2014 NCAA Tournament Profile: Oklahoma State Cowboys
Conference: Big 12 Conference
How They Qualified: At-Large Berth
Region: No. 9 seed in the West
The Cowboys still have players like Marcus Smart, Phil Forte, Le’Bryan Nash and Markel Brown. All four of those players are capable of taking over a game. Whether if it is Forte knocking down the three or Nash dominating in the post, this team can score in a variety of ways.
How do you guard everyone is going to be a question on every opponent’s mind when thinking about Oklahoma State.
What You Need to Know:
Leading Scorer: Marcus Smart (17.8 ppg)
Leading Rebounder: Kamari Murphy (6.2 rpg)
Leading Passer: Marcus Smart (4.7 ppg)
Bad Losses: Texas Tech
Good Wins: Memphis, Colorado, Texas, Kansas, Kansas State
Marcus Smart is one of the most talented players in the tournament and there are times where he isn’t even the best player on the court for his team. If that makes sense. Basically, this team has a lot of weapons and any of those weapons can go off.
Three players on Oklahoma State are averaging more than 14 points per game and four are averaging 13+.
Although Smart will draw a lot of attention, Forte will go off if he is left open. It is that simple. As you can tell, I can’t get over this team’s offense and there is good reasoning behind that –16th highest scoring team in college hoops.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are dancing!