Memphis gets even with Oklahoma St.
Lake Buena Vista, Fla. • Shaq Goodwin had 17 points, Joe Jackson hit four key late free throws and No. 21 Memphis beat No. 5 Oklahoma State 73-68 Sunday night in the championship game of the Old Spice Classic.
Memphis (5-1) held Oklahoma State preseason All-American Marcus Smart to 12 points. Smart, who played with virus-like stomach symptoms, went 4 for 13 from the field and had five turnovers.
"That's definitely not an excuse," Smart said. "They did an excellent job executing their scouting report. I couldn't find a groove out there."
In the first meeting this season between the Top 25 teams on Nov. 19, Oklahoma State won handily over Memphis, getting 39 points from Smart in a 101-80 victory.
On Sunday, Smart turned the ball over with Oklahoma State trailing by one with 11 seconds left, and fouled Jackson, who made two free throws to make it 71-68.
Oklahoma State's bid to tie it ended when Smart had another turnover in the final seconds and Jackson connected on two more free throws as Memphis took a 73-68 lead.
"They deserved to win, we didn't deserve to win," Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford said. "We just weren't ourselves."