Kansas St 57

(13-5, 3-4 Big 12)

(10) Oklahoma St 77

(16-3, 6-2 Big 12)

    7:00 PM ET, February 2, 2005

    Gallagher-Iba Arena, Stillwater, Oklahoma

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    KSU 30 2757
    #10OKST 36 4177

    Top Performers

    Kansas St: J. Massey 25 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Oklahoma St: J. Lucas III 19 Pts, 1 Reb, 10 Ast

    Oklahoma State extends home win streak to 26

    STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- Being benched certainly motivated Daniel Bobik, and he helped fire up Oklahoma State (No. 11 ESPN/USA Today, No. 10 AP) against Kansas State.

    Bobik returned to the starting lineup to score 13 points and pull down a career-high 11 rebounds for his first double-double, sending the Cowboys to a 77-57 victory Wednesday night.

    The 25-year-old senior sat at the start of the Cowboys' 104-86 win against Colorado on Sunday, and his coach and teammates noticed a difference afterward.

    "Daniel got his swagger back in Colorado and it showed today," guard John Lucas III said. "He was hitting shots, played with a lot of energy, and he rebounded. I didn't know he had 11 rebounds. That kind of surprises me."

    Head coach designate Sean Sutton saw more energy from Bobik, too.

    "You can go one of two ways," Sutton said. "Some guys will sulk. Some guys will battle up. It clearly had an impact."

    Joey Graham scored 23 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, and Lucas had 19 points and 10 assists as Oklahoma State (16-3, 6-2 Big 12) pulled away in the second half to extend the longest home winning streak in the country with its 26th straight victory at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

    "I'm not sure I've been involved in a game when three guys get double-doubles," Sutton said.

    The Wildcats (13-5, 3-4) had a chance to tie early in the second half when Tyler Hughes took a pass from Jeremiah Massey and jammed it home with two hands while getting fouled, but Hughes missed the ensuing free throw and Oklahoma State got rolling.

    Lucas hit a 3-pointer from the right wing the next trip down for the Cowboys, and Terrence Crawford added to the lead with a steal at midcourt and a two-handed jam. He completed the three-point play, and Graham hit a baseline jumper and a 3-pointer from the left wing to put the Cowboys ahead 49-37.

    Bobik and Lucas hit back-to-back 3-pointers to stretch the lead to 55-40, and Kansas State was never again closer than 10.

    Fred Peete brought Kansas State to 59-49 on a 3-pointer from the right wing, but another 3-pointer from Bobik sparked a 10-0 run that put the game away.

    Massey, who scored 18 points in the first half, was held scoreless for the first 9½ minutes of the second half and finished with 25 for Kansas State. Peete added 14, and Cartier Martin scored 11 for the Wildcats, who lost for the eighth straight time in Stillwater.

    "They didn't do anything different in the second half," Massey said. "The thing we were doing different was getting the ball to the open guy in the first half and it helped us stay close. They just hit more shots than us in the second half."

    The Cowboys started strong from 3-point range and led 14-7 after back-to-back 3s from Lucas and JamesOn Curry.

    Kansas State pulled to 19-17 on a driving basket by Peete, but Graham stretched the lead again with five straight points -- including a right-handed jam over Lance Harris that electrified the crowd.

    "It was one of those moments where he ran up under me, and I was like, 'You messed up," Graham said. "I hammered on him."

    Bobik compared the dunk to a Julius Erving cup-and-slam, but he and the rest of Graham's teammates said it was against team rules to look up at the replay. Sutton couldn't resist.

    "I looked up there," he said.

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    Team Stat Comparison

    Points 57 77
    FG Made-Attempted 22-49 (.449) 25-56 (.446)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-13 (.385) 11-20 (.550)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-12 (.667) 16-18 (.889)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 20

    2004-05 Season

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