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Recap: Yor Anei breaks freshmen single-game block record in 85-77 win over West Virginia

Yor was amazing in the paint against the Mountaineers.

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Freshman forward Yor Anei continued his great year this afternoon as the Cowboys were able to get a 85-77 win against the Mountaineers and avoid last place in the Big 12.

Anei would finish the last regular season game with eight blocks and 16 points. With that he would break the single game block record for a freshman. On top of that he had six boards.

He would be one of five cowboys that would finish with double-digit points. This is the first time that’s happened since November 22. Lindy Waters would finish with 19, Thomas Dizagwa would finish with 15, Cam McGriff and Curtis Jones would add 14 and 13 respectively. Overall the team shot well going 50 percent from the field and 45.8 percent from the 3-point line.

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For the Mountaineers, Lamont West, Derek Culver and Jermaine Haley would each have 16 point performances. Interestingly enough, West Virginia shot better from downtown than the Cowboys shooting 46.4 percent. They only shot 44.6 percent from the field, much due to Anei’s defending in the paint.

Oklahoma State will now face TCU in Kansas City on Wednesday at 6 p.m.