It was almost a forgone conclusion that Marcus Smart was going to leave after a stellar freshman year but he shocked the college basketball world when he announced he would be returning to Stillwater for his sophomore year. Even with Smart still on the team, it was truly a rollercoaster year for the Oklahoma State Cowboys in 2013-2014. The Cowboys were one of the last teams to make the tournament as a nine seed. Their tournament was short lived as they fell to Gonzaga in the first round. Coach Travis Ford will have a decent amount to replace looking ahead to the 2014-2015 season. Leading scorers Marcus Smart and Markel Brown are gone but Le’Bryan Nash will be back in Stillwater for his fourth and final season. Sharpshooter Phil Forte will also be relied upon greatly to help shoulder the load offensively.
The Cowboys play their home games at the beautiful Gallagher-Iba Arena, a tough place to play for anyone. The arena fills up in Cowboy orange and black and the rowdy fans sure do know how to make the other team miss. Free-throws are just about the toughest in the nation in Stillwater, as the Cowboys blast out in orange and black waves every time an opponent steps to the free-throw line. Grab the best seats in the house for all your Cowboy games this season right here at Gold Coast. Gold Coast Tickets has the best selection for your entire 2014-2015 college basketball needs!