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January 26, 2014

Cowboys edge Mountaineers

NORMAN — Oklahoma State got a career performance from Le’Bryan Nash to avoid an upset on its own court Saturday against West Virginia.

With the Mountaineers looking for a payback from a last-second win by OSU in Morgantown, W. Va., Nash scored a career-high 29 points in a foul-infested game — with six players fouling out — that ended with the Cowboys winning 81-75.

“That was just my teammates giving me shots, I’m in the right place under the basket and when they dump it off, I’m going up strong,” said Nash, who had five scoring plays in which he also drew a foul. “That’s the way it is, I just give credit to my teammates because without them I don’t know where I would be. But they keep telling me to be aggressive and that’s what I did today and today was my day.”

With future NBA Draft lottery pick Marcus Smart getting in foul trouble early — he was one of two Cowboys to foul out in the game — the Cowboys couldn’t do much on the offensive end, which allowed West Virginia to lead for much of the first half.

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