Oklahoma State stuns No. 6 Texas Tech; Mason Rudolph ready for NFL combine

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Welcome to the Thursday edition of our Oklahoma State DieHards morning roundup, where we take you through the biggest headlines around Oklahoma State athletics.

Oklahoma State stuns No. 6 Texas Tech

Kendall Smith scored 21 points, while Lindy Waters posted a career-high 18, to help Oklahoma State upset No. 6 Texas Tech 79-71 on Wednesday. The Cowboys (16-12, 6-9) were seemingly falling apart after back-to-back losses by double digits. Coach Mike Boynton’s team have continued to battle, however, and the fans who braved the winter weather to attend the Big 12 clash at Gallagher-Iba Arena were rewarded with a chance to storm the court.

“It means a lot,” Waters said of the fan support after the game. “We weren’t expecting much with a potential ice storm. Me and Jeff (Carroll) had trouble getting here, so we didn’t think there was going to be many people here. Once the game gets going, it starts to fill up and the students got rowdy, as usual, it gives us the energy to keep playing.”

Mason Rudolph ready for NFL combine

Former Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph is feeling good with the 2018 NFL Combine approaching next week. Rudolph wasn’t able to participate in the Senior Bowl a month ago, because of a foot injury. Rudolph told Bleacher Reporter he’ll be ready to run the 40-yard dash and throw at the combine.

Rudolph was able to speak with NFL teams during Senior Bowl practices in Mobile, Ala., but his inability to actually throw in practice robbed him of a prime opportunity to gain ground on a few potential first-round draft picks vying to become an NFL franchise’s next starting quarterback. The combine begins Feb. 27 in Indianapolis.

Other headlines from the athletic department:

  • Biletnikoff Award winner James Washington is projected as the No. 24 overall pick to the Carolina Panthers in ESPN analyst Mel Kiper’s most recent mock draft.
  • Men’s golf took first place at The Prestige at PGA WEST in La Quinta, Calif., with Viktor Hovland and Zach Bauchou, who both tied for fourth in the individual standings, leading the way.
  • Women’s basketball lost 66-59 to Kansas on Wednesday.

What they’re saying on Twitter

Men’s basketball forward Jeffrey Carroll

Football coach Mike Gundy

Defensive backs coach Dan Hammerschmidt

Retweeted by Oklahoma State basketball

Former running back Chris Carson

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