Oklahoma State Postgame Notes vs. Iowa State


Oklahoma State - 61, Iowa State - 59

Jan. 21, 2023 | Stillwater, OK (Gallagher-Iba Arena) | Attendance: 6,656

Updated Records: Oklahoma State 11-8 overall, 3-4 Big 12 I Iowa State 14-4 overall, 5-2 Big 12 

Oklahoma State Leaders: Points - Avery Anderson III - 18, Assists - Avery Anderson III - 5, Rebounds - Woody Newton, Caleb Asberry - 6

Iowa State Leaders: Points - Osun Osunniyi - 15, Assists - Jaren Holmes - 6, Rebounds - Tre King - 8


Game Flow

  • Kalib Boone scored the first bucket for the Cowboys for the 10th time this season to tie the game at two.
  • Iowa State took a 27-11 lead into the under-eight media timeout. Kalib Boone topped the Cowboys with five points.
  • A quick 7-0 run powered by a deep three from Woody Newton brought the Cowboys within nine of the Cyclones, 27-18 with six minutes left in the first half.
  • Three-straight field goals extended the run to 12-4 in favor of the Pokes, bringing the margin to eight points with 3:54 to play in the half.
  • Nine first-half points from Kalib Boone kept the Cowboys in the contest, trailing at half 35-25.
  • Back-to-back triples by Avery Anderson III and Caleb Asberry got the Cowboys rolling in the second half, closing in on the Cyclones lead at 43-37.
  • The Cowboys started the second half 4-of-6 from three-point range, including two from John-Michael Wright, as the Pokes brought the lead down to just two points with 13:52 left to play.
  • Another jumper from John-Michael Wright tied the game for the Cowboys at 45 with 12 minutes to play, capping off a 20-10 run from the Pokes to open the half.
  • Two free-throws from Kalib Boone made the score 54-53 in favor of the Cyclones with 3:48 left to play. 
  • Two more clutch free-throws, this time from Anderson, gave OSU its first lead of the game at 55-54 with three minutes remaining.
  • Kalib Boone’s thunderous dunk extended the lead to three for the Pokes, but Iowa State instantly returned the favor with a three-pointer to tie it back up before Avery Anderson III answered with a layup of his own to take back the lead. One minute remaining, 59-57, Cowboys lead.
  • After Newton’s free throw, the Cowboys led by two with three seconds left and Iowa State’s last-second heave missed to give OSU its first ranked win of the season, 61-59.


Game Notes 

  • Head coach Mike Boynton went with Avery Anderson III, Bryce Thompson, John-Michael Wright, Kalib Boone and Woody Newton as the starting-five for the second-straight game.
  • The Cowboys 16-point comeback victory is the largest come-from-behind victory since a 16-point comeback against Texas Tech in Feb. 2009.
  • After reaching the 1,000 career-point milestone in the Cowboys’ previous game, Avery Anderson III passed Isaac Likekele, Joey Graham, Marshall Moses, K.C. Kincaide and Tony Allen to move into 40th place on Oklahoma State’s scoring list. Anderson tied his season-high with 18 points on 5-of-9 from the field and 2-for-3 from three-point range.
  • Anderson also set a career-high with three blocked shots on Saturday to go along with his five assists and three rebounds.
  • Kalib Boone continues to dominate the paint on both sides of the floor, scoring 13 points to up his average to 12.4 points per game in conference play.
  • Moussa Cisse made his biggest impact since returning from injury, snagging a block, a steal and three rebounds, but more importantly playing solid interior defense on the Cyclones.
  • The Cowboys overcame a 10-point halftime deficit to capture the victory. The 10-point deficit is the largest halftime deficit overcome by OSU this season.
  • OSU has held 16 of its 19 opponents to 35 percent shooting or less from the three-point line, and 11 of 18 have shot less than 30 percent.
  • Oklahoma State improved to 8-2 on the season when making more three-pointers than its opponent.

Oklahoma State’s win…

  • Improved the Cowboys to 71-67 all-time in the Iowa State series, which dates back to 1927.
  • Is Oklahoma State’s second-straight in the series between the two schools.
  • Is OSU’s sixth in the past seven meetings.
  • Is the Cowboys’ third win in the past four meetings in Stillwater.
  • Improved the Cowboys to 41-19 all-time at home against Iowa State.
  • Is Oklahoma State head coach Mike Boynton’s 98th as head coach at Oklahoma State.
  • Improved OSU to 7-4 in the past 11 meetings between the two schools.
  • Is Boynton’s 21st victory over a ranked opponent in his career and Oklahoma State’s first this season.
  • Is OSU’s first victory over a Kenpom top-10 team this season and the first since defeating No. 7 Texas Tech at home last season, 52-51, on March 5 to close out the year.
  • Is OSU’s 58th win in the series as conference foes.

Team Streaks

  • OSU has made at least one three-pointer in 746 consecutive games dating back to Jan. 13, 2001.
  • The Cowboys have posted 10 or more assists in 26 of their past 31 games dating back to last season. 
  • Dating back to last season, OSU has held 22 of its past 23 opponents under their season scoring average.
  • Oklahoma State has reached double-digit second chance points in six of seven conference games this season, with a high of 16 against Kansas State and Baylor.
  • As a team, the Cowboys have reached at least three blocks in all 19 games this season. OSU leads the Big 12 with 5.6 blocked shots per game, which ranks 12th in the country.
  • The Cowboys have made 10 or more free throws in 13 of the first 19 games this season after doing so in 18 of their 30 games last season. 
  • OSU has forced 10 or more turnovers in 11-straight Big 12 games.
  • Oklahoma State has recorded at least five steals in 17 of its 19 games this season.
  • Caleb Asberry has shown a strong ability to rebound as of late as he’s brought in five or more rebounds in five-straight games.
  • Woody Newton has played the best basketball of his career since being inserted into the starting lineup, making at least one three-pointer in three-straight games and has recorded two or more rebounds in 10 consecutive contests.
  • Asberry has made a three-pointer in eight-straight games.
  • Kalib Boone has scored 10 or more points in five of his past six games and has scored 13 or more in four of his past six.
  • Tyreek Smith has recorded at least one block in seven-straight games.