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NCAAB Oklahoma State Cowboys

General Information

Conference: Big 12

NCAA Division: Division I

City: Stillwater, Oklahoma

Stadium: Gallagher-Iba Arena

Championships

  • National Championships: 2
  • Conference Titles: 19
  • NCAA Tournaments: 29

Past Conferences:

  • Southern

Oklahoma State Cowboys Standings & Analysis

If you’re a college sports fanatic, you’re likely interested in keeping up-to-date with the latest news and standings for your favorite teams.

This college basketball team analysis breaks down the team stats that matter and provides insights into the Oklahoma State Cowboys’ standings for this season, as well as their strengths and weaknesses.

Whether you’re a seasoned sports analyst or just starting to follow college basketball, be sure to check the updated NCAAB team stats report and the best team players.

All-Time Oklahoma State Cowboys Stats & Records

Points Scored

  • Byron Houston: 2,379
  • Bryant Reeves: 2,367
  • Adrian Peterson: 1,866
  • Le’Bryan Nash: 1,839
  • James Anderson: 1,811

Rebounds

  • Byron Houston: 1,189
  • Bryant Reeves: 1,152
  • Andy Hopson: 1,020
  • Ivan McFarlin: 978
  • Olus Holder: 900

Assists

  • Doug Gottlieb: 793
  • Isaac Likekele: 441
  • Matt Clark: 432
  • Joe Adkins: 430

Overview of the Oklahoma State Cowboys Standings

Last-Season Standings

The Oklahoma State Cowboys basketball team had a strong start to the 2021-2022 season, with a 6-0 record in non-conference play. They faced tough competition in the Big 12 conference, but managed to finish with a 12-6 conference record and a third-place finish.

The team’s success was in large part due to the standout performances of their top players. Guard Avery Anderson III emerged as a star player, leading the team in scoring with an average of 15.3 points per game. He was also a force on defense, recording 1.5 steals per game. Fellow guard Bryce Williams also had a strong season, averaging 11.6 points per game and shooting over 40% from beyond the arc.

In addition to their guard play, the Cowboys relied on the inside presence of forward Kalib Boone. Boone was a key player on both ends of the court, averaging 9.9 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. He also led the team in blocks with 1.1 per game.

The Cowboys had several notable wins during the season, including victories over ranked opponents like Baylor and Kansas. However, they struggled in the Big 12 tournament, losing in the quarterfinals to Texas.

Despite the early exit from the conference tournament, the Cowboys were selected for the NCAA tournament as a 4-seed. They advanced to the Sweet 16 with wins over Liberty and Florida, but fell to top-seeded Gonzaga in the regional semifinals.

Overall, it was a successful season for the Cowboys, who finished with a 21-9 overall record and a 15-6 record against teams outside of the top 25. They proved to be a tough team to beat, especially on their home court at Gallagher-Iba Arena. The Oklahoma State Cowboys standings were strong, finishing third in the highly competitive Big 12 conference and making it to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament. With several key players returning for next season, the Cowboys look poised for another strong year.

Before Betting on Oklahoma State Cowboys, Check Out These Tips:

Check for injuries:

Like any other team, injuries can greatly impact the performance of the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Keep an eye on their injury reports and make sure key players are healthy before placing a bet.

Evaluate their home/away record:

Some teams perform much better at home than they do on the road. Take a look at Oklahoma State’s record at home and away to get an idea of how they might perform in a particular game.

Consider their style of play:

The Oklahoma State Cowboys have a unique style of play under coach Mike Boynton, which is known for being fast-paced and aggressive. Look at how their style of play matches up against their opponent, as well as their track record of executing their game plan in different situations.

Analyze their performance against top teams:

Before placing a bet on Oklahoma State, it’s important to look at their record against other strong teams in their conference and in non-conference games. This will give you an idea of how they match up against tough competition and whether they have the potential to pull off an upset.

Oklahoma State Cowboys Basketball History

Overall

The Oklahoma State Cowboys began playing basketball in 1908. The Cowboys went through nine coaches from 1907-1034. They weren’t very good in those years. Only two of their coaches during that time finished with winning records. John Griffith coached the Cowboys to an 18-12 overall record in his two seasons.
John Maulbetsch coached the Cowboys to a 75-74 overall record during his eight-year stint. However, the Cowboys managed to win two Missouri Valley Conference Championships in 1925 and 1931.

In 1934, Henry Iba became head coach and would stay at the helm until 1970. Iba remains as one of the winningest coaches in college basketball history. He finished his career as the Cowboys coach with 653 total wins.

The Cowboys remained in the MVC until 1957. During that time, Iba led them to 14 MVC Championships and seven NCAA Tournament appearances. The 1944-1945 season was especially impressive. The Cowboys finished with a 27-4 overall record. They went on to win the MVC and they were crowned National Champions after beating NYU. The 1945-1946 season was even better. The Cowboys finished with a 31-2 overall, won the MVC, and won another championship.

After the 1956-1957 season the Cowboys moved to the Big Eight and became Oklahoma State. In Iba’a thirteen seasons in the Big Eight, they won just one conference championship and made the NCAA Tournament just twice. His last season was 1969-1970.

The Cowboys were underwhelming from 1970-1990. They went through five coaches in that span and couldn’t find stability. Four of the winning seasons were under head coach Paul Hansen. Additionally, they finished with just six winning seasons during that span.

Coach Eddie Sutton

In 1990, they hired Eddie Sutton. He stayed at the helm until 2006. Sutton turned things around at OSU immediately. The Cowboys finished with a winning record in each of Sutton’s sixteen seasons. They finished with 20 wins in four of his first five seasons. In his first season, the Cowboys finished 24-8 and won the Big Eight. They also got to the Sweet Sixteen. It was their first time being in the NCAA Tournament since 1983. The 1994-1995 season was special also.

The Cowboys finished with a 27-10 overall record and a 10-4 conference record. They went on to win the conference tournament. Additionally, Sutton led the Cowboys to the Final Four. It was their first Final Four appearance since 1951.

After the 1995-1996 season, the Cowboys joined the Big 12 Conference. They had a slow start in the Big 12, finishing with a 7-9 conference record. In their second season, they were back to their winning ways finishing with a 22-7 overall record and an 11-5 conference record. The Cowboys made the NCAA Tournament eight seasons straight from 1997-1998 through 2004-2005. The 2003-2004 season was spectacular. The Cowboys finished with a 31-4 overall record and a 14-2 conference record. They made the tournament but fell to Georgia Tech in a heartbreaker. Sutton’s last season was 2005-2006. Sutton finished with a 368–151 overall record and 153 conference wins.

Sean Sutton coached the Cowboys from 2006-2008. He led them to two straight winning seasons. Unfortunately, the Cowboys’ conference record was below .500 in each season. He resigned after the 2007-2008 season.

Travis Ford became head coach in 2008. Ford led the Cowboys to six winning seasons during his eight year stint. They made the NCAA Tournament five times and the NIT once. They never made it past the first round in the NCAA Tournament.

The Cowboys were a solid team but we’re never competitive enough to make a real impact in the Big 12. His final season was 2015-2016. He finished with a 155-111 overall record.

Mike Boynton has been the head coach since 2017. He’s led the Cowboys to three winning seasons and one NCAA Tournament appearance. He currently has 95 wins at the helm.

Oklahoma State Cowboys Basketball FAQs

What is the highest win total in Oklahoma State Cowboys history?

The 2003-2004 Cowboys won 31 games under head coach Eddie Sutton. Five players from the team went on to play in the NBA including Tony Allen and Stephen Graham. The Cowboys also won the Big 12. They also won 31 games in 1946 under head coach Hank Iba.

What was the worst season in Oklahoma State Cowboys history?

The 1965-1966 Cowboys finished with a 4-21 record under Iba. Offensively they averaged just under 54 points per game.

How many NCAA Tournaments have the Cowboys made?

The Cowboys have made the tournament 29 times. They were named tournament champs in 1945 and 1946.
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