Cougars Fall to OSU at All-College Classic

Rafael Araujo had his third double-double in the last four games with 11 points and 14 rebounds against Oklahoma State. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

OKLAHOMA CITY -- BYU dropped its third game of the year Saturday, losing 78-65 to Oklahoma State at the Touchstone Energy All-College Classic in Oklahoma City.

BYU, now 10-3 with the loss, got another double-double performance from junior center Rafael Araujo, but Oklahoma State improved its record to 10-1 on the strength of its defense and a career-scoring night by forward Ivan McFarlin.

Looking impressive early, the Cougars went on a 9-0 run to take a 12-7 lead before gaining their biggest first-half advantage at 18-11 on a trey by point guard Kevin Woodberry with 10:40 until the break. After the Cowboys scored six in a row to get within one, BYU went on another brief run capped by a Travis Hansen three-pointer that made the score 25-19 with 5:09 remaining.

With BYU's starting post players in foul trouble, the Cowboys scored the next 10 points as part of a 16-2 run that didn't end until BYU reserve center Dan Howard converted a three-point play on an offensive put-back with just 19 seconds until the half. McFarlin and Tony Allen scored all but two of the points for Oklahoma State during the run to help the Cowboys build a 35-30 halftime lead.

BYU looked inside in the second half as Araujo and Jared Jensen scored the Cougars' first eight points to tie the game at 38. But the Cougars went nearly the next 12 minutes without a field goal, allowing OSU to go on a 21-4 spurt that included two separate 9-0 runs only separated by two BYU trips to the foul line. The field-goal drought ended when Araujo, who had been out during much of the OSU run with foul trouble, scored inside with 5:55 remaining.

The Cowboys' pressure defense forced 19 BYU turnovers, the most for the Cougars since losing at Creighton. Oklahoma State led by 18 three times in the second half, the final time at 66-48. BYU fought back but got no closer than 10 the rest of the way.

Hansen led BYU in scoring with 14 before fouling out. He scored 12 of his points in the first half. Araujo turned in his third double-double effort in the last four games with 11 points and 14 rebounds while Mark Bigelow also added 11 points.

McFarlin led the Cowboys with a career-high 27 points, followed by Allen with 22.

BYU out rebounded the Cowboys 30-28 but shot 43 percent to OSU's 51 percent from the floor. BYU was 7-18 on threes, five coming in the first half, while OSU went 3-8 from behind the arc.

BYU stays on the road for its next game, facing in-state foe Weber State Wednesday in Ogden at 7 p.m.

Official Basketball Box Score -- GAME TOTALS -- FINAL STATISTICS

Brigham Young vs Oklahoma State

01-04-03 5:30 p.m. at Oklahoma City, Okla.

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VISITORS: Brigham Young 10-3

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN

52 Jensen, Jared....... f 2-4 0-0 2-2 0 2 2 3 6 0 1 0 0 23

55 Araujo, Rafael...... c 4-5 0-0 3-5 3 11 14 4 11 2 5 0 1 31

02 Hansen, Travis...... g 4-9 2-4 4-6 0 1 1 5 14 3 3 0 1 32

03 Bigelow, Mark....... g 3-7 2-4 3-4 0 3 3 3 11 2 3 0 0 31

24 Woodberry, Kevin.... g 2-7 1-5 2-2 0 0 0 1 7 1 4 0 1 27

04 Lemes, Luiz......... 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7

05 Shoff, Jake......... 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 1 2 0 1 17

10 Nashif, Terry....... 0-1 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 6

14 Bower, Ricky........ 2-7 2-4 3-3 1 0 1 2 9 2 0 0 1 15

15 Allen, John......... 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 3

32 Jepsen, Bart........ 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

40 Howard, Dan......... 1-1 0-0 1-1 1 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 6

TEAM................ 4 1 5

Totals.............. 19-44 7-18 20-25 9 21 30 24 65 12 19 0 6 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-25 40.0% 2nd Half: 9-19 47.4% Game: 43.2% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 5-14 35.7% 2nd Half: 2-4 50.0% Game: 38.9% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 5-5 100 % 2nd Half: 15-20 75.0% Game: 80.0% 2

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HOME TEAM: Oklahoma State 10-1

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN

23 McFarlin, Ivan...... f 10-14 0-0 7-7 6 0 6 3 27 0 1 0 3 33

33 Miller, Jason....... f 0-3 0-0 1-2 1 4 5 2 1 1 0 0 1 30

05 Williams, Victor.... g 3-7 0-1 2-4 0 1 1 3 8 1 1 0 3 25

24 Allen, Tony......... g 7-14 2-4 6-8 1 1 2 4 22 6 3 1 1 34

34 Sanders, Melvin..... g 4-7 1-3 5-6 1 4 5 3 14 0 1 0 2 24

25 Weatherspoon, J..... 1-2 0-0 0-2 0 2 2 2 2 1 2 0 0 16

30 Gadson, Cheyne...... 1-3 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 3 4 5 2 0 0 21

40 Williams, Andre..... 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 17

TEAM................ 4 4 1

Totals.............. 26-51 3-8 23-31 9 19 28 24 78 14 11 2 10 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 13-26 50.0% 2nd Half: 13-25 52.0% Game: 51.0% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 2-4 50.0% 2nd Half: 1-4 25.0% Game: 37.5% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 7-7 100 % 2nd Half: 16-24 66.7% Game: 74.2% 3

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Officials: Scott Thornley, Mark Whitehead, Eddie Jackson

Technical fouls: Brigham Young-None. Oklahoma State-TEAM.

Attendance: 18034

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

Brigham Young................. 30 35 - 65

Oklahoma State................ 35 43 - 78

First game of 2002 Touchstone Energy All-College Classic at the Ford Center in

downtown Oklahoma City. No. 10 Oklahoma defeated No. 14 Michigan State, 60-58,

in game two. Game one was televised on ESPN2 and game two on ESPN.

Points in the paint-BY 12,OKST 20. Points off turnovers-BY 10,OKST 25.

2nd chance points-BY 13,OKST 13. Fast break points-BY 0,OKST 0.

Bench points-BY 16,OKST 6. Score tied-3 times. Lead changes-2 times.

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