January 27, 2007
Harris storms Pokes past Cyclones
STILLWATER - Can one man take on a Cyclone?
Oklahoma State fans nearly found out in the first half of Saturday night's game against Iowa State, as Terrel Harris had his pistols firing over a seven-minute span that kept the Cowboys offense going when it was on the verge of totally freezing up.
Okay, so he was the ENTIRE offense in the first half, as the sophomore guard from Garland, Texas, single-handedly went on a run, making three baskets, four free throws and scoring 11 points from the 11:46 mark through the 4:23 mark. During that time, he was the only Cowboy to put any points on the board. That 11-5 stretch for Harris helped OSU to cut its deficit from nine points to three and put the Pokes in a position to make a game of it in the second half.
And the Cowboys (18-3 overall, 4-2 Big 12) made up for the poor showing in period one with a cyclone-like storm on offense in the second half, as the Pokes' 10-0 run put OSU up for good. The final result was a 62-50 win, but the Cowboys' 45-27 second half showed a marked turnaround from the first half.
"I told those three officials I was sorry they had to call that game," said head coach Sean Sutton about the poor first half showing. "But we just didn't have any energy and I thought they had a good game plan to try and shorten the length of the game. I thought that was smart on their part. I thought we settled for too many jump shots in the first half and did not get the ball inside."
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