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Okla. State Cowboys rally to beat Missouri State

  • Published Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at 12:05 a.m.
  • Updated Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011, at 7:53 a.m.

Oklahoma State overcame a 12-point second-half deficit to beat Missouri State 72-67 on Wednesday night in Springfield, Mo.

Le'Bryan Nash led the Cowboys (6-2) with 19 points, and Kelton Page added 15. Jean-Paul Olukemi had 13 and Michael Cobbins 10.

Kyle Weems led Missouri State (5-3) with 24 points and 12 rebounds. Jarmar Gulley had 19 points.

A three-pointer by Gulley with 17:29 left gave Missouri State a 42-30 lead. But the Cowboys went on a 17-5 run, including seven points from Nash, to tie it at 47 with 12:03 left.

Gulley scored four of Missouri State's next five baskets, including a three-pointer, to put the Bears up 58-54 with 8:18 left.

A three-pointer by Page got the Cowboys back within 58-57 with 8:01 left. Nash tied the game at 58 when he made one of two free throws with 6:50 left.

After Missouri State went ahead 64-62 with 5:21 left, Oklahoma State closed the game with 10 free throws and held Missouri State to one field goal to complete the comeback in a game that included 10 ties and eight lead changes.

Oklahoma State was 31 of 41 from the free throw line, while Missouri State hit 19 of 26. Neither team shot better than 41 percent from the field.

Both teams looked sluggish over the first 15 minutes. Missouri State trailed 21-19 with 5:19 left in the half when the Cowboys' Markel Brown was called for a technical foul after Olukemi was whistled for a foul.

Weems made four straight free throws and to help give Missouri State a 29-23 lead with 2:27 left. He finished with 15 first-half points.

Oklahoma State was stunned by the turn of events and was outscored 15-6 after the technical was called. The Cowboys trailed 34-27 at halftime.

Missouri State continued to put pressure on the Big 12 team at the start of the second half, scoring the first five points to go up 39-27 with 17:55 left before Oklahoma State started its comeback.

OKLAHOMA ST. (6-2): Olukemi 2-6 9-12 13, Jurick 0-0 0-2 0, Dowell 2-3 2-2 6, Page 5-8 3-3 15, Brown 0-4 1-2 1, Guerrero 0-3 0-0 0, Nash 6-13 6-8 19, B. Williams 0-1 0-0 0, Cobbins 3-5 4-5 10, Gulley 1-4 6-7 8. Totals 19-47 31-41 72.

MISSOURI ST. (4-3): Gulley 7-9 3-5 19, Weems 7-14 7-8 24, Patterson 2-8 0-0 4, Scheer 1-5 2-2 5, Bizoukas 1-3 1-3 3, Downing 3-9 1-2 7, Pickens 0-3 5-6 5, Kirk 0-0 0-0 0, Rhine 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-51 19-26 67.

Halftime—Missouri St. 34-27. 3-Point Goals—Oklahoma St. 3-11 (Page 2-5, Nash 1-1, Olukemi 0-1, B. Williams 0-1, Guerrero 0-1, Gulley 0-2), Missouri St. 6-22 (Weems 3-6, Gulley 2-3, Scheer 1-5, Bizoukas 0-2, Pickens 0-2, Downing 0-4). Fouled Out—Bizoukas. Rebounds—Oklahoma St. 34 (Olukemi 9), Missouri St. 33 (Weems 12). Assists—Oklahoma St. 7 (Gulley 2), Missouri St. 12 (Bizoukas 6). Total Fouls—Oklahoma St. 26, Missouri St. 25. Technical—Brown. A—8,601.

Top 25

No. 5 Louisville 90, IUPUI 60

IUPUI (2-8): Gibbs 1-3 0-0 2, Patton 3-6 0-0 7, Chiles 2-8 0-2 5, Shanklin 0-2 0-0 0, Esposito 1-7 0-0 3, Gaines 3-5 2-2 8, Thomas 5-8 1-2 14, Young 3-8 2-2 9, Rice 0-0 0-0 0, Barksdale 1-3 2-2 5, Siakam 3-11 0-0 7. Totals 22-61 7-10 60.

LOUISVILLE (8-0): Kuric 5-8 1-1 11, Behanan 3-6 0-0 6, Dieng 8-8 2-4 18, Siva 0-4 6-7 6, C. Smith 8-13 2-3 19, Nunez 3-3 0-0 7, R. Smith 4-11 4-5 12, Buckles 1-3 1-1 3, Price 0-1 0-0 0, Henderson 1-2 0-0 3, Swopshire 2-4 1-1 5. Totals 35-63 17-22 90.

Halftime—Louisville 40-35. 3-Point Goals—IUPUI 9-23 (Thomas 3-6, Siakam 1-2, Young 1-2, Barksdale 1-2, Patton 1-2, Chiles 1-4, Esposito 1-5), Louisville 3-11 (Henderson 1-1, Nunez 1-1, C. Smith 1-4, R. Smith 0-1, Behanan 0-1, Kuric 0-3). Fouled Out—Young. Rebounds—IUPUI 33 (Siakam, Young 7), Louisville 40 (Dieng 12). Assists—IUPUI 14 (Thomas 6), Louisville 17 (Siva 8). Total Fouls—IUPUI 19, Louisville 14. A—20,604.

No. 7 Duke 87, Colorado St. 64

COLORADO ST. (5-4): Bell 1-5 0-0 2, Eikmeier 4-13 1-2 10, Sabas 2-4 0-0 5, Green 4-9 5-5 14, D. Smith 2-5 3-4 7, Mann 2-3 0-0 4, Williams 2-3 0-0 4, Carr 0-2 0-0 0, Calcaterra 0-0 0-0 0, G. Smith 7-15 3-6 18. Totals 24-59 12-17 64.

DUKE (8-1): Mas. Plumlee 6-7 2-6 14, Kelly 3-5 2-4 8, Rivers 5-9 4-6 17, Thornton 0-2 5-6 5, Curry 2-8 0-0 5, Cook 1-3 0-0 2, Gbinije 1-3 1-1 3, Hairston 2-4 0-2 4, Dawkins 6-8 0-0 15, Mi. Plumlee 5-6 4-4 14. Totals 31-55 18-29 87.

Halftime—Duke 47-30. 3-Point Goals—Colorado St. 4-11 (G. Smith 1-1, Green 1-2, Sabas 1-2, Eikmeier 1-4, D. Smith 0-1, Carr 0-1), Duke 7-21 (Rivers 3-5, Dawkins 3-5, Curry 1-5, Kelly 0-1, Hairston 0-1, Gbinije 0-2, Thornton 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Colorado St. 34 (Green 10), Duke 34 (Mas. Plumlee 10). Assists—Colorado St. 11 (Green 3), Duke 21 (Curry 8). Total Fouls—Colorado St. 20, Duke 15. A—9,314.

No. 8 Xavier 73, Butler 61

XAVIER (7-0): Wells 5-9 2-5 13, Walker 2-2 0-0 4, Frease 3-8 1-2 7, Lyons 4-10 8-8 16, Holloway 1-7 14-16 16, Davis 0-0 1-2 1, Taylor 3-7 3-4 9, Redford 0-2 0-0 0, Martin 2-6 0-0 5, Robinson 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 21-53 29-37 73.

BUTLER (4-5): Jones 4-8 2-3 10, Woods 3-7 3-7 9, Smith 3-10 2-2 8, Nored 2-6 1-1 5, Hopkins 1-3 0-0 2, Smeathers 0-0 0-0 0, Fromm 1-7 3-3 5, Aldridge 0-2 5-6 5, Marshall 2-8 3-4 7, Stigall 3-11 2-2 10. Totals 19-62 21-28 61.

Halftime—Xavier 39-23. 3-Point Goals—Xavier 2-12 (Wells 1-2, Martin 1-3, Holloway 0-2, Redford 0-2, Lyons 0-3), Butler 2-21 (Stigall 2-10, Hopkins 0-1, Marshall 0-1, Smith 0-2, Woods 0-3, Fromm 0-4). Fouled Out—Stigall. Rebounds—Xavier 38 (Taylor 8), Butler 39 (Jones 11). Assists—Xavier 9 (Holloway, Lyons 3), Butler 9 (Nored 5). Total Fouls—Xavier 22, Butler 26. Technical—Butler Bench. A—7,033.

No. 12 Florida 78, Arizona 72, OT

ARIZONA (6-3): Perry 8-11 4-6 23, Fogg 7-11 1-2 19, Parrom 6-11 0-0 13, Johnson 2-8 1-2 5, Hill 1-7 3-3 5, Mayes 0-3 2-2 2, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Lavender 1-2 0-0 3, Chol 1-2 0-0 2, Wise 0-0 0-0 0, Natyazhko 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-55 11-15 72.

FLORIDA (6-2): Boynton 2-11 4-7 9, Yeguete 3-3 1-5 7, Young 12-15 1-6 25, Walker 3-16 7-9 14, Beal 4-9 0-1 9, Rosario 3-7 1-2 10, Wilbekin 0-1 0-0 0, Prather 0-2 1-2 1, Murphy 1-4 0-0 3. Totals 28-68 15-32 78.

Halftime—Arizona 33-32. End Of Regulation—Tied 66. 3-Point Goals—Arizona 9-24 (Fogg 4-6, Perry 3-5, Lavender 1-2, Parrom 1-4, Hill 0-1, Mayes 0-2, Johnson 0-4), Florida 7-26 (Rosario 3-4, Murphy 1-2, Beal 1-3, Boynton 1-6, Walker 1-9, Wilbekin 0-1, Prather 0-1). Fouled Out—Fogg, Hill, Johnson. Rebounds—Arizona 36 (Hill, Perry 7), Florida 46 (Young 10). Assists—Arizona 14 (Parrom 5), Florida 15 (Walker 5). Total Fouls—Arizona 26, Florida 15. A—10,531.

No. 14 Wisconsin 70, Green Bay 42

GREEN BAY (4-5): Turner 3-5 0-0 6, Brown 4-12 2-2 10, Johnson 1-3 1-2 3, Baker 1-8 1-1 3, Sykes 2-6 0-0 4, Armstead 1-5 0-0 2, Valentin 1-4 0-0 3, Humphrey 0-2 0-0 0, Cerroni 1-2 0-0 3, Mays 1-2 0-0 2, Cougill 3-5 0-0 6, Heuer 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 18-56 4-5 42.

WISCONSIN (7-2): Evans 5-8 4-5 14, Bruesewitz 1-3 2-2 4, Berggren 6-8 1-1 13, Taylor 5-12 4-6 15, Gasser 1-3 1-1 3, Brust 2-8 1-2 6, Smith 0-1 0-0 0, Fahey 0-0 0-0 0, Jackson 2-4 0-1 4, Dukan 0-1 0-0 0, Wise 0-0 0-0 0, Anderson 1-1 0-0 2, Wilson 2-5 0-1 5, Kaminsky 2-5 0-0 4. Totals 27-59 13-19 70.

Halftime—Wisconsin 33-21. 3-Point Goals—Green Bay 2-12 (Cerroni 1-2, Valentin 1-3, Heuer 0-1, Armstead 0-1, Johnson 0-1, Baker 0-2, Humphrey 0-2), Wisconsin 3-17 (Wilson 1-2, Brust 1-3, Taylor 1-4, Berggren 0-1, Bruesewitz 0-1, Dukan 0-1, Gasser 0-1, Jackson 0-1, Kaminsky 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Green Bay 37 (Cougill 8), Wisconsin 36 (Bruesewitz 8). Assists—Green Bay 6 (Baker, Valentin 2), Wisconsin 16 (Taylor 10). Total Fouls—Green Bay 22, Wisconsin 11. A—17,076.

Dayton 74, No. 16 Alabama 62

ALABAMA (7-2): Green 6-9 0-4 12, Mitchell 7-14 2-2 18, Releford 6-10 1-1 13, Randolph 2-6 1-1 5, Cooper 0-3 0-0 0, Hankerson Jr. 0-1 0-0 0, Lacey 3-7 0-0 8, Engstrom 0-0 0-0 0, Eblen 0-0 0-0 0, Jacobs 3-4 0-0 6. Totals 27-54 4-8 62.

DAYTON (6-3): Benson 5-6 1-2 11, Johnson 8-9 1-2 20, Kavanaugh 1-2 2-2 4, Dillard 4-6 4-5 14, Williams 3-7 0-0 8, Oliver 0-0 0-0 0, Parker 7-12 0-0 17, Fabrizius 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 28-46 8-11 74.

Halftime—Dayton 38-27. 3-Point Goals—Alabama 4-16 (Mitchell 2-4, Lacey 2-6, Randolph 0-1, Hankerson Jr. 0-1, Releford 0-1, Cooper 0-3), Dayton 10-19 (Johnson 3-4, Parker 3-5, Dillard 2-4, Williams 2-4, Fabrizius 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Alabama 24 (Mitchell 4), Dayton 26 (Dillard 8). Assists—Alabama 18 (Lacey 4), Dayton 18 (Dillard 6). Total Fouls—Alabama 15, Dayton 14. A—13,102.

No. 24 Illinois 48, St. Bonaventure 43

ST. BONAVENTURE (3-4): Conger 3-6 0-0 6, Nicholson 7-18 3-6 17, Ndoye 1-1 0-0 2, Kloof 2-5 0-0 4, Wright 2-5 0-0 6, Mosley 1-6 0-0 3, Gathers 0-0 0-0 0, Johnson 1-1 0-0 3, Davenport 0-2 2-2 2, Cook 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 17-48 5-8 43.

ILLINOIS (9-0): Griffey 2-4 0-0 6, Leonard 3-3 3-5 9, Maniscalco 2-10 0-0 5, Richardson 4-13 0-0 11, Paul 4-11 8-12 17, Bertrand 0-1 0-0 0, Head 0-0 0-0 0, Abrams 0-3 0-0 0, Shaw 0-0 0-0 0, Djimde 0-1 0-0 0, Egwu 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 15-47 11-17 48.

Halftime—St. Bonaventure 26-24. 3-Point Goals—St. Bonaventure 4-15 (Wright 2-4, Johnson 1-1, Mosley 1-5, Nicholson 0-1, Davenport 0-1, Conger 0-1, Kloof 0-2), Illinois 7-26 (Richardson 3-10, Griffey 2-3, Maniscalco 1-5, Paul 1-6, Abrams 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—St. Bonaventure 36 (Nicholson 8), Illinois 26 (Leonard 8). Assists—St. Bonaventure 8 (Wright 2), Illinois 9 (Paul 5). Total Fouls—St. Bonaventure 17, Illinois 12. A—14,711.

Big 12

No. 22 Texas A&M 64, Sam Houston St. 37

SAM HOUSTON ST. (3-6): Gatson 2-7 0-2 6, Gatlin 5-20 2-4 13, James 1-10 0-2 2, Holyfield 2-5 0-0 4, Tucker 2-11 0-0 4, McKinney 1-4 1-2 4, Harwell 2-3 0-1 4, Fritz 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 15-60 3-11 37.

TEXAS A&M (7-1): Harris 0-1 0-0 0, Loubeau 4-8 3-4 11, Green 2-4 2-2 7, E. Turner 6-14 0-0 14, R. Turner 7-9 1-2 15, Hibbert 0-3 0-0 0, Davis 2-3 0-1 4, Branch 1-5 1-2 3, Alexander 1-2 0-0 2, Kinsley 3-6 0-0 8, Jahns 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-55 7-11 64.

Halftime—Texas A&M 31-17. 3-Point Goals—Sam Houston St. 4-24 (Gatson 2-4, McKinney 1-3, Gatlin 1-8, Harwell 0-1, James 0-3, Tucker 0-5), Texas A&M 5-14 (E. Turner 2-3, Kinsley 2-4, Green 1-2, Loubeau 0-1, Branch 0-1, Harris 0-1, Hibbert 0-2). Fouled Out—Green, Holyfield. Rebounds—Sam Houston St. 31 (James 7), Texas A&M 50 (R. Turner 10). Assists—Sam Houston St. 6 (Gatlin, Gatson 2), Texas A&M 15 (Harris, Hibbert, E. Turner 3). Total Fouls—Sam Houston St. 14, Texas A&M 15. A—5,431.

MVC

W. Kentucky 62, S. Illinois 55

W. KENTUCKY (4-6): Fant 3-3 2-4 8, Akol 3-7 2-5 8, Kaspar 0-3 0-0 0, McDonald 0-1 5-6 5, Gordon 5-9 3-4 14, Anyigbo 1-3 0-0 2, Crook 4-12 4-6 12, Akamune 0-0 0-0 0, Snipes 1-1 1-2 3, Zollo 1-2 0-0 2, Price 3-7 0-3 8. Totals 21-48 17-30 62.

S. ILLINOIS (1-4): Seck 7-12 6-7 20, Setty 0-9 2-2 2, Swan 3-7 0-0 6, Early 4-10 5-6 13, Taylor 1-6 0-0 2, Bryer 0-0 2-2 2, Goff 0-1 0-0 0, Lindsay 4-6 0-0 10, Whitt 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 19-54 15-17 55.

Halftime—W. Kentucky 30-27. 3-Point Goals—W. Kentucky 3-9 (Price 2-3, Gordon 1-2, Zollo 0-1, McDonald 0-1, Akol 0-1, Kaspar 0-1), S. Illinois 2-11 (Lindsay 2-3, Swan 0-1, Early 0-2, Taylor 0-2, Setty 0-3). Fouled Out—Bryer, Early. Rebounds—W. Kentucky 36 (Gordon 13), S. Illinois 37 (Swan 8). Assists—W. Kentucky 11 (Crook 4), S. Illinois 12 (Seck 7). Total Fouls—W. Kentucky 18, S. Illinois 25. A—3,012.

Illinois St. 78, Morehead St. 73

ILLINOIS ST. (6-3): Ekey 5-8 2-2 17, Carmichael 7-12 3-5 17, Brown 5-7 0-0 13, Cousin 1-4 0-0 3, Moore 2-4 5-8 10, Wilkins 2-4 6-6 10, Upshaw 2-2 2-2 8, Threloff 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-41 18-23 78.

MOREHEAD ST. (4-6): Kelly 4-9 2-2 11, Owens 2-3 0-0 4, Hill 4-10 0-0 9, Proffitt 6-11 2-4 18, Warner 2-6 2-2 6, Holden 5-8 8-8 21, Mathieu 0-0 0-0 0, Austin 0-0 0-0 0, Percell 0-0 0-0 0, Ferguson 0-0 0-0 0, Chavis 2-5 0-0 4. Totals 25-52 14-16 73.

Halftime—Illinois St. 34-26. 3-Point Goals—Illinois St. 12-22 (Ekey 5-8, Brown 3-5, Upshaw 2-2, Moore 1-2, Cousin 1-3, Wilkins 0-2), Morehead St. 9-23 (Proffitt 4-7, Holden 3-5, Kelly 1-1, Hill 1-6, Chavis 0-1, Warner 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Illinois St. 22 (Carmichael 10), Morehead St. 25 (Kelly, Owens 5). Assists—Illinois St. 19 (Brown 6), Morehead St. 13 (Hill 4). Total Fouls—Illinois St. 16, Morehead St. 20. A—1,656.

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