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The Final Act: Forte And Smart

Phil Forte and Marcus Smart

Phil Forte and Marcus Smart have won 160 basketball games as teammates the past five seasons. The two longtime teammates would like to add at least two more to that victory total this weekend as Oklahoma State plays in the West Region of the NCAA Tournament, beginning with its second-round matchup against Gonzaga at approximately 3:40 p.m. Friday (Central time) in San Diego.

Forte and Smart arrived in Oklahoma State two years ago after playing on the same basketball teams together since the third grade, including a three-year stretch at Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas in which they won 115 of 121 games and back-to-back Texas Class 5A state championships. The pair are 45-20 the past two seasons at OSU, meaning their teams have won 86 percent of their games... Recommended Stories