The Bedlam Rivalry- Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State

        The best player during the first half of the Bedlam Rivalry game Monday evening between Oklahoma and Oklahoma State wasn't the Cowboys' James Anderson or the Sooners' Tiny Gallon or Willie Warren, but it was Oklahoma State's 6'7" Center, Marshall Moses. He has played excellent on both sides of the ball, holding Tiny Gallon in check offensively, despite giving up nearly two inches and close to 60 pounds. He played smart defense and moved his feet well, staying in front of the Oklahoma big. Offensively, Moses was just as effective; he scored 12 points on 5-for-9 shooting from the floor and corralled 7 rebounds. He used a variety of post moves to score in the paint, including a lefty hook shot, and a quick up-and-under move. He was able to pull Oklahoma defenders out to the perimeter with the threat of his outside shooting, opening up the paint for teammates and giving Moses more room to operate against the slower Sooner frontcourt. His energy and performance in the second half will be a factor in whether or not the Oklahoma State Cowboys can hold onto their one-point lead against the Sooners of Oklahoma.

By Corey Ruff - President - 1-11-10