"OSU is cooperating fully with the Stillwater police investigation and the university is taking this matter very seriously. No charges have been filed and no disciplinary action has been taken at this time," Shutt said in a release on Friday.
OSU led just 19-16 with under two minutes to play in a sloppily played first half when Marshall Moses went to the foul line for two shots. On the second attempt, which he made to give the Cowboys a 21-16 advantage, Hillman caught freshman Markel Brown with an elbow as the two players battled for rebounding position.
After looking at replays, the officiating crew called an intentional foul on Hillman. Brown made both of his free throws and then the Cowboys got the ball out of bounds, and took advantage of it when Moses scored a basket. OSU's lead went from 19-16 to 25-16 in a span of 13 seconds.
"All of a sudden things changed from that point for the rest of the half," said Alabama head coach Anthony Grant.
Travis Ford said. "That's gotten us a couple of times (this season). I thought that was a big play for us."
The Cowboys closed out the first half with Jean-Paul Olukemi hitting a three-pointer and Ray Penn's drive to the basket as the clock expired for a 30-16 halftime lead.
"I thought just the physicality of the game maybe shocked us a little bit early, the way the game was being played the first 10 minutes of the game or so," said Grant. "I thought our guys did a good job of keeping their composure and keep playing the game. I thought the intensity we played with in the second half gave us an opportunity ... Oklahoma State stepped up and made the plays down the stretch."
"He says he's OK," said Ford. "It was a little bit scary. He'll know more tomorrow when he wakes up just how sore it is. I don't know what he did. He said he hyper-extended it."