Cowboys Set All-Time Scoring Record In Win

The 12th-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys had just seven players available Tuesday night and set a school-record for most points ever scored in a game en route to an easy 129-77 victory over Southwestern Oklahoma State at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Mario Boggan had another outstanding performance missing just five shots (three field goals and two free throws) en route to a career-high 36 points.

OSU stat lines of the game: Mario Boggan: 11-14 FGs, 1-2 3FGs, 13-15 FTs, 36 points, 8 rebounds
JamesOn Curry: 11-17 FGs, 3-7 3FGs, 6-6 FTs, 31 points, 6 assists, 3 steals, 4 turnovers

Players of the game: Mario Boggan and JamesOn Curry combined for 67 points – making 22 of 31 shots from the field and 19 of 21 from the free-throw line. They also combined for 15 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocked shots. Boggan scored a career-high 36 points with eight rebounds (although he also turned the ball over five times). Curry scored 31 points (four shy of his career high) and added seven rebounds, six assists and three steals.

The game was over when …: the Cowboys went on a 15-2 run to pull away from the pesky Bulldogs, who entered the game with a perfect 10-0 record. OSU led 27-19 with nine minutes remaining when David Monds entered the game for the first time. Monds, who had been sent to the locker room by Sean Sutton for lack of effort midway through the first half of Saturday night's win over Texas-San Antonio, sparked the Cowboys. The 6-8 senior scored on an alley oop pass from Byron Eaton and added two free throws during the four minute stretch during which the Cowboys built their lead to 42-21. Almost all the Cowboys got involved during the 15-2 run – Eaton scored a basket, Marcus Dove added a pair of free throws, Tyler Hatch hit a three-pointer, and JamesOn Curry contributed a pair of baskets.

Quotes of the game: "It's unbelieveable. Not only do they have the great guards, Boggan might be one of the best players in the country, in all aspects. The guy can jump outside and hit shots, he can take you inside, and we were just overpowered. They're extremely talented. I'll tell you what, Sean Sutton has done an unbelievable job with this team for taking it over and doing what he had to do. It's incredible how hard they play and how well they play together. Sean's done an unbelievable job with that team, and I see a chance for a Final Four." Southwestern Oklahoma State head coach Todd Thurman on the Cowboys

Next: 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, vs. Baylor, at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

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