March 13, 2014
Oklahoma State guards Phil Forte, III, left, Markel Brown, middle, and Marcus Smart, right, smile while on the bench late in the second half of their NCAA college basketball game against Texas Tech in the Big 12 men's tournament in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Oklahoma State defeated Texas Tech 80-62.
The basketball rims at Sprint Center looked a little larger than normal to Oklahoma State senior guard Markel Brown Wednesday night, as his 20 points helped the Cowboys dispose of Texas Tech, 80-62, in the first round of the Big 12 Men’s Basketball Championship. The on-court landscape, Brown hopes, will continue to shift in Oklahoma State’s favor today, when the eighth-seeded Cowboys (21-11) face top-seeded Kansas University (23-8) for the third time this season. By Benton Smith