Notebook: OSU 60, Texas A&M 42

Notebook: OSU 60, Texas A&M 42

Even without Le'Bryan Nash's five rebounds per game, OSU managed to outrebound Texas A&M 34-27 on Saturday. It marked just the fifth time this season Oklahoma State has outrebounded a conference opponent and the plus-7 margin was the largest of the year in league play. OSU also outrebounded A&M in College Station by three in January.

Strong words

Texas A&M coach Billy Kennedy had an opening statement in the postgame press conference that left no room for interpretation. After prefacing his statement by giving credit to Oklahoma State, he let it rip on his own team.

"Not taking anything away from Oklahoma State, they did a lot of good things, but we were just terrible," Kennedy said. "Bad effort, practices hadn't been good and the ball stuck. We were selfish offensively and we were stealing money from the university. I apologize to Texas A&M University and our fans."

Nash update

Coach Ford confirmed after the game freshman forward Le'Bryan Nash sustained a clean fracture in his left hand that will not require surgery. The Cowboys' second-leading scorer wanted to play against A&M but was held out in a coach's decision. Nash will be reevaluated prior to OSU's Big Monday home finale against Kansas.

Additional Notes

• Texas A&M's 42 points are the lowest by a Cowboy opponent in Big 12 play this season and was one point more than the fewest allowed by a conference foe since the conference formed in 1996-97. Baylor scored just 41 points against OSU on Jan. 15, 2000, and Texas A&M was held to 41 on March 6, 2004.

• Keiton Page became OSU's all-time leader for minutes played in a career. With 35 against Texas A&M, Page has 4,166, one more minute than Bryant Reeves had in his four-year career.

• With three 3-pointers against A&M, Page now has 278 in his career, one shy of the school record held by Randy Rutherford.

• The Cowboys are now 11-0 this season when leading at halftime.

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