Oklahoma State adds Pastrana to coaching staff
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State is adding Erik Pastrana to its men's basketball coaching staff.
Pastrana has a dozen seasons of collegiate coaching under his belt. He coached with...
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — In their final game of what has been an obstacle-filled season, Oklahoma State pulled out an 85-77 victory over West Virginia Saturday.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Three former Oklahoma State basketball players who were kicked off the team in January face criminal charges after authorities accused them of damaging cars.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma State got a glimpse of its future with a pair of freshmen that helped ruin Baylor's senior night.
Isaac Likekele had 23 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and...
Dziagwa helps Oklahoma State snap losing streak
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — They weren't going to let this one slip away.
It had been 12 days since Oklahoma State squandered a seven-point lead with 5:28 remaining and lost 70-68 on a final-second shot at TCU on Feb. 6.
Thomas Dziagwa matched a career-high with 23 points, connecting on 6 of 11 3-pointers, to help lead Oklahoma State to a 68-61 victory over TCU Monday night, snapping a five-game losing streak.
No. 11 Kansas in a slump as it hosts No. 16 Texas Tech
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The preseason prediction atop the Big 12 this year looked much like the final standings for the past 14, with Kansas on top after garnering just about every vote from the league's coaches.
Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton picked Kansas State.
"I just took a step back from what the perception maybe is of who should win the league every year, and looked at it on what I believed was the most experienced team," he explained. "That was K-State."
Dziagwa, late surge, lifts Okla. St. to win over S. Carolina
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Down to just nine players after dismissing three from the team two weeks ago for disciplinary reasons, Oklahoma State has faded late in games recently and had lost three in a row.
Saturday afternoon, the Cowboys showed they've learned some lessons and finished strong.
Thomas Dziagwa matched a career high with 19 points, shooting 5 of 9 from 3-point range, to help lead Oklahoma State to a 74-70 victory over South Carolina in the SEC/Big 12 Challege on Saturday afternoon.
Oklahoma State kicks Weathers, Calloo, Jones off team
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State kicked guard Michael Weathers and forwards Maurice Calloo and Kentrevious Jones off the team Wednesday due to a violation of rules.
"We have a standard of behavior that we expect from everyone in our program, and we're going to move forward with the people who want to abide by those standards," coach Mike Boynton said in a statement. "I wish the others well as they move on."
Waters perfect from 3 as Oklahoma State beats Texas 61-58
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — As desperate as Oklahoma State was to win a Big 12 Conference game, how the Cowboys looked doing it was of little concern to coach Mike Boynton.
Oklahoma State parts ways with G Mike Cunningham
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State has announced that graduate transfer guard Mike Cunningham is no longer with the basketball program.
The school made the announcement Tuesday in a news release.
Cunningham averaged 8.0 points and 1.1 assists in seven games for the Cowboys, but he hadn't played since Dec. 16 against Nebraska. Before this season, he played 96 games at USC Upstate and had 1,181 points and 281 assists in three seasons.
Oklahoma State pushes the tempo to beat Texas A&M-CC, 69-59
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — After a cautious start, Oklahoma State pushed the tempo and let the 3-point darts fly in a 69-59 victory Saturday over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
Cameron McGriff had 15 points and 11 rebounds while Thomas Dziagwa made four 3- pointers, three in the second half, for 12 points as OSU concluded its nonconference slate at 6-6. Transfer Curtis Jones, playing his second home game, added 12 points.
Jones, McGriff lead Oklahoma St. over Central Arkansas 82-73
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Curtis Jones waited a full year, watching his teammates compete but unable to help them out, so he was thrilled to finally play his first home game.
Jones scored a career-high 23 points and Cam McGriff had 17 points and seven rebounds to lead Oklahoma State to an 82-73 victory over Central Arkansas on Friday.
Jones, who also had six rebounds, made just his second appearance for the Cowboys after becoming eligible last week, following his transfer from Indiana last year.
McGriff’s double-double leads Oklahoma State over UTSA 82-60
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State was still feeling the effects of a disastrous collapse in their season opener on Saturday, but eventually rebounded with a strong performance.
Cam McGriff scored 20 points and had 10 rebounds to help lead the Cowboys to an 82-60 victory over UTSA Wednesday night.
Thomas Dziagwa had 16 points and six rebounds while Lindy Waters added 14 points, seven rebounds and a game-high six assists, as Oklahoma State (1-1) won its 43rd consecutive home opener.
Oklahoma State’s Weathers returning after suspension
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State guard Michael Weathers, who was charged with grand larceny in September and suspended from the team, has been allowed to return to practice.
Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton made the announcement in a statement on social media .
Oklahoma State Preview Capsule
Last season: 21-15, sixth in Big 12, reached NIT quarterfinals.
Coach: Mike Boynton.
Conference: Big 12.
Who's gone: Forward Jeffrey Carroll (NBA G-League), guard Kendall Smith, guard Tavarius Shine, center Mitchell Solomon, guard Brandon Averette, center Yankuba Sima, center Lucas N'Guessan.
Odds stacked against Oklahoma State after departures
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State is used to being the underdog.
Steadiness helps Oklahoma State’s Boynton handle changes
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton has handled the constant change around him by being steady and consistent.
Last season, the Cowboys were picked to finish last in the 10-team Big 12 after coach Brad Underwood left for Illinois. And before Boynton coached his first game, the school fired assistant Lamont Evans, who was named in a federal bribery investigation.
Oklahoma State gives Boynton 2-year extension
STLLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton has agreed to a two-year extension.
The school announced the deal on Wednesday.
The extension to Boynton's original five-year, $6 million deal runs through the 2023-24 season. His annual salary jumps to $1.6 million with a $125,000 increase each year. The school said it will be paid for with private funds.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton wasted no time this week pondering whether his team had done enough to merit an at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament.
That's because the Big 12 Tournament winner gets in automatically.
Oklahoma State tops struggling No. 19 West Virginia 88-85
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Road games against ranked teams don't seem to be much of a problem for coach Mike Boynton Jr and his Cowboys.
Kendall Smith and Cameron McGriff each scored 20 points and Oklahoma State beat another ranked team on the road, topping No. 19 West Virginia 88-85 Saturday.
"We're fighters," Smith said. "Every man in that locker room is a fierce competitor. We knew coming in here wasn't going to be easy but we believed in our coaching staff and we believed in our game plan."
Shine, Oklahoma State pull out comeback win over Texas
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Following what he considered an uninspired performance in an 86-82 loss at Kansas State on Wednesday, Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton called his team out for "gutless" play.
That was no issue on Saturday.
Tavarius Shine's rebound tip-in with six seconds remaining lifted Oklahoma State to a dramatic 65-64 comeback victory over Texas.
Oklahoma State outscored Texas 15-2 over the final 5:39 to pull out the unlikely triumph.
Carroll’s 24 lead Oklahoma St. to 96-87 OT win over Iowa St.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State fought like crazy to get new coach Mike Boynton his first Big 12 win.
Jeffrey Carroll scored 24 points and Kendall Smith added a season-high 20 to help Oklahoma State defeat Iowa State 96-87 in overtime on Saturday.
Oklahoma State rallied from an eight-point deficit with 3:32 left in regulation. The victory came after a 20-point loss to Oklahoma on Wednesday.
Carroll, Smith lead Okla. St. over UT-Rio Grande Valley
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — After coming off the bench for his first six outings this season, Jeffrey Carroll moved into the starting lineup and has responded with three straight outstanding performances.
Carroll scored 22 points and Kendall Smith had 18 points and four assists as Oklahoma State rolled to a 102-83 victory over UT-Rio Grande Valley on Friday.
Smith, Carroll help Oklahoma State outlast Tulsa, 71-59
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Coming off a big 71-70 win over then-No. 19 Florida State on Saturday, Oklahoma State didn't respond well to all the accolades they received.
Tuesday night, they started slowly, falling behind by as many as eight points in the first half, but Kendall Smith scored 13 of his 16 points in the second half to help the Cowboys rally for a 71-59 victory over Tulsa.
Oklahoma State dismisses 2 men’s basketball players
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State has dismissed junior Davon Dillard and freshman Zack Dawson from the team for failing to meet unspecified standards set by the program.
Coach Mike Boynton says he could not "make compromises in our core values when it comes to individual players." Dillard and Dawson were suspended before the season for reasons the school has not disclosed. Dawson missed one game and Dillard missed the first five.
Oklahoma St. continues MVSU’s woes with an 83-62 victory
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State wasn't worried about looking past an inferior opponent to its next game, against No. 8 Wichita State.
That was evident on Sunday, as Kendall Smith scored 14 points and added five assists to help Oklahoma State cruise to an 83-62 victory over winless Mississippi Valley State.
Carroll leads Oklahoma State past Austin Peay, 79-63
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — What looked like a comfortable Oklahoma State blowout victory turned into a much closer battle than anticipated, but in the end, the Cowboys prevailed.
Jeffrey Carroll came off the bench to score 17 points, with five rebounds and three assists, as Oklahoma State held on for a 79-63 victory over Austin Peay on Wednesday night, after allowing a 23-point second half lead dwindle into the single digits.
Oklahoma State rolls over Houston Baptist 101-74
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — After scoring just 55 and 73 points in their previous two games, Oklahoma State bounced back in a big way offensively on Sunday.
Kendall Smith scored 16 points with five assists and Thomas Dziagwa had a career-high 16 points as Oklahoma State rolled to a 101-74 victory over Houston Baptist.
Cameron McGriff added a career-high 14 points and nine rebounds for Oklahoma State (5-1), which started a four-game homestand.
Oklahoma State outlasts Pittsburgh 73-67 behind Carroll
NEW YORK (AP) — As his postgame press conference wrapped up, Mike Boynton casually mentioned he was going to the world-renowned Junior's Cheesecake in Brooklyn to enjoy the delicacy the restaurant is heralded for.
That Oklahoma State's first-year coach will be able to enjoy a slice has much to do with the performance of his bench, most notably Jeffrey Carroll.
Averette, Oklahoma State crush Oral Roberts 91-48
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Brandon Averette has put in a lot of time in the gym working on his 3-pointer, and it showed Thursday night.
Averette scored a career-high 21 points, hitting 4 of 6 shots from 3-point range, and added nine assists and four rebounds to lead Oklahoma State to a dominating 91-48 victory over Oral Roberts.
Oklahoma State beats Pepperdine 78-47 in Boynton’s debut
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Even without their best player, Oklahoma State had no problem with Pepperdine on Friday night.
Lindy Waters scored 14 points and pulled down seven rebounds as Oklahoma State gave Mike Boynton a victory in his coaching debut, 78-47, in the season opener for both teams.
Oklahoma State Preview Capsule
Last season: 20-13, lost in first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Coach: Mike Boynton.
Conference: Big 12.
Who's gone: G Jawun Evans. He was one of the nation's best point guards last season, averaging 19.2 points and 6.4 assists per game before leaving early for the NBA; G Phil Forte, who averaged 13.3 points per game and was one of the best 3-point shooters in school history; F Leyton Hammonds, who started 32 of Oklahoma State's 33 games last season.
Oklahoma St. coach Boynton wants to talks hoops, not scandal
Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton can't wait for the season opener — for more than the typical reasons.
As Boynton still was adjusting to his offseason promotion to head coach, the school fired assistant coach Lamont Evans after he was named as part of a federal bribery investigation. Since then, Oklahoma State has started an internal investigation.
Oklahoma St. coach Boynton deals with distractions
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton had plenty to deal with as a new head coach before lead assistant Lamont Evans got caught in a scandal.
Evans was among those charged with corruption and bribery last month. The Department of Justice charged Evans and three assistants at other schools, along with an Adidas executive and five others.
Oklahoma State has fired Lamont Evans for cause after the top assistant to new coach Mike Boynton was ensnared in the federal investigation of basketball recruiting at seven universities. Evans is accused of accepting $2,000 a month in bribes to funnel athletes to certain agents, including "one and done" players that are talented enough to jump to the NBA after one season. Evans had been suspended by the university and surrendered to federal marshals early Wednesday.
The Latest: OK State fires assistant tied to hoops scandal
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the corruption scandal in college basketball (all times Eastern):
Oklahoma State has fired Lamont Evans for cause after the top assistant to new coach Mike Boynton was ensnared in the federal investigation of basketball recruiting at seven universities.
The school announced that Evans was terminated in a one-sentence statement Thursday.