Showcase Game of the Week high school football broadcast on KSBI in OKC. Joey is an alum of both Southeastern Oklahoma State University and Oklahoma State University. He completed his second bachelor's degree in 2012, a journalism/broadcasting degree at OSU in sports media. He earned first place in the television sports play-by-play category in the 2012 OAB/OBEA competition. Joey also broadcasts regularly on the NFHS Network and was on ESPN3 for the 2015 Live United Texarkana Bowl and on the call of the 2016 Great American Conference basketball tournaments. Additionally, he is a recurring guest on the Spano and Black Attack on the Sports Byline USA Network. He also coached high school girls' and boys' basketball for seven years and high school football for one season at Victory Life Academy.