Big XII co-leading scorers Le'Bryan Nash and Phil Forte led their Cowboys to a tremendous win against 10th ranked Texas, handing the Longhorns their second straight loss.
After falling behind in rebounding 24-16 at halftime, the Cowboys pulled it to even with an impressive second half performance on the boards, tying the mark at 37; this was against a team who was second in the nation in rebounding margin.
Nash and Forte both scored 20 points, but LSU transfer Anthony Hickey also had a huge impact on the game, with a final stat line of 10 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists, a steal, and a block. Cowboy newcomers Tavarius Shine and Jeff Newberry also played well, contributing a combined 13 points.
UT senior Jonathan Holmes, who averaged 12.1 points per game going into the contest, was held to to 0-of-10 shooting. Former Cowboy recruit Myles Turner led all Longhorns in scoring with 18 points, also contributing 6 rebounds and 5 blocks.
OSU improved their record to 11-3 while Texas drops to 12-4. The Cowboys have now won five out of their last six games against the Longhorns, and will play them once again on February 4th.
- There were many in-game highlights, but one of the most impressive ones came almost halfway through the second period, with Phil Forte knocking down a jumper from almost 30 feet.
- With this win, the Pokes have won four out of their last six games against top-10 teams.
- Current Thunder star and reigning MVP Kevin Durant attended the game, and earned a standing ovation when featured on the video board. Durant was a part of the 9,592 fans in attendance.
- Current CRFF members Graham Coffelt and Colin Price found a creative way to tribute late sports icon Stuart Scott in the student section:
- They also got a picture with Cowboy voice Larry Reece. All members of the Cowboy family are encouraged to support Reece on social media using the hashtag #IRideWithTheVoice. You can also follow him on Twitter at @cowboyvoice.
The Cowboys will travel to Lawrence, Kansas to take on the 12th ranked Jayhawks next Tuesday.