G John Lucas, 2004-05
13.4 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 3.1 apg
Lucas switched to OSU from Baylor seeking stability and post-season success. He made Final Four and Sweet 16 in two seasons, scoring in double digit in seven of the NCAA Tournament games.
One Shining moment: The shot. Lucas joined St Joseph's one-loss team in Eastern Ireland in Rutherford, New Jersey in 2004, and Joey Graham passed it and drained 3 pointers in the final seconds to win the game, 64-62, and Cowboys are sent to the Final Four in San Antonio.
G Randy Rutherford, 1993-95
16.7 ppg, 5.8 RPG, 2.6 apg
No Cowboy has tried to get more 3 directions in the NCAA Competition, because Rutherford was an average point 7.9 per game and he shot well, too (39.4 percent). He was part of the Final Four team as a senior and, as a junior, he scored 28 points in the first round peak over the New Mexico State.
One Shining moment: The Cowboys had 4 seed when they went to Meadowlands Arena for Sweet 16, but 23 points and 11 Rutherford's re-registration helped them to steer a top-seeded team led by Randolph Childress and Tim Duncan.
F Byron Houston, 1991-92
19.8 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 2.7 apg
Houston never survived the Sweet 16, but it was the most promising scorer of his first team of Eddie Sutton. His career ended when the Cowboys ran into a Fab Five Michigan team in 1992, a unit that limited Houston to four points.
One Shining Moment: We call it “one great weekend.” As a second seed team leader, Houston was also a person during the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament. It scored 29 points on 11-of-15 shooting under Georgia Southern and 27 on an 8-of-11 shooting against Tulane.
C Bob Kurland, 1945-46
Hall of the Naismith Memorial Famer Basketball was the leader of the national court of national A&E backup championship teams M. Kurland helped the Ugies defeat Utah, Arkansas and New York University in 1945 and Baylor, California and North Carolina in 1946 on the way to the titles. He scored at least 18 points in each game.
One Shining moment: Without a total number of statistics, it is difficult to get a complete picture of Kurland's leadership. But think about this: In the 1945 NCAA Competition, Kurland scored 72 of 139 points 139 A & M – including 29 out of 52 in the win over Cal and 23 of 43 in a three-point peak over UNC.
C Bryant Reeves, 1992-95
18.4 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 1.3 bpg
It is difficult to imagine that Reeves and Kurland are on court, but for this exercise both centers must be considered. Reeves are more in tournament games, scoring more points and rebounds grabbing more than one player in Oklahoma State history. The average of 22.2 points and 9.2 rebounds per game during the run of the OSU final in 1995.
One Shining moment: At an open Four Final exercise in Seattle, Big Country gave fans a show – accidentally – by breaking a reserve.
Henry Iba, 1945-46, 1949, 1951, 1953-54, 1958, 1965
His 15-7 record in the NCAA Tournament games leaves two NIT final rounds when the competition was more prestigious. But Iba, who was coached at Oklahoma A & M / OSU since 1934-70, created an Oklahoma State basketball tradition. The team won two national championships and finished second for third year in 1949, when Ibab's squad fell on Adolph Rupp and Kentucky.
One Shining moment: In 1946, Oklahoma A&M was the eighth year of the NCAA Tournament, the first school to win a successive championship by tackling North Carolina 43-40. OSU is one of seven programs to go back. The others are Kentucky, San Francisco, Cincinnati, UCLA, Duke and Florida.
14.9 ppg, 9.1 rpg, 2.0 apg
McFarlin is starting the most professional NCAA competition on any Cowboy and an average of 12.8 points per game for the 2004 OSU Final Final. He scored postseason-31 best against Southern Illinois per year.
Clark is Oklahoma State career leader in NCAA Tournament points per game. Although he only played in one competition, he was special: He scored 26, 20 and 24 against Loyola (La.), Arkansas and Kansas State.
G Desmond Mason, 1998-2000
17.9 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 1.0 apg
As a junior in 1999, Mason had 27 average points and 8.5 rebounds in two tournament matches before the OSU was discontinued at Auburn in Indianapolis. He reached the Eight Elite his final year, scoring 17 points per game.
14.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 3.9 apg
Allen was part of two tournament teams, notably Final Four squad 2004. He published 23 points and seven rebounds in the Sweet 16 that year against the Pittsburgh team who won 31 games.
G Adrian Peterson, 1998-99
21.3 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 0.5 apg
Don't forget Peterson, who is one of four players in OSU's history to 20-plus points in the NCAA competition (at least two games are played). His best life was 27, an 11-of-16 shooting, in a second round loss with Auburn in 1999.
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