NCAAB Game Recap - Western Michigan at Oklahoma State
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:00 PM EST

GTown
73
Duke
81
F
GMas
63
MD
86
F
MtStM
62
KY
82
F
IPFW
46
OhSt
85
F
Hou
66
Oreg
78
F
UtSt
80
LSU
78
F
Vill
83
MisSt
76
F
Xav
75
UConn
74
F(2OT)
Tex
62
Cal
45
F
Baylor
77
CoCar
65
F
Mont
56
Wash
73
F
Lib
89
Morg
48
F
Nich
54
NCAT
66
F
MidTN
74
Tul
86
F
Mia-FL
58
Fla
78
F
BethC
83
InWor
58
F
Valpa
78
GrCan
74
F
UNCW
46
Clev
47
F
Rice
75
WIMil
69
F
E MI
62
UMBC
45
F
MOSt
71
StJos
69
F
Ford
60
Nev
74
F
(N/A)
47
E IL
87
F
E KY
70
FlInt
89
F
IndSt
72
LoyMa
60
F
URI
60
N TX
47
F
UMKC
74
GrgWas
68
F
Presb
57
SacHr
83
F
IlSt
65
Cin
66
F
Stetsn
55
Iona
60
F
Duques
69
AF
63
F
(N/A)
45
Furm
90
F
Tows
73
Buff
76
F
Boston
44
WVU
69
F
MorSt
50
Butl
68
F
Radf
61
Brad
70
F
GWebb
69
SCar
74
F
McNee
57
Rich
87
F
Lipsco
65
Navy
61
F
HBU
68
Mich
111
F
Harv
82
HolyC
74
F
(N/A)
71
SEMO
72
F
GASt
83
PVAM
74
F
N AL
61
LaTec
82
F
Albany
69
Quin
86
F
Wake
82
David
70
F
Ohio
66
Utah
80
F
S NO
53
JackSt
72
F
(N/A)
68
TexSA
90
F
W MI
63
OkSt
70
F
Evans
68
ECU
85
F
Norf
59
NW
70
F
South
86
Nebras
93
F(OT)
BGSU
77
W Ky
75
F
KennSt
40
Monm
71
F
CAPoly
70
Crei
86
F
SCSt
60
Vand
97
F
SDak
56
Ark
77
F
CenAR
98
CBap
104
F(OT)
IdaSt
65
SCla
78
F
LongI
64
SDSU
81
F
FrePa
62
LongB
93
F
Temp
70
USC
61
F

Nov 22, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Western Michigan (4-2)

34

29

63

Oklahoma State (5-0)

35

35

70

Anei powers Oklahoma State past W. Michigan 70-63
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:42 PM

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Yor Anei found multiple ways to help the Oklahoma State men’s basketball team stay undefeated.

Anei scored 13 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked five shots and the Cowboys beat Western Michigan 70-63 on Friday night in a campus game of the NIT Season Tip-Off tournament.

The sophomore starting center had his third double-double and his 11th game with four or more blocks.

“He’s playing with more confidence in there,” coach Mike Boynton said. “Playing better on balance, and obviously being as effective as he was on the defensive end in terms of being a rim protector.”

Thomas Dziagwa added 11 points for OSU (5-0) and Isaac Likekele scored 10 points and four steals, including three steals within the first four minutes.

The Broncos stayed close throughout the game and closed to 35-34 at halftime after Michael Flowers nailed a 3-pointer with three seconds left in the first half.

The score was tied at 61 with 2:28 left, but Anei made an alley-oop dunk to put OSU up 63-61. The Cowboys led the rest of the game.

“I’ve said this before, give me all of these two-, three-, four-possession games this time of year,” Boynton said. “Because I know for a fact, when the calendar turns (to Big 12 play), that’s what we’re dealing with.”

The Cowboys shot 37.5% from the field and 7 of 25 from beyond the arc.

OSU had 22 bench points and every available first-year Cowboy played.

The Broncos (4-2) shot 40% from the field (23 of 57) and made nine of 29 shots from 3 (31%).

“Another possession game, another opportunity for our team to learn how to win in close games late,” Boynton said. “Credit to our players for making the plays late, especially, I thought Yor was really, really active defensively and helped seal the game for us.”

DECREASED DEPTH

Anei’s presence was especially valuable to the Cowboys because their depth at the post position was limited.

Boynton said freshman Kalib Boone didn’t play because he had a 103-degree fever. Hidde Roessink, a freshman who injured his left knee in the second game of the season, sat on the bench but didn’t play.

QUICK COMPARE

Boynton has emphasized rebounding recently, and the Cowboys responded Friday night.

OSU outrebounded WMU 45-36. Even when the Cowboys’ shots weren’t falling, gaining possession of the ball was critical to their win.

ROLE PLAYER

Freshman Keylan Boone had eight rebounds, third behind Anei and senior Lindy Waters III (9). In a five-minute span, Boone racked up five boards.

“His mind was in the right place, that he was coming in to try to make a difference (for) our team without necessarily scoring a bunch of points,” Boynton said. “The more he can get everybody buying into that, the more opportunities we’re going to have to have success moving forward.”

BIG PICTURE

OSU: Although the Cowboys struggled with offensive droughts at times, they pieced together a victory to keep their undefeated record intact.

Western Michigan: The Broncos didn’t surrender easily, but they couldn’t overcome OSU’s aggressive defense.

UP NEXT

OSU will look to maintain its unblemished record when it travels to coach Mike Boynton’s home city of Brooklyn, New York, and faces Syracuse (3-1) on Wednesday in the NIT Season Tip-Off.

Western Michigan will head to Orlando, Florida, for the NIT Season Tip-Off. The Broncos will take on Yale, which most recently defeated Siena in triple overtime.

Leaders

Western Michigan PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Ikongshul 0 0 0 0 0 0
P. Emilien 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oklahoma State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
Y. Anei 13 0 1 12 1 5
T. Dziagwa 11 0 0 1 0 0

Team Comparison

W MI OkSt
Points For 63 70
Field Goals 23/57-40% 24/64-38%
Three Pointers 9/29-31% 7/25-28%
Free Throws 8/15-53% 15/24-62%
Offensive Rebounds 8 17
Defensive Rebounds 28 28
Rebounds 39 46
Blocks 0 5
Steals 5 5
Turnovers 11 9
Personal Fouls 19 19
Technical Fouls 1 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - OkSt Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Fri Nov 22 W MI 63 @ OkSt 70 W. Boyer-Richard 2 J. Laurent 4

Game Information

Stadium: Gallagher-Iba Arena, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Attendance: 6,097
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