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Record Book Look: Cowboys with the Most Points in Big 12 Games

Jawun, Keiton and JamesOn all dropped 40 in Big 12 games.



A few weeks ago, we looked at the five highest point totals in Cowboy history, but that had games from the 40s, 50s and 70s, where box scores and highlights were a little hard to come by.

So today, we’ll look at the Cowboys with the five highest point totals in Big 12 games.

1. Jawun Evans vs. Oklahoma on Jan. 13, 2016 — 42

Only a freshman, Jawun Evans was by far the best player on the White Maple hardwood in game that included eventual Wooden Award winner Buddy Hield.

In a Bedlam matchup the Cowboys lost 74-72, Evans played 39 minutes and had 42 points (on 18-for-31 shooting), seven rebounds and six assists. It’s tied for the third-most points an OSU player has ever scored and a freshman record at OSU (second place is Cezar Guerrero’s 29 against UTSA in 2011).

OSU trailed by 12 at the half and had a shot at the buzzer, but Jeffrey Carroll’s 3-point attempt brutally rimmed out. Hield had a rough game in GIA. He scored 26 points but had 10 turnovers. That’s the most turnovers he had in his college career.

T2. Keiton Page vs. Texas on Feb. 18, 2012 — 40

Coming off back-to-back road losses to No. 7 Kansas and No. 3 Missouri, the Cowboys returned home and the Pawnee Pistol went off.

In his senior season, Keiton Page (now OSU’s director of player development) reached 40 on just 8-for-14 shooting. He shot 20 free throws in the game and made them all. That’s the most an OSU player has made in a game since 1959. The 20 consecutive makes from the line are also a Big 12 record.

Apart from Page, only four Cowboys scored. Le’Bryan Nash (18), Michael Cobbins (12), Markel Brown (12) and Brian Williams (8) combined for the other 50 to get OSU to its 90-78 win.

T2. JamesOn Curry at Baylor on March 3, 2007 — 40

OSU entered this game 20-9 on the season but were in the midst of a free fall.

Having won just one of their past five games, the Cowboys headed to Waco for an 86-82 loss, but in it, the man with the shortest career in NBA history had a career night.

JamesOn Curry scored 40 points on 12-of-18 shooting. He was 7-for-10 from 3-point range. He also had five rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks. Curry didn’t get a ton of offensive help, as Kenny Cooper was the only other Poke in double figures with 16.

T4. James Anderson at Oklahoma on March 7, 2009 — 37

The Cowboys also fell in this matchup against an all-time great Sooner.

James Anderson dropped 37 in an 82-78 loss to Blake Griffin and OU. Anderson was 12-for-21 from the field and 11-for-12 from the foul stripe. Griffin had 33 points and 14 boards for OU.

It wasn’t all bad for the Pokes, though. They made the NCAA Tournament this season and beat Tennessee in the first round.

T4. Mario Boggan vs. Texas on Jan. 16, 2007 — 37

I didn’t want to spoil too much in the Curry portion, but one of the all-time games in OSU history took place a few months before that Baylor loss.

After three overtimes, Mario Boggan matched Kevin Durant’s 37 points, and OSU was victorious against the future NBA MVP. Boggan was 13-for-27 from the field and 10-for-13 from the foul line. He also had 20 (!) rebounds. KD had 37 points and 12 boards.

OSU has the whole game available on its YouTube channel.

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