(STILLWATER, Oklahoma / August 24, 2017) – Oklahoma State basketball coach Mike Boynton has announced the Cowboys will take on Arkansas-Monticello in an exhibition game at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3 in Gallagher-Iba Arena.
The exhibition game against the Boll Weevils will take place the night before OSU’s Bedlam football showdown against Oklahoma, and will be the debut for Boynton, who was named OSU’s head coach in March.
Tickets start at just $5 through the OSU Ticket Office (okstate.com/tickets or at 877-ALL-4-OSU), and the game will be broadcast on Fox Sports-Plus and the Cowboy Radio Network.
The Cowboys will be led by All-Big 12 wing Jeffrey Carroll, who will be the conference’s highest-scoring returner for the 2017-18 season. In fact, the senior joined Georges Niang (ISU, 2015-16), Jordan Hamilton (Texas, 2010-11) and Kevin Durant (Texas, 2006-07) as one of just four Big 12 players to ever finish in the top 10 in the league in scoring (3rd, 17.5 ppg), rebounding (8th, 6.6 rpg) and 3-point percentage (3rd, 44.4 3fg%).
Last year, the Boll Weevils went 23-7 and were the Great American Conference co-champions. Under head coach Kyle Tolin, UAM advanced to the GAC Tournament championship game, and earned a bid to the NCAA Division II Basketball Championship. This will be the first hardwood meeting between OSU and UAM.
OSU will open the 2017-18 season on Nov. 10 at home against Pepperdine, followed by additional GIA tilts against Charlotte on Nov. 13 and Oral Roberts on Nov. 16. This year's Big 12 Conference schedule and the non-conference television package are expected to be released in the coming weeks.