OSU Basketball Notebook: Other contributors
BY KELLY HINES World Sports Writer
Monday, December 17, 2012
12/17/12 at 4:35 AM
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Late in the second half against Central Arkansas, nonscholarship players saw playing time for Oklahoma State.
In addition to Alex Budke getting his first points, another walk-on, Ford Stuen, had his first career basket. Stuen, who is Travis Ford's nephew, hit a floater with 1:06 left.
Sophomore walk-on Christien Sager played seven minutes and had five rebounds.
"It's great anytime some of those guys who don't get to play get in the game, play well and make shots," Ford said.
Repeat performance: For the second straight game, OSU forward Michael Cobbins had 10 points and eight rebounds. Both are season highs.
Familiar face: The Bears are coached by Corliss Williamson, a former two-time All-American at Arkansas who played on the Detroit Pistons' 2004 championship squad. Williamson is 17-49 in his third season.
Local tie: Central Arkansas leading scorer Robert Crawford, a senior guard, is from Broken Arrow and attended Victory Christian School in Tulsa before spending two seasons at Connors State Junior College.
Against the Cowboys, Crawford finished with 11 points, six rebounds, four steals and two assists.
Stat check: The Cowboys recorded 50 rebounds for the first time since grabbing 51 against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Nov. 15, 2011.
OSU's 19 assists matched a season-high, equaling the 19 dished out against Portland State on Nov. 25.
The Cowboys scored 44 points in the paint against Central Arkansas, also a season high. The previous high was 38 at Virginia Tech. The last time OSU scored 40 or more points in the paint was against Texas Tech on Feb. 26, 2011.
In all eight of their wins, the Cowboys have held opponents to 65 or fewer points.