NCAAB Game Recap - Southeastern Louisiana at Oklahoma State
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:30 PM EST

WVU
67
OhSt
59
F
Kansas
72
Stan
56
F
AlSt
59
Oreg
98
F
Lipsco
59
Aub
86
F
UMassL
60
Mich
86
F
Bry
70
MD
84
F
W MI
62
MSU
95
F
Navy
56
UVA
65
F
Corn
59
PSU
90
F
CSBak
58
TxTch
73
F
KennSt
51
Iowa
93
F
Norf
65
Stony
81
F
AlaAM
56
ND
82
F
NJIT
47
UConn
69
F
(N/A)
55
CenCT
89
F
Lib
57
LSU
74
F
CmbTN
42
Chat
72
F
Iona
54
Colora
99
F
(N/A)
48
ETSU
117
F
KTChr
56
Presb
81
F
TXAMC
52
Nebras
73
F
NCAT
64
Ill
95
F
(N/A)
45
Bingha
98
F
VMI
82
USC-Up
91
F
Lafy
67
SacHr
66
F
HolyC
62
Sien
74
F
Campbl
63
Ohio
55
F
SeLA
31
OkSt
82
F
(N/A)
72
TN-M
92
F
(N/A)
48
SIU-E
96
F
AbCh
66
WichSt
84
F
SamH
75
Rice
61
F
Duques
61
Marsh
83
F
(N/A)
45
Radf
90
F
UCDav
69
NM
74
F
Hartfo
67
NW
66
F
TNTec
63
Miss
80
F
Leh
62
Princ
71
F
App
60
NCSU
72
F
URI
89
MidTN
62
F
Alc
57
SCla
92
F
(N/A)
67
USD
93
F
ChBap
61
NWSt
101
F
LoyMD
51
VACom
85
F
FlAtl
58
SoFL
60
F
(N/A)
59
SEMO
74
F
NDSt
66
Denv
55
F
SDSt
78
NebOm
81
F
SDak
75
W IL
82
F
N DA
66
OrSt
83
F
Harv
71
Cal
63
F
NNMU
30
NMSt
104
F
UCSB
85
ULLa
77
F
Tuls
67
KansSt
69
F
Boston
69
(N/A)
67
F
MD-ES
37
VaTec
92
F
Ark
71
Ind
64
F
Rich
78
Alab
90
F
BethC
67
StLou
77
F
ArkPB
50
WaSt
65
F
Maine
51
HI
91
F
FlGlf
58
USC
71
F

Dec 29, 2019, 2:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Southeastern Louisiana (3-9)

19

12

31

Oklahoma State (9-3)

47

35

82

Dziagwa spurs 82-31 Oklahoma State rout of SE Louisiana
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:00 PM

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma State leading scorer Isaac Likekele returned after missing four games with an illness and the difference in his team’s performance was significant at both ends of the floor.

Thomas Dziagwa scored 14 points and Jonathan Laurent added 11 points and six rebounds off the bench to help lead Oklahoma State to an 82-31 victory over Southeastern Louisiana on Sunday afternoon.

“I’m pleased we took care of business today, like a team who plays in our league that’s supposed to contend on some level is supposed to do,” said Cowboys coach Mike Boynton. “We’ll take it.”

In 19 minutes of action, Likekele scored nine points and had four assists for Oklahoma State (9-3), which went 1-3 without him.

“I was really excited just to be back out there,” said Likekele, who entered the day averaging 13.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.9 steals per contest. “It’s been rough just watching, just because I want to be out there and want to be able to help my team, but it’s also been beneficial. I got to see things from a different point of view.”

Tyron Brewer recorded 14 points, 12 rebounds and three steals to lead Southeastern Louisiana (3-9), which had won two of its previous three contests.

“Sometimes you’re either the dog or the tree and we were the tree tonight and they were the dog,” said Lions first-year coach David Kiefer. “Probably the worst performance we’ve had this year. We’re going to burn that tape, no reason to watch it.”

Oklahoma State’s defense limited the Lions to just 22% shooting (13 of 58), including just 1 of 20 from 3-point range, both season lows for the Cowboys. The 31 points scored was also a season low for both Southeastern Louisiana to score and for Oklahoma State to allow.

In fact, defense was the area that Boynton was most disappointed in his team during Likekele’s absence.

“We can’t be a team that can be that drastically different because of one guy,” Boynton said. “The thing I was most frustrated with while he was gone was our defensive numbers and focus. As good as he is, he shouldn’t have that much impact on our defense. I was pleased to see us get back to, with him, having the type of defensive intensity that we needed. He makes the game easier for a lot of guys. He brings a confidence and a competitive edge to us.”

Oklahoma State has now won 21 straight games against teams from the Southland Conference, dating back to Dec. 2005.

BIG PICTURE

Southeastern Louisiana: After an excellent performance in their previous outing, a hard-fought 83-76 defeat to Ole Miss on Dec. 21, the Lions were outmatched right from the beginning in this one. They fell behind 11-1 over the first 5:07 of the contest, and after pulling to within 13-8 over the next three-plus minutes, never got that close again. Oklahoma State built its lead to as much as 30 points late in the first half, before taking a 47-19 advantage into halftime.

Oklahoma State: It was a nice bounce-back performance for the Cowboys, who trailed by double digits most of the time in their last game, an 86-66 loss to Minnesota in Tulsa on Dec. 21 that was even more lopsided than the score would suggest. In this one, Oklahoma State led wire-to-wire, building a 10-point lead just over five minutes into it and continuing to build on it to the point they were up by at least 30 for most of the second half.

TIP INS

Oklahoma State won the rebounding battle 51-34, including a 29-16 edge in the second half. … Oklahoma State guard Lindy Waters entered the day tied with Likekele, averaging 13.7 points per game, but had just four in this one, tied for his lowest output of the season. He did have seven rebounds, two assists and two steals. … Aside from Brewer’s 6-of-13 shooting, the rest of the Lions shot 16% (7 of 45) from the floor. … Southeastern Louisiana shot just 40 percent on free throws (4 of 10).

UP NEXT

Southeastern Louisiana: The Lions get back into Southland action when they host Stephen F. Austin on Thursday.

Oklahoma State: The Cowboys open Big 12 play next Saturday when they go on the road to take on Texas Tech.

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Leaders

Southeastern Louisiana PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Romanov 0 0 0 1 0 0
M. Howell 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oklahoma State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Mitchell 0 0 1 2 1 0
J. Hadlock 0 0 0 1 0 0

Team Comparison

SeLA OkSt
Points For 31 82
Field Goals 13/58-22% 27/60-45%
Three Pointers 1/20-5% 8/27-30%
Free Throws 4/10-40% 20/25-80%
Offensive Rebounds 11 13
Defensive Rebounds 23 38
Rebounds 36 53
Blocks 0 3
Steals 4 8
Turnovers 18 11
Personal Fouls 19 11
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sun Dec 29 SeLA 31 @ OkSt 82 I. Kirby 1 H. Roessink 2

Game Information

Stadium: Gallagher-Iba Arena, Stillwater, Oklahoma
Attendance: 7,722
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