Oklahoma State bounces back to down Cyclones
Stillwater, OK (Sports Network) – Terrel Harris scored 21 points to lead 13th-
ranked Oklahoma State over Iowa State, 62-50, at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
Mario Boggan added 17 points and nine rebounds for the Cowboys (18-3, 4-2 Big
12), who have won two straight and three of four. JamesOn Curry tallied 14
points for Oklahoma State, which used a 12-0 run to start the second half to
take the lead for good.
Mike Taylor scored 13 points to lead the Cyclones (11-9, 2-4), who have lost
four in a row. Dodie Dunson added 11 points for Iowa State.
Down 23-17 at halftime, the Cowboys opened the second half with a 12-0 run to
take the lead for good. Boggan had six points during the surge, which was
capped by a Curry layup with 4 1/2 minutes elapsed in the stanza for a 29-23
After the Cyclones closed within 40-36 following a pair of Taylor three-
pointers, an 8-0 run put Oklahoma State ahead by double digits for the first
time. A Kenny Cooper free throw ended the burst with just under five minutes
left for a 48-36 advantage.
Iowa State never again threatened Oklahoma State, which was quietly doing
something it hasn’t in six years.
This is the first time that Oklahoma State has played on January 27 since
2001, when after a game at Colorado one of the team’s planes crashed outside
Denver killing all 10 people aboard. The program intentionally avoided playing
on January 27 for the last five years and only did so this year, partly
because it was a Saturday and because the game was at home and did not require
It has been school policy to not bring attention to the tragic event with
annual memorials or other services, choosing to take a low-key approach. Other
than a moment of silence on Saturday before the game, there was no other
observation of the tragic day. There is memorial to those who died inside
Gallagher-Iba Arena and a banner hanging with their names. The library bell
also tolled 10 times at 6:37 local time in remembrance of the time the plane
The Cyclones never trailed in the first half, leading by as many as nine
points, 13-4, before having the advantage trimmed to one, 18-17.
Harris fouled out with 1:08 left…OSU has won eight of the last nine in this
series…the Cowboys wrapped up a two-game homestand and now take the road for
two straight…This was the first of a two-game road trip for the
Cyclones…OSU improved to 13-0 at home…ISU fell to 2-5 on the road.