Markel Brown Leads The Way in Oklahoma State’s Victory over Texas Tech
Markel Brown's near-perfect shooting from long-range propelled Oklahoma State (18-5, 8-3) to a 91-67 over Texas Tech (9-13, 2-9) at the United Spirit Arena.
Brown led the Cowboys with 25 points in 25 minutes on the floor. He shot 8/11 from the field and 7/8 3-pointers. Brown also had 4 assists and 2 steals. Michael Cobbins had a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Marcus Smart scored 10 points in 18 minutes of playing time.
Oklahoma State used two long runs in the first half to get a 21 point lead at the break, 55-34. As the Cowboys starters were pulled in the second half, Tech was able to play more competitively, with OSU scoring only three more points than the Red Raiders in the half.
Texas Tech interim head coach Chris Walker talked about OSU's great start, "Our game plan was to slow them up a little bit, start with some zone but they came out and were fearless and we had no sense of urgency and they did a great job of attacking us and keeping us on our heels the whole game. Obviously when it’s tough for us to score the way it is we get behind and a small margin of error becomes a cazum very quickly, and we just have to continue to work."
Dejan Kravic scored 7 points and pulled down 8 rebounds in the loss. Dusty Hannas led the Red Raiders with 14 points. Hannas made 3/5 3-point shots.
OSU shot very well during the first half, shooting 62% from the field, along with 10/15 for 3-pointers. For the game, the OSU went 56% from the field and 60% from beyond the arc.
Texas Tech committed 14 turnovers in the game and shot 37% from the field.
Walker also said his team needs to remain tough for the rest of their Big 12 games, "We are at a point where we need to continue to be as competitive as much as possible, going on the road is tougher for us but I really felt that playing at home we’re a little bit more competitive, but we need to play hard every single game and I thought we could have played a little bit harder and we will continue to work on that.”
Texas Tech's next game is Saturday at West Virginia.