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Oklahoma State Cowboys
RECORD: - REGION: East Rutherford  SEED: 2
COACH: Eddie Sutton CONFERENCE: Big 12
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Road to the Final Four  ...................................................................................

PREVIOUS GAMES
OPPONENT ROUND RESULT
Eastern Washington 1st Round W 75 - 56
Memphis 2nd Round W 70 - 53
Pittsburgh Sweet 16 W 63 - 51
Saint Joseph's Elite Eight W 64 - 62
Georgia Tech Final Four L 67 - 65


REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS


Will lose when ...
In losses to BYU and Texas Tech, Allen had poor shooting nights.

Famous Last Words
Have the look of a Sweet 16/Elite 8 participant, but not the Final Four.

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TO THIS POINT    
How They Got Here: Big 12 champion
Whatever sluggishness or overconfidence that Oklahoma State seemed to face in the first 20 minutes on Friday against Eastern Washington appears to now be gone. After allowing too many easy baskets and being tied with the Eagles at halftime, the Cowboys received a tongue-lashing from Eddie Sutton, then administered something similar to EWU.

No such slow start problem showed up in Round 2 against Memphis. With Joey Graham flying to the rim and shooting 3's, Oklahoma State went up 22 at the half and the Tigers never challenged.

Now the moment we've all been waiting for -- Oklahoma State against Pittsburgh in the regional semifinals. No pair of teams this side of the Ben Franklin Bridge were the subject of more seeding debate than these two. None of that matters now with the anticipated meeting of the two most physically tough clubs remaining.

Ironically, the last time the Cowboys reached the Final Four in 1995 the regional destination was East Rutherford. Wake Forest also happened to be there that year and is at the Meadowlands again. The two met in the Round of 16 nine seasons ago and could meet again for a berth in the Final Four at stake. Wake would first have to dispose of top-seed St. Joseph's. Should Oklahoma State and the Hawks advance we would get a terrific guard matchup of Nelson/West vs. Lucas/Allen.

Prior to the Dance, showing off their tenacious defense and athleticism for three days, Oklahoma State saved its best performance for the Big 12 final and beat Texas for the second time in March to back up its regular season championship. Simply put, the Cowboys were the class of the conference -- losing just at Missouri (Feb. 24) and in Lubbock in their Big 12 opener. The Pokes may have argued they deserved a top seed, but playing too late in Dallas on Sunday cost them a shot at the seed reserved for St. Joe's. Nevertheless, OSU is a dangerous team under Eddie Sutton -- a coach who knows how to get to the Final Four.

PLAYER TO WATCH      
Tony Allen | G | Senior
Tony Allen does it all for Eddie Sutton's surprising Cowboys. The senior overpowers opponents with powerful body to score and rebound, but is also a smooth penetrator in the lane. Allen, OSU's steals leader, is a defensive standout who can shut down an opponents' leading scorer.

ROSTER
NO NAME HT WT YR  PPG RPG APG MPG FG% FT% 3PT%
  Tony Allen 6-4  213 Sr 16.25.43.031.3.494.645.290
  John Lucas III 5-11  166   15.42.84.633.9.476.885.416
  Joey Graham 6-7  225 Sr 12.25.01.223.5.567.753.524
  Ivan McFarlin 6-8  240 Sr 12.16.41.829.6.579.651.000
  Daniel Bobik 6-5  210 Sr 7.53.22.830.7.455.692.411
  Janavor Weatherspoon 6-1  168 Sr 5.01.61.114.6.509.690.250
  Jason Miller 6-8  239 Sr 3.42.50.312.5.603.758.000
  Stephen Graham 6-6  215 Sr 2.91.50.88.6.485.667.167
  Terrence Crawford 6-6  230 Sr 2.32.70.911.3.452.636.000
  David Monds 6-8  240 Sr 2.22.10.27.4.514.455.000
  Frans Steyn 7-2  289 Sr 1.71.80.17.7.529.286.000
  Tremaine Fuqua F-C  6-9  255 Sr 1.02.50.09.0.500.000.000
  Maurice Findley 5-11  164 Jr 0.40.00.21.6.0001.000.000
  Guy Ikpah 6-0  175 Sr 0.00.00.00.0.000.000.000



LAST 5 GAMES LEADERS
OPPONENT RESULT POINTS REBOUNDS ASSISTS
Texas A&MW, 70-41   
TexasW, 76-67   
@ BaylorW, 72-65   
@ MissouriL, 93-92   
NebraskaW, 87-83   


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