2016–17 Oklahoma State Cowboys basketball team

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2016–17 Oklahoma State Cowboys basketball
Oklahoma State University Athletics logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, First Round
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
2016–17 record20–13 (9–9 Big 12)
Head coachBrad Underwood (1st season)
Assistant coachLamont Evans
Assistant coachMike Boynton Jr.
Assistant coachDanny Henderson
Home arenaGallagher-Iba Arena
Seasons
2016–17 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 3 Kansas 16 2   .889     31 5   .861
No. 13 West Virginia 12 6   .667     28 9   .757
No. 12 Baylor 12 6   .667     27 8   .771
No. 16 Iowa State 12 6   .667     24 11   .686
Oklahoma State 9 9   .500     20 13   .606
Kansas State 8 10   .444     21 14   .600
Texas Tech 6 12   .333     18 14   .563
TCU 6 12   .333     24 15   .615
Oklahoma 5 13   .278     11 20   .355
Texas 4 14   .222     11 22   .333
2017 Big 12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2016–17 Oklahoma State Cowboys basketball team represented Oklahoma State University in the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. They were led by first-head coach Brad Underwood. The Cowboys were members of the Big 12 Conference and played their home games at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Oklahoma. They finished the season 20–13, 9–9 in Big 12 play to finish in fifth place. They lost to Iowa State in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament as the No. 10 seed in the Midwest region where they lost to Michigan in the First Round.

On March 18, 2017, head coach Brad Underwood left the school to accept the head coaching position at Illinois after one year at OSU.[1] The school promoted assistant coach Mike Boynton Jr. to head coach on March 24.[2]

Previous season[edit]

The Cowboys finished the 2015–16 season 12–20, 3–15 in Big 12 play to finish in ninth place. They lost in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament to Kansas State.

On March 18, 2016, Travis Ford was fired after nine seasons at Oklahoma State.[3] On May 22, 2016, Brad Underwood was hired as head coach.[4]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Ford Stuen 0 G 6'3" 190 Senior Henderson, KY Graduated
Tyree Griffin 2 G 5'10" 165 Sophomore New Orleans, LA Transferred to Southern Miss
Joe Burton 4 G/F 6'6" 215 Sophomore Houston, TX Transferred to Valparaiso
Jeff Newberry 22 G 6'2" 190 RS Senior Atlanta, GA Graduated
Chris Olivier 31 F 6'8" 245 RS Senior Chicago, IL Graduated
Anthony Allen 32 C 7'0" 240 RS Senior Kingston, Jamaica Graduated

Recruits[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Cameron McGriff
#23 SF
Grand Prairie, TX South Grand Prairie High School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sep 21, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Lindy Waters III
#37 SG
Norman, OK Sunrise Christian Academy 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Nov 6, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Thomas Dziagwa
PG
Tampa, FL Tampa Catholic High School 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sep 19, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPNN/A
Brandon Averette
PG
Richardson, TX Richardson High School 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Apr 13, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPNN/A
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2016 Team Ranking". Rivals.com.

Note: Tyrek Coger was a junior college transfer from Cape Fear Community College who was to enroll in the fall of 2016. On July 21, 2016, Coger collapsed and died after a workout.[5]

Roster[edit]

2016–17 Oklahoma State Cowboys men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Brandon Averette 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Richardson Richardson, TX
G 1 Jawun Evans 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Kimball Dallas, TX
G 4 Thomas Dziagwa 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Tampa Catholic Tampa, FL
G/F 5 Tavarius Shine 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr MacArthur
FUMA
Irving, TX
F 12 Cameron McGriff 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr South Grand Prairie Grand Prairie, TX
G 13 Phil Forte III 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 195 lb (88 kg) RS Sr Marcus Flower Mound, TX
F/C 14 Lucas N'Guessan 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Canarias Basketball Academy De Lier, Netherlands
G 21 Lindy Waters 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Norman North Norman, OK
F 23 Leyton Hammonds 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Sr Richland North Richland Hills, TX
G/F 24 Davon Dillard 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Our Savior New American School Gary, IN
G/F 30 Jeffrey Carroll 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS Jr Rowlett Rowlett, TX
G 32 Tyler Underwood 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 160 lb (73 kg) RS Fr Nacogdoches Nacogdoches, TX
F 33 Trey Reeves (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Muldrow Gans, OK
F 34 Will Lienhard (W) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 255 lb (116 kg) So Bishop McGuinness Oklahoma City, OK
F 41 Mitchell Solomon 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Jr Bixby Bixby, OK
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
11/06/2016*
7:00 PM, FSOK+
Pittsburg State W 117-64 
Gallagher-Iba Arena (3,009)
Stillwater, OK
Regular season
11/11/2016*
7:00 PM, FCS
Campbell W 102–65  1–0
Gallagher-Iba Arena (6,126)
Stillwater, OK
11/14/2016*
7:00 PM, FSOK+
Central Arkansas
Maui Invitational opening round
W 102–90  2–0
Gallagher-Iba Arena (4,911)
Stillwater, OK
11/16/2016*
7:00 PM, FSOK+
New Orleans W 117–72  3–0
Gallagher-Iba Arena (4,992)
Stillwater, OK
11/21/2016*
8:00 PM, ESPNU
vs. UConn
Maui Invitational quarterfinals
W 98–90  4–0
Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Maui, HI
11/22/2016*
9:30 PM, ESPN
vs. No. 4 North Carolina
Maui Invitational semifinals
L 75–107  4–1
Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Maui, HI
11/23/2016*
6:30 PM, ESPN2
vs. Georgetown
Maui Invitational third place game
W 97–70  5–1
Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Maui, HI
11/30/2016*
7:00 PM, FSOK+
Rogers State W 101–85  6–1
Gallagher-Iba Arena (13,611)
Stillwater, OK
12/03/2016*
8:00 PM, BTN
at Maryland L 70–71  6–2
Xfinity Center (17,950)
College Park, MD
12/10/2016*
4:00 PM, CBSSN
at Tulsa W 71–67  7–2
Reynolds Center (5,287)
Tulsa, OK
12/14/2016*
8:00 PM, ESPNU
Arkansas–Pine Bluff W 102–66  8–2
Gallagher-Iba Arena (5,287)
Stillwater, OK
12/17/2016*
6:00 PM, ESPN3
at Wichita State W 93–76  9–2
Charles Koch Arena (15,004)
Wichita, KS
12/22/2016*
12:00 PM, FSOK
Texas A&M–Corpus Christi W 92–70  10–2
Gallagher-Iba Arena (8,342)
Stillwater, OK
12/30/2016
3:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 11 West Virginia L 72–95  10–3
(0–1)
Gallagher-Iba Arena (13,611)
Stillwater, OK
01/04/2017
7:00 PM, LHN
at Texas L 79–82  10–4
(0–2)
Frank Erwin Center (9,753)
Austin, TX
01/07/2017
6:00 PM, ESPNews
at No. 2 Baylor L 57–61  10–5
(0–3)
Ferrell Center (10,627)
Waco, TX
01/11/2017
8:00 PM, ESPNU
Iowa State L 86–96  10–6
(0–4)
Gallagher-Iba Arena (6,066)
Stillwater, OK
01/14/2017
1:00 PM, ESPN2
at No. 2 Kansas L 80–87  10–7
(0–5)
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
01/18/2017
8:00 PM, ESPNU
Kansas State L 88–96  10–8
(0–6)
Gallagher-Iba Arena (6,673)
Stillwater, OK
01/21/2017
1:00 PM, ESPNU
at Texas Tech W 83–64  11–8
(1–6)
United Supermarkets Arena (11,360)
Lubbock, TX
01/23/2017
6:00 PM, ESPNU
TCU W 89–76  12–8
(2–6)
Gallagher-Iba Arena (6,090)
Stillwater, OK
01/28/2017*
3:00 PM, ESPNU
Arkansas
Big 12/SEC Challenge
W 99–71  13–8
Gallagher-Iba Arena (13,611)
Stillwater, OK
01/30/2017
8:00 PM, ESPN
at Oklahoma
Bedlam Series
W 68–66  14–8
(3–6)
Lloyd Noble Center (10,103)
Norman, OK
02/04/2017
4:00 PM, ESPNU
at No. 7 West Virginia W 82–75  15–8
(4–6)
WVU Coliseum (14,225)
Morgantown, WV
02/08/2017
6:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 6 Baylor L 69–72  15–9
(4–7)
Gallagher-Iba Arena (8,170)
Stillwater, OK
02/11/2017
3:00 PM, ESPN2
Texas W 84–71  16–9
(5–7)
Gallagher-Iba Arena (8,592)
Stillwater, OK
02/15/2017
8:00 PM, ESPNU
at TCU W 71–68  17–9
(6–7)
Schollmaier Arena (6,301)
Fort Worth, TX
02/18/2017
8:00 PM, ESPNU
Oklahoma
Bedlam Series
W 96–92  18–9
(7–7)
Gallagher-Iba Arena (13,611)
Stillwater, OK
02/22/2017
8:00 PM, ESPNU
at Kansas State W 80–68  19–9
(8–7)
Bramlage Coliseum (11,160)
Manhattan, KS
02/25/2017
1:00 PM, ESPNU
Texas Tech W 80–63  20–9
(9–7)
Gallagher-Iba Arena (7,835)
Stillwater, OK
02/28/2017
8:00 PM, ESPN2
at No. 24 Iowa State L 83–86  20–10
(9–8)
Hilton Coliseum (14,356)
Ames, IA
03/04/2017
5:00 PM, ESPN
No. 1 Kansas L 85–90  20–11
(9–9)
Gallagher-Iba Arena (13,611)
Stillwater, OK
Big 12 Tournament
03/09/2017
11:30 AM, ESPN2
(5) vs. (4) No. 23 Iowa State
Quarterfinals
L 83–92  20–12
Sprint Center (18,643)
Kansas City, MO
NCAA Tournament
03/17/2017
11:15 AM, CBS
(10 MW) vs. (7 MW) No. 23 Michigan
First Round
L 91–92  20–13
Bankers Life Fieldhouse (18,255)
Indianapolis, IN
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. MW=Midwest.
All times are in Central Time.

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