Oklahoma State got the win on Thursday and once again it was Marcus Smart making a statement. In the 97-87 win over Purdue, Smart dropped in 30 points for the Cowboys.
But, with the Cowboys leading 59-29 at the half, Purdue made a surge in the second half, which is something that head coach Travis Ford wasn’t all that pleased with, but was still happy to get the win:
“I’m glad that we won,” Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford said. “We’re happy with the win and we’ll move on. It wasn’t the prettiest thing. It’s not the way you actually draw it up. It’s great learning lesson for us. Teams are going to make runs.”
They still were able to hand for Purdue their first loss of the season, and will now look to do the same to Butler, who is off to a 5-0 start in the first year without Brad Stevens.
Here’s how you can watch all the action on Friday:
Date: Nov. 29
Start Time: 1:30 PM ET
Location: Orlando, FL
Arena: HP Field House
TV Info: ESPN
Live Stream: WatchESPN app
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