It’s hard to ignore Oklahoma State basketball’s handful of quality wins this season.
The Cowboys (16-12, 6-9 Big 12) are tied for seventh place in the Big 12 standings, but they picked up another résumé-building win on Wednesday over Texas Tech.
ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Williams seemed to like what he saw when watching Oklahoma State take down the sixth-ranked Red Raiders.
The former All-American Duke point guard thinks coach Mike Boynton’s group can make some noise in March, assuming they can get there.
— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) February 22, 2018
The Cowboys obviously must make the NCAA Tournament, but they’ve proven to be more than capable of playing on big stages and could be a tough out in the Big 12 tournament.
Oklahoma State isn’t listed on ESPN’s latest Bracketology update. The issue is likely Oklahoma State’s No. 92 ranking in the RPI and 4 losses to teams ranked between No. 51-100 in the RPI — three of which came by double digits.
The Cowboys’ wins over top-50 RPI teams will help their cause, however, with the selection committee.
Oklahoma State’s wins over top-50 RPI teams
|Opponent RPI rank||Date||Opponent||Score|
|43||Dec. 16||Florida State||71-70|
|7||Feb. 3||at Kansas||84-79|
|27||Feb. 10||at West Virginia||88-85|
|17||Feb. 21||Texas Tech||79-71|
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