The bitter cold air and freezing rain stopped OSU fans by and large, but certainly didn’t stop the Cowboys.
First, take a look at the oddities of the night, because there were plenty.
– Larry Reece was not on the public address mic.
– The ESPN announcers called the game from a remote location.
– Les on the MidFirst mic was not in attendance.
– Approximately 2500-3000 general-public fans showed up to Gallagher-Iba, but the students filled both student sections. The above photo nearly shows the entire crowd.
– And – speaking of those students – they were notified during a critical time of the game that Thursday’s classes were cancelled. The noise came just in time. They were later reminded of it when Tech cut the double digit Cowboy lead to just six.
But, back to the game …
The Cowboys set the tone from the beginning and didn’t squander their opportunity throughout the whole game.
Lindy Waters posted a career night for the Pokes, sporting 18 points, 6-6 shooting, and 4-4 from 3-point land.
Mitchell Solomon, who by account of Mike Boynton, is the team MVP, played only 13 minutes. He got into foul trouble early which raised the tension of Cowboy fans; however, the Pokes found a way.
Oklahoma State had a significant lead through much of the last meeting with Texas Tech, but ended up losing by 5. The Cowboys got the revenge they wanted in front of Eddie Sutton and Mike Gundy.
In a really bizarre atmosphere, Boynton and the Cowboys recored a signature win, putting them firmly on the NCAA Tournament Bubble.
UP NEXT: The Cowboys have a date with Texas Saturday at 1:00, in the Frank Erwin Center.