Oregon State bounces Oklahoma State, Cunningham from NCAAs
12 seed Oregon State neutralized Oklahoma State and star freshman Cade Cunningham, rolling to an 80-70 upset in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday night. Oregon State (19-12) was picked to finish last in the Pac 12 and had to win the conference tournament just to make the NCAA field. Oklahoma State began pressuring late in the first half with some success, and it continued in the second half. Oklahoma State made one last rally. Oregon State pulled away at the free-throw line.
No. 4 Oklahoma State survives No. 13 Liberty 69-60 in NCAA
(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)INDIANAPOLIS – Cade Cunningham vowed to lead Oklahoma State to a strong run through the NCAA Tournament. 4 seed Oklahoma State to its first NCAA Tournament win since 2009. AdAnderson picked up the offensive slack for Oklahoma State and scored 14 points in the first half. Liberty was seeking another NCAA upset two years after bouncing Mississippi State in the first round. McGhee's long-range shooting gave teammates the confidence to contribute and keep Oklahoma State honest defensively.
#13 Liberty leads #4 Oklahoma State at halftime
INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - MARCH 19: Chris Parker #1 of the Liberty Flames drives past Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe #12 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys during the first half in the first round game of the 2021 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Indiana Farmers Coliseum on March 19, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – 13 seed Liberty leads 4 seed Oklahoma State at halftime, 30-27. Leading the Flames with points is forward Blake Preston, scoring 9 points in the first half. Oklahoma State isn’t falling too far behind with Avery Anderson III scoring double-digits for the Cowboys with 12 points.
No. 13 Texas beats No. 12 Oklahoma St for first Big 12 title
– Texas finally won the Big 12 Tournament championship. 12 Oklahoma State. Isaac Likekele added 13 points and Kalib Boone had 12 for the Cowboys, who fought past No. 10 West Virginia and the second-ranked Bears the previous two days to reach their first Big 12 Tournament title game since 2009. BIG PICTUREAdOklahoma State finished the season on a roll, winning eight of its last nine before the Big 12 title game with a pair of OT victories.
Without Cunningham, No. 17 Oklahoma State beats No. 6 WVU
17 Oklahoma State to an 85-80 victory over No. 6 West Virginia on Saturday in their Big 12 regular-season finale. Oklahoma State was without star freshman Cade Cunningham, who injured his left ankle late in a loss to No. Freshman Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe added 18 points for Oklahoma State. UP NEXTBoth teams have first-round byes in the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, Missouri, and will play quarterfinal games on Thursday.
Big 12 champ No. 3 Baylor beats No. 17 Oklahoma State 81-70
Two days after the Bears clinched their first Big 12 title with an overtime win at No. 17 Oklahoma State on Thursday night, ending the Cowboys' five-game winning streak. “You want to be content with winning the Big 12, but at the same time you don’t want to lose a game,” Butler said. AdFreshman standout and Big 12 leading scorer Cade Cunningham had 20 of his 24 points after halftime for Oklahoma State (17-7, 10-7), whose winning streak was the longest active in the Big 12. I didn’t see anything unusual other than stepping on a guy’s foot,” Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton said.