Oklahoma State men advance in NIT; Cowgirls fall in NCAA Tournament

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Welcome to the Tuesday edition of our Oklahoma State DieHards morning roundup, where we take you through the biggest headlines around Oklahoma State athletics.

Oklahoma State pushes past Stanford

Oklahoma State men’s basketball isn’t letting its NCAA Tournament snub stop it from making some noise in March. The Cowboys knocked off Stanford in the second round of the 2018 NIT on Monday.

Oklahoma State’s 71-65 win gives the Cowboys 21 victories this season, as well as 15 at home to tie a single-season school record.

Oklahoma State was led by senior Jeffrey Carroll, who scored 26 points at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Kendall Smith and Mitchell Solomon, the team’s other two seniors, posted 19 points and 10 points, respectively, to fuel the big victory.

Cowgirls fall in NCAA Tournament

The Oklahoma State women’s basketball run in the postseason ended in Starkville, Miss., on Monday. The Cowgirls ran into No. 1 seed and defending national runner-up Mississippi State in the Round of 32. Oklahoma State put up a solid fight in the first half, but the Bulldogs pulled away for a 71-56 win to advance to the Sweet 16.

Senior center Kaylee Jensen scored a team-high 18 points on 7-of-16 shooting, while graduate transfer Loryn Goodwin chipped in 14 points and a team-best 9 rebounds in the loss. Oklahoma State finished with a 21-11 record after earning a No. 9 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

Other headlines from the athletic department

What they’re saying on Twitter

Former women’s basketball player Tiffany Bias

Oklahoma State women’s basketball

Oklahoma State men’s basketball

Men’s basketball coach Mike Boynton

Men’s basketball assistant Scott Sutton

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