2014 NCAA Tournament
Second Round Game
Viejas Arena – San Diego, Calif.


• The Cowboys started the year winning 15 of 17 and have won five of the last seven.
• This is the second consecutive year for OSU to make the NCAA Tournament and 26th trip overall.  The Cowboys lost to Oregon in the first round last season, 68-55.
•  Oklahoma State (then Oklahoma A&M) won the national championship in 1945 and 1946.
• Marcus Smart is leading his team in points, assists and steals and is in the top five in the Big 12 each of those categories.
• Oklahoma State has four players that are averaging in double figures in scoring and all four received All-Big 12 honors.  Smart (17.8 ppg) was named to the league’s First Team, Markel Brown (17.1) tabbed on the Second Team, Le’Bryan Nash (14.2) to the Third Team and Phil Forte (13.3) shared co-Sixth Man of the Year honor.


• The Bulldogs are 5-0 all-time against the Cowboys, including a 69-68 win in Stillwater on Dec. 31, 2012.
• This is the 16th consecutive trip to the Tournament for Gonzaga and 17th overall.  The Bulldogs have won at least once in the Tournament in each of the previous five years.  They have also played in the West Coast Conference title game 17 consecutive times.
• Sam Dower was named the WCC Championship MVP and made 23 consecutive free throws during the tournament.
• Coach Mark Few has never won less than 20 games in his 15 years as the head coach at Gonzaga and is the winningest active coach in terms of percentage (.802) and just earned his 400th win in the WCC Tournament.
• The Bulldogs also have four players that average double digit scoring: Dower (15.0 ppg), Kevin Pangos (14.1), Gary Bell Jr. (11.2) and Przemek Karnowski (10.2).


2013-2014 Team

Oklahoma State (Big 12 Rank)

Gonzaga (WCC Rank)

Scoring Offense

80.3 ppg (3)

76.9 ppg (2)

Scoring Defense

69.1 ppg (4)

65.0 ppg (2)

Free Throw Percentage

.724 (5)

.710 (5)

Field Goal Percentage

.465 (3)

.498 (1)

Three Point Percentage

.368 (4)

.394 (T-1)

Rebounding Margin

-1.9 (9)

+3.4 (3)

Turnover Margin

+3.8 (1)

+0.62 (4)

2013-2014 Individual


Marcus Smart, 17.8 (3)

Sam Dower, 15.0 (10)


Kamari Murphy, 6.2 (15)

Sam Dower, 7.1 (10)


Marcus Smart, 4.7 (5)

Kevin Pangos 3.7 (9)


Marcus Smart, 2.8 (1)

David Stockton 1.6 (5)


Kamari Murphy, 1.3 (9)

Przemek Karnowski 1.7 (3)

Three-pointers made

Phil Forte, 3.0 (2)

Kevin Pangos 2.3 (3)

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.