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RECAP: Cowboys Win Third Straight, Roast Hogs 99-71

The Cowboys look like they are finally on an upswing.

NCAA Basketball: Arkansas at Oklahoma State Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

With a double-digit performance from five different players, the Cowboys defeated the Arkansas Razorbacks 99-71.

The Cowboys never trailed, and haven’t trailed a single second in the past three games.

This game started much like the last three, with the Cowboys going on a run out of the gate. They led at the half 59-33 (the second most points scored in the first half this season) and never looked back. Arkansas just couldn’t catch up, only scoring two points to Oklahoma State’s 14 in the first five minutes of the game. The Cowboys never took their foot off the gas, and thoroughly embarrassed the Razorbacks throughout the entire game.

The win aside, the biggest moment of the game came at the 5:19 mark of the second half when Phil Forte hit his 300th career three-pointer, breaking Keiton Page’s record for the most made threes in Oklahoma State history. As you would expect, GIA went CRAZY!

Jeffery Carroll lead the team with 20 points, Evans added 16. Davon Dillard continued to looked impressive with 10 points and some massive dunks. He could end up on #SCTop10 again tonight.

There were also four Razorbacks who recorded double-digit point totals. Jaylen Barford had 21 points, Anton Beard had 11 points, Moses Kingsly had 10 points and Dusty Hannahs had 13 points.

The Cowboys dominated the Razorbacks in the passing game as well, dishing out 24 assists. Meanwhile, Arkansas only managed to collect seven dimes. It is very hard to win when your opponent has more than three times the amount of assists you have.

Arkansas Final Box Score
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Oklahoma State Final Box Score
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Final Team Stats
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The Cowboys are looking better and better. They had some great passes, made a lot of rebounds and they had 23 points off of turnovers. Brad Underwood’s adjustment to the defense seems to have improved the entire team in all aspects of the game. This is a very fun team to watch, and the fans once again have visions of playing in the NCAA Tournament dancing in their heads.

Next, the Cowboys have rival Oklahoma at the Lloyd-Noble Center. The Cowboys will try to get their 3rd straight Big 12 victory and their first win in Norman since 2004.