No. 8 Oklahoma State Falls at Home to Baylor

By Vico on February 1, 2014 at 4:28p
Marcus Smart playing against Baylor

Ohio State is not the only preseason top ten team in free fall in 2014. Oklahoma State, led by preseason All-American Marcus Smart, dropped a home game to unranked Baylor. Baylor had previously lost five straight and six of its last seven.

Now, Oklahoma State has lost three of its last four.

Marcus Smart's struggles of late continued in this game. Smart finished with 15 points, albeit on 3-14 shooting. He was 9-11 from the floor and had seven assists, albeit with five turnovers.

Markel Brown's hot hand kept the Cowboys afloat. Brown was unconscious from deep, shooting 6-8 behind the arc and finishing with a game-high 24 points.

Brady Heslip led Baylor with a team-high 20 points in the win.

If nothing else, it is symbolic revenge for the Baylor Bears football team, whose national championship hopes were dashed in November at Oklahom State in a blowout loss.


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buckeyewiseman's picture

Wasn't Myles Turner on a visit there this weekend??

OSU069's picture

Honestly, after watching Oklahoma State games this year there is no doubt in my mind that Markel Brown is a better college player than Marcus Smart. Smart is pretty good but not a great player.