The Oklahoma State Cowboys had a disappointing 2010-11 college basketball season but they're off to the right start in the 2011 Big 12 tournament. Our first bracket update comes as Oklahoma State jumps out to an early double-digit lead, 23-11, over the Nebraska Cornhuskers halfway through the first half.
Oklahoma State's Keiton Page and Reger Dowell have yet to miss a shot and each have six points. The key for Oklahoma State though has been the three-pointer. It's still obviously very early but the Cowboys are 5-for-5 from three-point land. They're not getting beat if they can keep that up (but it's not realistic to think they can). Oklahoma State is shooting over 70 percent from the field hitting on 8-of-11 shots.
Nebraska on the other hand has hit just 5-of-13 shots and they're struggling offensively. The Huskers strength is their defense but that goes to waste if Oklahoma State continues to hit three-pointers.
Doc Sadler was "beside himself" early on, according to the Big 12 Network telecast, because Oklahoma State was dictating the flow of the game. OSU looks very comfortable and Nebraska does not.
For more on the game, check out Corn Nation and Cowboys Ride For Free. Here's the full Big 12 tournament bracket.