Oklahoma State Cowboys Beat Texas Tech Red Raiders 80-63 [PICS]
The Oklahoma State Cowboys garnered their first Big 12 Conference road win of the season with an 80-63 victory over the Texas Tech Red Raiders at the United Spirit Arena.
OSU guard Markel Brown scored a career-high 30 points in the victory, improving Oklahoma State's record to 11-11, (4-5). However, Brown was happier for his team's accomplishment, “It feels great, I don’t think we’ve won a road conference game in a minute, it just felt good going out there and getting a big win on the road.”
OSU Head Coach Travis Ford was pleased with his team's stellar free throw shooting as the Cowboys shot 33-35 for 94.3% during the game. “I wish I could say I said something at practice but when you shoot foul shots like that it just shows your focus. I think it shows you really focused in to the game, we’ve talked a lot about getting a road win and this is how we’re going to do it," Ford said. He continued, "It wasn’t so much about X’s and O’s as it was just about playing hard and keep playing, and don’t worry about the score, do the things you can control, and our guys did a good job of that and they stayed focus and free throw shooting was a result of that.”
The Red Raiders leading scorers were Jaye Crockett with 16 points and Robert Lewandowski with 14 points.
Red Raider Head Coach Billy Gillispie talked about his team's performance, “Disappointing loss, we didn’t do enough to win. We weren’t nearly good enough defensively, we did enough offensively, especially early on and parts of the second half but we couldn’t get a stop and you have to do that to try and win games in the Big 12.”
Texas Tech remains winless in Big 12 Conference play as their record drops to 7-14, (0-9).