Oklahomast 37 39 76
Tcu 22 32 54
Date of game: 2/24/2014

Recap: TCU vs. Oklahoma State

Fort Worth, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Phil Forte scored 23 points and Marcus Smart nearly tallied a triple-double as the Oklahoma State Cowboys routed the TCU Horned Frogs in a Big 12 battle at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

Forte knocked down five 3-pointers and Smart finished with 17 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and five steals for Oklahoma State (18-10, 6-9 Big 12), which has won back-to-back games following a seven-game losing streak. Kamari Murphy brought down 11 rebounds and Leyton Hammonds chipped in 13 points off the bench before fouling out.

Kyan Anderson tallied 15 points for TCU (9-18, 0-15), which has lost 15 straight. Karviar Shepherd contributed a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds and Jarvis Ray tacked on 11 points of his own.

After the first 20 minutes Oklahoma State led, 37-22. The Cowboys sank 43.8 percent of their shots from the floor, including 6-of-14 from 3-point range, in the frame, while TCU lagged behind at 31.8 percent.

In the second half the Horned Frogs improved to 52.6 percent shooting, but it was not enough to contend with Oklahoma State, which nailed eight triples and shot 46.7 percent from the floor to build on its lead.

The Cowboys recorded 20 assists and nearly had as many 3-pointers (14) as TCU had total field goals (17).

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