Welcome to the Monday edition of our Oklahoma State DieHards morning roundup, where we take you through the biggest headlines around Oklahoma State athletics.
Oklahoma State adds another marquee win
Put Oklahoma State basketball in a game on any Saturday and it seems positive results are sure to come. The Cowboys picked up another monumental win last weekend, topping No. 19 West Virginia 88-85 in Morgantown, W. Va. The win was special for a few of reasons:
First, and most important, the Cowboys (15-10, 5-7 Big 12) are still in NCAA Tournament contention with their list of impressive victories. Oklahoma State now has wins against Florida State, Kansas, Oklahoma and West Virginia — each foe ranked at the time. But coach Mike Boynton’s group needs to show up for more than just their big games. Nonetheless, Oklahoma State has won consecutive games against top-20 teams on the road for the first time in program history. There’s still some work to do for the Cowboys, but Boynton has them in the right direction in his first season on the job.
Cowboys roll to Bedlam wrestling win
Oklahoma State wrestling cruised to a 31-6 win over Oklahoma on Sunday. It was the only Bedlam wrestling dual this season, and the Cowboys made sure to capitalize on their one crack at the Sooners this year. Highlights from the dual included Kaid Brock, Dean Heil and Boo Lewallen winning by major decision, Derek White teching Connor Webb and Keegan Moore earning the lone fall of the day in the 184-pound bout.
Oklahoma State is now 12-2 overall and 7-0 in Big 12 action with one dual left on its regular-season schedule. The win against Oklahoma produced a sobering moment for Heil, who has now wrestled his last dual at Gallagher-Iba Arena after beating Edinboro on Friday and Oklahoma on Sunday. In a release, Heil said, “On Friday it hadn’t hit me that [these were] my last two matches in Gallagher. After the match Friday, it started to sink in a little bit. It really sank in before today’s dual. There was a lot of emotion. I’m done. That’s it … I was just saying ‘goodbye’ and ‘thank you for supporting me.'”
Other headlines from the athletic department:
- Softball finished 4-1 at the Kajikawa Classic, beating Arizona, Missouri, New Mexico and Western Michigan after falling to Oregon State in its season opener
- Mike Boynton: ‘We owe our fans a performance like this’
- Fans, media react to late-game heroics of Oklahoma State and Lindy Waters
- WR Chris Lacy was shocked by NFL Combine invite
- Women’s basketball topped Iowa State 81-73 on Saturday
- Men’s tennis’ perfect record shattered by top-ranked Wake Forest
- Women’s golf fueled by Chih-Min Chen’s superb performance
What they’re saying on Twitter
Oklahoma State football
— Cowboy Football (@CowboyFB) February 11, 2018
Oklahoma State wrestling
— OSU Cowboy Wrestling (@CowboyWrestling) February 11, 2018
Former safety Tre Flowers
Love the process
— Tre Flowers (@_Slimm7) February 12, 2018
Men’s basketball coach Mike Boynton
— Mike Boynton (@thacoachmike) February 11, 2018
Women’s basketball associated head coach Bill Annan
So glad my sister was able to make the game last night. This picture is special for many reasons. It was four years ago my sister sent me the Omaha World-Herald and my oldest son found @kjensen54 hidden in the stats. As they say, "The rest is history." #countyourblessings pic.twitter.com/KLq0YD57g1
— Bill Annan (@BillAnnan) February 11, 2018
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