Boxscore
Oklahoma St. 73, UC Davis 65
Friday, November 9, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - Gallagher-Iba Arena, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Officials - Tom Eades, Keith Kimble, Bret Smith
Attendance - 9853

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
UC Davis 32 33 65
Oklahoma St. 37 36 73

Recap


Oklahoma State 73, UC Davis 65:
Junior guard Markel Brown and sophomore forward Le'Bryan Nash scored 16 points each as the host Cowboys struggled to get past the Aggies in the season opener for both teams.

UC Davis, which finished only 5-26 last season and tied for last place in the Big West Conference, overcame a nine-point second-half deficit and tied the game  61-61 on a layup by Josh Ritchart with 5:10 remaining.

Oklahoma State answered with a layup by swingman Jean-Paul Olukemi to take the lead for good and ended the game on a 12-4 run highlighted by a 3-pointer by freshman point guard Phil Forte.

UC Davis, which was led by guard Corey Hawkins' 13 points, stayed in the game by dominating the boards, outrebounding the Cowboys 43-29 and finished with a 26-22 edge in points in the paint.

But Oklahoma State used its quickness to force 21 turnovers and finished with a 22-10 edge in points off turnovers.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Oklahoma State has won 38 straight home openers dating back to the 1975-76 season, and are 54-1 in home openers since the 1958-59 season. ... The Cowboys played without starting forward Michael Cobbins, who will be sidelined about a month after fracturing his big toe in the team's exhibition win over Ottawa (Kan.) last week. ... Oklahoma State freshman guard Marcus Smart, named the preseason Big 12's Newcomer of the Year, finished with eight points, seven assists and seven rebounds despite battling foul problems.

UC Davis Aggies

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
J.T. Adenrele 12:00 2-3 0-0 3-4 0 1 1 0 5 0 1 0 7
Corey Hawkins 33:00 4-14 2-5 3-3 1 2 3 1 0 3 5 0 13
Paolo Mancasola 16:00 1-2 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 0 5 0 2 0 2
Josh Ritchart 24:00 3-6 1-1 3-5 2 3 5 2 3 0 3 0 10
Ryan Sypkens 28:00 4-9 1-3 0-2 3 4 7 2 2 0 4 0 9
Tyler Les 28:00 2-4 2-4 0-0 0 3 3 0 2 1 1 0 6
Ryan Howley 33:00 5-11 0-1 1-3 5 8 13 2 2 2 1 0 11
Darius Graham 24:00 2-6 1-1 2-2 2 3 5 4 2 0 4 0 7
Spencer Clayton 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 23-55 7-16 12-19 14 26 40 11 21 6 21 0 65
  41.8% 43.8% 63.2% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 21

Oklahoma St. Cowboys

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Markel Brown 37:00 6-13 1-4 3-4 0 3 3 0 1 0 2 1 16
Marcus Smart 34:00 1-6 0-2 6-7 3 4 7 7 4 2 1 1 8
Kamari Murphy 24:00 3-8 0-0 1-2 1 5 6 0 2 1 1 4 7
Phil Forte 31:00 4-10 3-7 2-3 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 13
Kirby Gardner 15:00 1-3 1-2 0-1 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 3
Jean-Paul Olukemi 22:00 4-5 1-2 1-1 1 3 4 2 4 1 3 0 10
Le'Bryan Nash 34:00 4-11 2-5 6-6 3 4 7 4 4 2 0 0 16
Philip Jurick 3:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 23-57 8-22 19-24 8 20 28 14 18 10 9 6 73
  40.4% 36.4% 79.2% Team Rebs: 1   Total TO: 9