Oklahoma State Men's Basketball Postgame Notes vs. Tulsa


Oklahoma State - 82, Tulsa - 56

Nov. 25, 2022 | Stillwater, Oklahoma (Gallagher-Iba Arena) 

Updated Records: Oklahoma State 4-2 overall, 0-0 Big 12 I Tulsa 2-4 overall, 0-0 American Conference

Oklahoma State Leaders: Points - Bryce Thompson - 18, Assists - Chris Harris Jr. - 4, Rebounds - Moussa Cisse - 8

Tulsa Leaders: Points - Keyshawn Embery-Simpson - 10, Assists - Brandon Betson - 5, Rebounds - Sterling Gaston-Chapman, Bryant Selebangue - 5


Game Flow


  • John-Michael Wright made the first bucket of the game for the Cowboys with his eighth three-pointer of the season.
  • A 9-2 run gave Oklahoma State its first lead of the night, 12-9, which was jump started by a putback and-1 from Quion Williams.
  • Four-straight makes from the field, including three dunks, gave OSU a 21-16 lead with 7:52 remaining in the first half.
  • The Cowboys got their offense rolling in the first half, going on a 14-2 run to extend the lead to 30-18.
  • Oklahoma State took a 41-29 lead into the halftime break behind 11 points from Bryce Thompson on the offensive end and three blocks from Moussa Cisse.
  • The Cowboys picked up where they left off in the first half, starting the second half on a 10-0 run which extended the lead to 51-29.
  • OSU made six of seven shots from the floor to stretch the lead to 69-37 with 11:19 remaining in the contest. 
  • The Cowboys outscored Tulsa by 14 in the second half, cruising to a 82-56 victory to improve to 4-2 on the season.


Game Notes 

  • Head coach Mike Boynton has stayed with the same starting-five in all six games this season, going with Avery Anderson III, Bryce Thompson, John-Michael Wright, Kalib Boone and Moussa Cisse.
  • In the first half, seven of the nine Cowboys who logged action recorded at least three points.
  • The Cowboys defense forced 12 Tulsa turnovers in the first half, tied for the most forced turnovers in a half by the Cowboys this season. OSU also forced 12 turnovers in the first half against UCF on Nov. 18.
  • With 41 points in the first and second half, Oklahoma State has scored 40 or more points in a half for the fifth and sixth time this season. In the 2021-22 season, OSU reached the mark ten times.
  • Oklahoma State reached the 80-point mark for the third time this season, having won all three matchups.
  • With two steals Friday night, Avery Anderson III moved into 18th place on the Oklahoma State steals leaders list with 138 career steals.
  • Bryce Thompson tied his career-high with four three-pointers and tied his season-high with 18 points. Thompson had four three-point field goals last season against his former team Kansas on Feb. 19, 2022.
  • Thompson paced the Cowboys in scoring for the third time this season and the tenth time in his career.
  • Quion Williams set new career-highs with six points and seven rebounds off the bench for the Cowboys.
  • After scoring a career-high 11 points in the Cowboys’ last game, Tyreek Smith parlayed his success into another double-digit scoring performance with ten points on a perfect 5-for-5 from the field Friday night.
  • The Cowboys have taken advantage of their size in the frontcourt, reaching at least ten offensive rebounds in five of six games this season.
  • Oklahoma State is outscoring its opponents 215-159 (+56) in first halves in the six games played this season.

Oklahoma State’s Win…

  • Improved the Cowboys to 75-39 against Tulsa.
  • Is OSU’s third in the last four games against Tulsa.
  • Made OSU 2-1 at home to start the season.
  • Improved OSU to 3-1 against in-state foes over the past two seasons with wins over ORU, Oklahoma and Tulsa.
  • Is head coach Mike Boynton’s 91st win as the leader of the program.
  • Is OSU’s 840th in Gallagher-Iba Arena.
  • Is OSU’s 448th non-conference home win in GIA and its 233rd at home since 1989.
  • Improved to 7-0 under Boynton when giving up 60 or less points in a game. 

Team Streaks

  • OSU has made at least one three-pointer in 733 consecutive games dating back to Jan. 13, 2001.
  • The Cowboys have posted ten or more assists in 16 of their past 18 games dating back to last season. 
  • Oklahoma State has held a double-digit lead at halftime in four consecutive games.
  • Avery Anderson III has made a living causing havoc on the defensive end to start the season. He has recorded at least two steals in five of six games to start the season and seven of eight games dating back to last season.
  • Moussa Cisse has reached at least two blocks in ten-straight games dating back to the Baylor game on Feb. 21 last season. Cisse has tallied 36 blocks in those nine games combined.
  1. Moussa Cisse has now recorded at least one block in each of his past 16 games. There have been just three games in his Oklahoma State career in which he did not record at least one block.