Moses, Cowboys Win At Nebraska

Who would have thought a few weeks ago that we would be making this statement – the OklahomaState basketball team goes as sophomore Marshall Moses goes! But that's proving to be the case through the first four games of Big 12 Conference play. The Cowboys were led by the 6-foot-6 sophomore in a much-needed 76-74 overtime victory over Nebraska on Saturday in Lincoln, Neb.

Moses, who had scored a total of 23 points and 17 rebounds in Oklahoma State's first 14 games this season, scored a career-high 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to record his second double-double in the last four games to lead the Cowboys. He scored four of his 18 points in the overtime period as OSU outscored the Cornhuskers 10-8.

Oklahoma State improves to 13-5 oveall and 2-2 in Big 12 play, while Nebraska is now 12-6 overall and 2-3 in league play.

Saturday's game was the third consecutive game involving the Cowboys that came down to the wire, a 98-92 overtime loss at Baylor and a 97-95 loss to Missouri on Wednesday night – and it appeared they were in trouble against the Cornhuskers. Nebraska had used a 16-4 run midway through the second half to erase a five-point deficit to take a 59-52 lead with 5:30 remaining in regular play.

But Sek Henry's basket with 5:49 was the last field goal for the Cornhuskers, whose final 17 points came from the free-throw line.

The difference in the game was the play of the Cowboys inside the paint, where they outscored the Cornhuskers 40-16, and won the battle on the boards (35-31). Moses had plenty to do with that with his second double-double in Big 12 play this season as he finished with 15 points and 13 rebounds in OSU's 72-61 victory over Texas A&M on Jan. 31.

Moses was 8-for-12 from the field and 2 of 2 from the free-throw line while playing a career-best 34 minutes. He was one of five Cowboys to finish in double figures, with James Anderson (18), Byron Eaton (12), Obi Muonelo (10), and Keiton Page (10). Terrel Harris contributed 8 points and 8 rebounds in the victory.

Oklahoma State returns to action Monday night in a nationally televised (ESPN) Bedlam matchup against Oklahoma at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

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