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Oklahoma State Cowboys
2015–16 Oklahoma State Cowboys basketball team
Oklahoma State University Athletics logo (four colors).svg
University Oklahoma State University–Stillwater
Conference Big 12
Location Stillwater, OK
Head coach Brad Underwood (1st year)
Arena Gallagher-Iba Arena
(Capacity: 13,611)
Nickname Cowboys
Colors Orange and Black[1]
         
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
NCAA Tournament champions
1945, 1946
NCAA Tournament Final Four
1945, 1946, 1949, 1951, 1995, 2004
NCAA Tournament Elite Eight
1945, 1946, 1949, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1958, 1965, 1995, 2000, 2004
NCAA Tournament appearances
1945, 1946, 1949, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1958, 1965, 1983, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015
Conference tournament champions
1983, 1995, 2004, 2005
Conference regular season champions
1925, 1931, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1965, 1991, 2004

The Oklahoma State Cowboys basketball team represents Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, United States in NCAA Division I men's basketball competition. (All women's teams at the school are known as Cowgirls.) The Cowboys currently compete in the Big 12 Conference.

Since 1938, the team has played its home games in Gallagher-Iba Arena. Prior to 1957, the school was known as Oklahoma A&M College, and the teams were nicknamed the Aggies.

On March 21, 2016 Brad Underwood was hired as head coach at Oklahoma State, replacing the outgoing Travis Ford.[2]

History[edit]

Oklahoma State University (then Oklahoma A&M College) began varsity intercollegiate competition in men's basketball in 1908. The Cowboys (including the predecessor Aggies teams) rank 35th in total victories among all NCAA Division I college basketball programs, with an all-time win-loss record of 1517–1053 (.590) at the end of 2010–11 season.[3]

The Cowboys (including the predecessor Aggies teams) have made 22 total appearances in the NCAA Tournament (37–21 overall record), reaching the NCAA Final Four six times (1945, 1946, 1949, 1951, 1995, 2004) and the NCAA Regional Finals (Elite Eight) eleven times. Oklahoma State (then Oklahoma A&M College) won the NCAA Championship in 1945 and 1946. The Cowboys rank tenth (tied with three other programs) in all-time Final Four appearances and seventh (tied with seven others) in total NCAA Championships.[3]

The early years (1907–34)[edit]

Under nine head coaches in this period Oklahoma A&M found very little success, with only six winning seasons. Very little success was found early on and after a six-win fifteen-loss season under first-year coach John Maulbetsch things were not looking well. However, in the next three seasons Maulbetsch turned around the program, leading the Aggies to a 41–20 record culminating with a first-place finish in their last season in the Southwest Conference. The move to the Missouri Valley Conference in 1925 would halt the progress under this budding coach. After Maulbetsch resigned from the positions of football, baseball and basketball coach the Aggies would not have another winning season until Henry Iba took the reins in 1934.[4]

This period in Oklahoma State basketball history was marked with mainly football coaches heading the football, baseball and basketball teams.

Coach Record Seasons
Boyd Hill 2–3 1
William Schrieber 4–5 2
Paul Davis 15–16 3
John Griffith 18–12 2
Earl Pritchard 11–15 2
James Pixlee 3–21 2
John Maulbetsch 75–74 8
George E. Rody 8–24 2
Harold James 13–42 3

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Henry Iba era (1934–70)[edit]

The Oklahoma A&M Aggies National Championship basketball team in 1945

Henry Iba came to Oklahoma A&M College in 1934 and remained for 36 years. He retired after the 1969–70 season. For most of his tenure at A&M/OSU, he doubled as athletic director.

Iba's teams were methodical, ball-controlling units that featured weaving patterns and low scoring games. Iba's "swinging gate" defense (a man-to-man with team flow) was applauded by many, and is still effective in today's game. He was known as "the Iron Duke of Defense".

Iba's Aggies became the first to win consecutive NCAA titles (1945 and 1946). His 1945–46 NCAA champions were led by Bob Kurland, the game's first seven-foot player. They beat NYU in the 1945 finals and North Carolina in the 1946 finals. He was voted coach of the year in both seasons. His 1945 champions also defeated National Invitation Tournament champion, DePaul, and 6' 9" center George Mikan in a classic Red Cross Benefit game. Iba's 1949 and 1951 teams also reached the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament.

Oklahoma A&M/Oklahoma State teams won 655 games, 14 Missouri Valley Championships, and one Big Eight Championship, in 36 seasons with Iba as head men's basketball coach.

"Mr. Iba," as he is still popularly known at OSU, remained a fixture on campus until his death in 1993, often giving advice to players during practice. One seat in the southeast concourse level of Gallagher-Iba Arena (which was renamed in his honor in 1987) remains unused in his honor.[4]

1970–90[edit]

The poor results of the final five years of Iba's tenure largely remained the status quo for Oklahoma State during the two decades following his retirement. From the 1970–71 to 1989–90 seasons, the Cowboys finished with winning records six times, finished in the top half of the Big Eight Conference standings only three times, and earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament only once.[4]

Eddie Sutton era (1990–2006)[edit]

After being an assistant for the Cowboys in 195859, Eddie Sutton returned to Oklahoma State in 1990 to coach. In the years leading up to his hiring, the team had made postseason play only three times since joining the Big Eight Conference in 1957.

The Pokes began to turn around almost immediately with Sutton's presence, and in 1991, Oklahoma State returned to the NCAA Tournament, ending their NCAA Tournament drought that had lasted since losing 56–53 to Princeton in 1983. Sutton’s Cowboys advanced all the way to the Sweet Sixteen during his first two seasons. In 1995, the Pokes, under the leadership of Bryant "Big Country" Reeves and Randy Rutherford, captured the Big Eight Conference Tournament and won a bid to the 1995 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, where they advanced to the Final Four in Seattle, Washington, where they lost to eventual champion UCLA.

Led by John Lucas III, Joey Graham, and 2004 Big 12 Player of the Year Tony Allen, Sutton's 2003–04 team finished with a school-record 31 wins (31–4), won both the Big 12 regular season and tournament championships, and advanced to the Final Four as a No. 2 seed in the 2004 NCAA Tournament. The Cowboys finished the season ranked No. 4 in the final AP poll and Coaches' Poll.

In his 16 seasons in Stillwater, the Cowboys reached the postseason 15 times (having declined an NIT bid in Sutton's sixth season as head coach), including 13 NCAA Tournament bids and two Final Four appearances. They also captured three regular-season conference titles and three conference tournament championships. Sutton finished his career at OSU as the second-winningest coach in school history, behind only his mentor, Henry Iba.[4]

2001 plane crash[edit]

On January 27, 2001, one of three planes carrying Oklahoma State staff and players crashed in a snow storm near Byers, Colorado, killing all 10 on board. The plane was on its way back from a loss against the University of Colorado. Those killed included Nate Fleming, a redshirt freshman guard; Dan Lawson, a junior guard; Bill Teegins, radio sportscaster of OSU basketball and sports anchor on CBS affiliate KWTV-9 in Oklahoma City; Kendall Durfey, television and radio engineer; Will Hancock, media relations coordinator; Pat Noyes, director of basketball operations; Brian Luinstra, athletic trainer; Jared Weiberg, student assistant; Denver Mills, pilot; and Bjorn Falistrom, co-pilot.

Since 2007, Oklahoma State has honored these ten during an annual 5k and 10K race called the Remember the Ten Run.[5]

Sean Sutton era (2006–08)[edit]

Eddie Sutton's son, Sean Sutton, also a former Cowboy player, took over head coaching duties in 2006. Following a record of 39–29 during his first two seasons, Sutton resigned under pressure after a March 31, 2008, meeting with Athletic Director Mike Holder.[6]

Travis Ford era (2008–16)[edit]

On April 16, 2008, Travis Ford was hired as the eighteenth men's basketball head coach at Oklahoma State. He resigned from the same position with the UMass Minutemen to take the position. At the time of his hiring, he had a Division I coaching record of 123–115. Ford also coached at Eastern Kentucky and Campbellsville University (NAIA). As a player, he was coached by Norm Stewart at the University of Missouri as a freshman. He transferred after his freshman season and played for three years (1992–94) at the University of Kentucky under Rick Pitino.[4][7][8]

Ford was fired on March 18, 2016 after a season in which the Cowboys went 3–15 in Big 12 play and 12–20 overall.[9] Although he led the Cowboys to five NCAA tournaments in his eight seasons in charge, he never led the Cowboys to a top-two finish in conference play, and finished sixth or worse in the Big 12 seven times.[10]

Brad Underwood era (2016–present)[edit]

Three days after Ford's firing, Oklahoma State hired Brad Underwood from Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA). He began his coaching career at Kansas State, first serving as director of basketball operations for a season and then serving as an assistant for five more. Underwood then went to South Carolina as an assistant for a season before being hired to his first head coaching post at SFA. During his three seasons in charge, the Lumberjacks went 89–14 overall and 53–1 in Southland Conference regular-season play, making the NCAA tournament all three seasons and advancing to the second round twice. Underwood's 89 wins tie him with Brad Stevens for the most wins by a men's basketball head coach in his first three seasons at an NCAA school. He is also the first coach to be named Southland Conference Coach of the Year three consecutive times.[11]

Postseason[edit]

NCAA tournament results[edit]

The Cowboys have appeared in the NCAA Tournament 27 times. Their combined record is 38–26. They are two time National Champions (1945, 1946).

Year Seed Round Opponent Results
1945 Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship
Utah
Arkansas
NYU
W 62–37
W 68–41
W 49–45
1946 Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship
Baylor
California
North Carolina
W 44–29
W 52–35
W 43–40
1949 Elite Eight
Final Four
National Championship
Wyoming
Oregon State
Kentucky
W 40–39
W 55–30
L 36–46
1951 Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
National 3rd Place Game
Montana State
Washington
Kansas State
Illinois
W 50–46
W 61–57
L 44–68
L 46–61
1953 Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
TCU
Kansas
W 71–54
L 55–61
1954 Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Rice
Bradley
W 51–45
L 57–71
1958 First Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Loyola (LA)
Arkansas
Kansas State
W 59–42
W 65–40
L 57–69
1965 Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Houston
Wichita State
W 75–60
L 46–54
1983 #5 First Round #12 Princeton L 53–56
1991 #3 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#14 New Mexico
#6 NC State
#10 Temple
W 67–64
W 73–64
L 63–72OT
1992 #2 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#15 Georgia Southern
#10 Tulane
#6 Michigan
W 100–73
W 87–71
L 72–75
1993 #5 First Round
Second Round
#12 Marquette
#4 Louisville
W 74–62
L 63–78
1994 #4 First Round
Second Round
#13 New Mexico State
#12 Tulsa
W 65–55
L 80–82
1995 #4 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
#13 Drexel
#5 Alabama
#1 Wake Forest
#2 Massachusetts
#1 UCLA
W 73–49
W 66–52
W 71–66
W 68–54
L 61–74
1998 #8 First Round
Second Round
#9 George Washington
#1 Duke
W 74–59
L 73–79
1999 #9 First Round
Second Round
#8 Syracuse
#1 Auburn
W 69–61
L 74–81
2000 #3 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
#14 Hofstra
#11 Pepperdine
#10 Seton Hall
#5 Florida
W 86–66
W 75–67
W 68–66
L 65–77
2001 #11 First Round #6 USC L 54–69
2002 #7 First Round #10 Kent State L 61–69
2003 #6 First Round
Second Round
#11 Penn
#3 Syracuse
W 77–63
L 56–68
2004 #2 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
Elite Eight
Final Four
#15 Eastern Washington
#7 Memphis
#3 Pittsburgh
#1 Saint Joseph's
#3 Georgia Tech
W 75–56
W 70–53
W 63–51
W 64–62
L 65–67
2005 #2 First Round
Second Round
Sweet Sixteen
#15 Southeastern Louisiana
#7 Southern Illinois
#3 Arizona
W 63–50
W 85–77
L 78–79
2009 #8 First Round
Second Round
#9 Tennessee
#1 Pittsburgh
W 77–75
L 76–84
2010 #7 First Round #10 Georgia Tech L 59–64
2013 #5 Second Round #12 Oregon L 55–68
2014 #9 Second Round #8 Gonzaga L 77–85
2015 #9 Second Round #8 Oregon L 73–79

NIT results[edit]

The Cowboys have appeared in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) 11 times. Their combined record is 6–11.

Year Round Opponent Result
1938 Semifinals
3rd Place Game
Temple
NYU
L 55–56
W 37–24
1940 Semifinals
3rd Place Game
Duquesne
DePaul
L 30–34
W 23–22
1944 Quarterfinals Canisius L 29–43
1956 First Round Duquesne L 61–69
1990 First Round
Second Round
Boise State
St. John's
W 69–55
L 64–76
1990 First Round
Second Round
Tulsa
New Mexico
W 83–74
L 88–90
1997 First Round
Second Round
Tulane
Michigan
W 79–72
L 65–75
2006 First Round Miami (FL) L 59–62
2007 First Round Marist L 64–67
2008 First Round Southern Illinois L 53–69
2011 First Round
Second Round
Harvard
Washington State
W 71–54
L 64–74

Year-by-year results[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Henry Iba (Missouri Valley Conference) (1934–1958)
1934–35 Oklahoma A&M 9–9 5–7 5th
1935–36 Oklahoma A&M 16–8 9–4 T–1st
1936–37 Oklahoma A&M 19–3 11–1 1st
1937–38 Oklahoma A&M 25–3 13–1 1st NIT Final 4, 3rd Place
1938–39 Oklahoma A&M 19–8 11–3 1st
1939–40 Oklahoma A&M 26–3 12–0 1st NIT Final 4, 3rd Place
1940–41 Oklahoma A&M 18–7 8–4 2nd
1941–42 Oklahoma A&M 20–6 9–1 T–1st
1942–43 Oklahoma A&M 14–10 7–3 T–2nd
1943–44 Oklahoma A&M 27–6 1st* NIT Final 4
1944–45 Oklahoma A&M 27–4 1st* NCAA Champion
1945–46 Oklahoma A&M 31–2 12–0 1st NCAA Champion
1946–47 Oklahoma A&M 24–8 8–4 T–2nd
1947–48 Oklahoma A&M 27–4 10–0 T–1st
1948–49 Oklahoma A&M 23–5 9–1 1st NCAA Runner-Up
1949–50 Oklahoma A&M 18–9 7–5 3rd
1950–51 Oklahoma A&M 29–6 12–2 1st NCAA 4th Place
1951–52 Oklahoma A&M 19–8 9–3 2nd
1952–53 Oklahoma A&M 23–7 8–2 1st NCAA Elite Eight
1953–54 Oklahoma A&M 24–5 9–1 1st NCAA Elite Eight
1954–55 Oklahoma A&M 12–13 5–5 3rd
1955–56 Oklahoma A&M 18–9 8–4 2nd NIT 1st Round
1956–57 Oklahoma A&M 17–9 8–6 3rd
1957–58 Oklahoma State Cowboys 21–8 NCAA Elite Eight
Henry Iba (Big Eight Conference) (1958–1970)
1958–59 Oklahoma State Cowboys 11–14 5–9 5th
1959–60 Oklahoma State Cowboys 10–15 4–10 7th
1960–61 Oklahoma State Cowboys 14–11 8–6 3rd
1961–62 Oklahoma State Cowboys 14–11 7–7 4th
1962–63 Oklahoma State Cowboys 16–9 7–7 5th
1963–64 Oklahoma State Cowboys 15–10 7–7 4th
1964–65 Oklahoma State Cowboys 20–7 12–2 1st NCAA Elite Eight
1965–66 Oklahoma State Cowboys 4–21 2–12 7th
1966–67 Oklahoma State Cowboys 7–18 2–12 7th
1967–68 Oklahoma State Cowboys 10–16 3–11 7th
1968–69 Oklahoma State Cowboys 12–13 5–9 6th
1969–70 Oklahoma State Cowboys 14–12 5–9 7th
Henry Iba: 655–317 257–152
Sam Aubrey (Big Eight Conference) (1970–1973)
1970–71 Oklahoma State Cowboys 7–19 2–12 8th
1971–72 Oklahoma State Cowboys 4–22 2–12 8th
1972–73 Oklahoma State Cowboys 7–19 3–11 8th
Sam Aubrey: 18–60 7–35
Guy R. Strong (Big Eight Conference) (1973–1977)
1973–74 Oklahoma State Cowboys 9–17 3–11 7th
1974–75 Oklahoma State Cowboys 10–16 5–9 6th
1975–76 Oklahoma State Cowboys 10–16 4–10 6th
1976–77 Oklahoma State Cowboys 6–21 4–10 7th
Guy R. Strong: 35–70 16–40
Jim Killingsworth (Big Eight Conference) (1977–1979)
1977–78 Oklahoma State Cowboys 10–16 4–10 6th
1978–79 Oklahoma State Cowboys 12–15 5–9 7th
Jim Killingsworth: 22–31 9–19
Paul Hansen (Big Eight Conference) (1979–1986)
1979–80 Oklahoma State Cowboys 10–17 4–10 8th
1980–81 Oklahoma State Cowboys 18–9 8–6 5th
1981–82 Oklahoma State Cowboys 15–12 7–7 5th
1982–83 Oklahoma State Cowboys 24–7 9–5 3rd NCAA Round of 64
1983–84 Oklahoma State Cowboys 13–15 5–9 7th
1984–85 Oklahoma State Cowboys 12–16 3–11 8th
1985–86 Oklahoma State Cowboys 15–13 6–8 6th
Paul Hansen: 107–89 42–56
Leonard Hamilton (Big Eight Conference) (1986–1990)
1986–87 Oklahoma State Cowboys 8–20 4–10 7th
1987–88 Oklahoma State Cowboys 14–16 4–10 6th
1988–89 Oklahoma State Cowboys 17–13 7–7 4th
1989–90 Oklahoma State Cowboys 17–14 6–8 5th
Leonard Hamilton: 56–63 21–35
Eddie Sutton (Big Eight Conference) (1990–1996)
1990–91 Oklahoma State Cowboys 24–8 9–4 1st NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1991–92 Oklahoma State Cowboys 28–8 8–6 2nd NCAA Sweet Sixteen
1992–93 Oklahoma State Cowboys 20–9 8–6 2nd NCAA Round of 32
1993–94 Oklahoma State Cowboys 24–10 10–4 2nd NCAA Round of 32
1994–95 Oklahoma State Cowboys 27–10 10–4 2nd NCAA Final Four
1995–96 Oklahoma State Cowboys 17–10 7–7 4th
Eddie Sutton (Big 12 Conference) (1996–2006)
1996–97 Oklahoma State Cowboys 17–15 7–9 6th NIT 2nd Round
1997–98 Oklahoma State Cowboys 22–7 11–5 T–2nd NCAA Round of 32
1998–99 Oklahoma State Cowboys 23–11 10–6 5th NCAA Round of 32
1999–2000 Oklahoma State Cowboys 27–7 12–4 T–3rd NCAA Elite Eight
2000–01 Oklahoma State Cowboys 20–10 10–6 5th NCAA Round of 64
2001–02 Oklahoma State Cowboys 23–9 10–6 T–3rd NCAA Round of 64
2002–03 Oklahoma State Cowboys 22–10 10–6 4th NCAA Round of 32
2003–04 Oklahoma State Cowboys 31–4 14–2 1st NCAA Final Four
2004–05 Oklahoma State Cowboys 26–7 11–5 3rd NCAA Sweet Sixteen
2005–06 Oklahoma State Cowboys 17–16 6–10 7th NIT 1st Round
Eddie Sutton: 368–151 153–90
Sean Sutton (Big 12 Conference) (2006–2008)
2006–07 Oklahoma State Cowboys 22–13 6–10 T–7th NIT 1st Round
2007–08 Oklahoma State Cowboys 17–16 7–9 T–7th NIT 1st Round
Sean Sutton: 39–29 13–26
Travis Ford (Big 12 Conference) (2008–2016)
2008–09 Oklahoma State Cowboys 23–12 9–7 T–4th NCAA Round of 32
2009–10 Oklahoma State Cowboys 22–11 9–7 T–6th NCAA Round of 64
2010–11 Oklahoma State Cowboys 20–13 6–10 9th NIT 2nd Round
2011–2012 Oklahoma State Cowboys 15–18 7–11 7th
2012–13 Oklahoma State Cowboys 24–9 13–5 3rd NCAA Round of 64
2013–14 Oklahoma State Cowboys 21–13 8–10 8th NCAA Round of 64
2014–15 Oklahoma State Cowboys 18–14 8–10 6th NCAA Round of 64
2015–16 Oklahoma State Cowboys 12–20 3–15 9th
Travis Ford: 137–96 55–65
Brad Underwood (Big 12 Conference) (2016–present)
2016–17 Oklahoma State Cowboys
Conference Total: 644–598
Total: 1589–1115

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

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Facilities[edit]

Gallagher-Iba Arena[edit]

Main article: Gallagher-Iba Arena

Gallagher-Iba Arena, once dubbed “Madison Square Garden of the Plains”,[15] is the basketball and wrestling venue at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Originally completed in 1938 and named the 4-H Club and Student Activities Building, it was soon renamed Gallagher Hall to honor wrestling coach, Ed Gallagher. After renovations in 1987, the name became Gallagher-Iba Arena, as a tribute to longtime basketball coach and innovator, Henry Iba. Gallagher-Iba Arena was named the best college gymnasium by CBS SportsLine.com in August 2001.[16]

The first basketball game was played on December 9, 1938, when Iba's Oklahoma A&M Aggies beat Phog Allen’s Kansas Jayhawks, 21–15, in a battle between two of the nation's early basketball powers. In its original configuration, seating was limited to 6,381. Though small by today's standards, it was the largest collegiate facility in the country when completed.[17] The original maple floor, still in use today, was the most expensive of its kind in America when it was installed in 1938.[18]

Oklahoma State completed a $55 million expansion of Gallagher-Iba Arena prior to the 1999–2000 Cowboy basketball season. Rather than build a new, off-campus arena to accommodate the need for additional seating, the decision was made to expand Gallagher-Iba Arena itself to more than double its original capacity (from its 6,381 seat-capacity to its current 13,611 seats). The old sightlines and the original white maple floor were kept (it remains the oldest original basketball court floor still in use).

On January 15, 2005, the court was officially named after Eddie Sutton as Eddie Sutton Court.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Official Color Palette". Style Guide for the Oklahoma State University system. Oklahoma State University–Stillwater. 2013-02-11. Retrieved 2015-11-29. 
  2. ^ Holcomb, John (March 21, 2016). "OSU To Hire Brad Underwood As New Basketball Head Coach". News9.com. Retrieved March 21, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "NCAA 2008 Men's Basketball Record Book" (PDF). ncaasports.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2008-05-28. Retrieved 2008-04-22. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Oklahoma State 2010-2011 Preview
  5. ^ Remember the Ten Run
  6. ^ Sean Sutton resigns under pressure from Oklahoma State
  7. ^ Ford likely to succeed Sutton at Oklahoma State
  8. ^ Report: Ford To Take Over As OSU Head Coach
  9. ^ "OSU Announces Men’s Basketball Change" (Press release). Oklahoma State Athletics. March 18, 2016. Retrieved June 17, 2016. 
  10. ^ Parrish, Gary (March 18, 2016). "Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford fired after nine seasons". CBSSports.com. Retrieved June 17, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Underwood Named Cowboy Basketball Head Coach" (Press release). Oklahoma State Athletics. March 21, 2016. Retrieved June 17, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Big Eight Conference Year-By-Year History" (PDF). Retrieved 6 June 2011. 
  13. ^ "Oklahoma State Cowboys". Retrieved 16 May 2013. 
  14. ^ All Time Regular-Season Champions
  15. ^ Gallagher-Iba Arena – Official Website Of Oklahoma State Cowboy And Cowgirl Athletics
  16. ^ "Cameron Indoor Stadium is great, but the best in the land is..." Archived March 10, 2007, at the Wayback Machine., by Dan Wetzel, CBS SportsLine, August 7, 2001, retrieved April 8, 2006
  17. ^ A past enriches the future – Cowboy Journal – Fall 2000
  18. ^ Facilities – Official Website Of Oklahoma State Cowboy And Cowgirl Athletics
  19. ^ "USA Today OSU vs. ISU game story, 1/15/2005". usatoday.com. March 10, 2004. Retrieved 2008-04-22. 

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