Once a college basketball powerhouse under the leadership of the legendary Henry Iba in the 1940's, the Cowboys were the first in NCAA history to win back-to-back National Championships. They then saw renewal when Iba's protege, Eddie Sutton, took over in 1990. In Sutton's time, the Cowboys went to 2 Final Fours and made 13 NCAA tournament appearances in 15 years. The 1995 Final Four appearance featured future NBA big man Bryant "Big Country" Reeves while the 2004 Final Four team featured future NBA draft picks, Tony Allen and Joey Graham.
Following Eddie Sutton's DUI arrest, his son and former Cowboys player, Sean Sutton, was named Head Coach in 2006. The tenure began with plenty of promise. At one point, Oklahoma State was 15-1 and ranked as high as 9th in the country. Then the bottom fell out. A disastrous run through the Big 12 left the Cowboys out of NCAA tournament contention and playing in the NIT. 2007-2008 didn't even begin well, the team losing early and too often before finishing 17-15 and exiting the NIT early for the 3rd straight season.
Things turned around quickly for the Cowboys upon the hiring of Travis Ford. The team made a deep NCAA Tournament run in 2008-2009, then built on that success with a 24-11 season in 2009-2010. Behind talented upper-classmen, Oklahoma State made the NCAA Tournament again but this time fell in a first round game to Georgia Tech. After a couple of somewhat down years, the 2012-2013 Cowboys finished 24-9, 3rd in the Big 12, and made it to the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament.
Also, get information on the women's program.
The Cowboys play at one of the most notoriously rambunctious arenas in the nation, Eddie Sutton Court in historic Gallagher-Iba Arena. After undergoing a renovation in 2003, the seating capacity was more than doubled to over 13,000, but the atmosphere has remained. Built in 1938, the arena still contains the original white maple floor and now includes 14 luxury suites and up-close fan seating.
Tickets for OSU men's basketball games can be purchased online or by calling the Oklahoma State ticket office at 877-All-4-OSU. Prices are typically between $25 and $50, and the school also offers half-season tickets for $300.
Primary Coaching Staff:
Head Coach: Travis Ford - since 2008
Former Head Coach at Massachusetts and Eastern Kentucky
Associate Head Coach: Butch Pierre - since 2008
Associate Head Coach at LSU for six seasons
Assistant Coach: Chris Ferguson - since 2007
Former Associate Head Coach at East Carolina
Assistant Coach: Steve Middleton - since 2008
1 Ford Stuen Guard 6-3 190 SO
2 Le'Bryan Nash Wing 6-7 235 JR
4 Brian Williams Wing 6-5 210 RS JR
5 Stevie Clark Guard 5-11 175 FR
12 Jackson Perez Guard 6-1 180 FR
13 Phil Forte Guard 5-11 185 SO
14 Marek Soucek Post 7-0 240 JR
15 Christien Sager Wing 6-4 205 JR
20 Michael Cobbins Post 6-8 230 RS JR
21 Kamari Murphy Post 6-8 220 SO
22 Markel Brown Wing 6-3 190 SR
23 Leyton Hammonds Wing 6-7 205 FR
24 Alex Budke Guard 6-2 190 JR
30 Jeffrey Carroll Wing 6-6 205 FR
33 Marcus Smart Guard 6-4 220 SO
34 Gary Gaskins Post 6-10 200 JR
53 Mason Cox Post 6-10 230 RS SR
2013-2014 Season Schedule:
11/08 - vs. Mississippi Valley State
11/12 - vs. Utah Valley
11/15 - vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff
11/19 - vs. Memphis 7:00 p.m.
11/25 - AT South Florida 6:00 p.m.
11/28 - vs. Purdue 11:00 a.m.
11/29 - vs. Butler/Washington State 10:00 a.m./12:30 p.m.
12/01 - vs. LSU/Memphis/St. Joe's/Siena
12/06 - vs. South Carolina 8:30 p.m.
12/14 - vs. Louisiana Tech 1:00 p.m.
12/17 - vs. Delaware State 7:00 p.m.
12/21 - vs. Colorado 10:30 p.m.
12/30 - vs. Robert Morris 6:00 p.m.
01/04 - AT Kansas State 3:00 p.m.
01/08 - vs. Texas 8:00 p.m.
01/11 - AT West Virginia 3:00 p.m.
01/15 - vs. TCU 7:00 p.m.
01/18 - AT Kansas 3:00 p.m.
01/25 - vs. West Virginia 1:00 p.m.
01/27 - AT Oklahoma 8:00 p.m.
02/01 - vs. Baylor 1:00 p.m.
02/03 - vs. Iowa State 8:00 p.m.
02/08 - AT Texas Tech 8:30 p.m.
02/11 - AT Texas 6:00 p.m.
02/15 - vs. Oklahoma 1:00 p.m.
02/17 - AT Baylor 8:00 p.m.
02/22 - vs. Texas Tech 12:30 p.m.
02/24 - AT TCU 6:00 p.m.
03/01 - vs. Kansas 8:00 p.m.
03/03 - vs. Kansas State 8:00 p.m.
03/08 - AT Iowa State 1:00 p.m.