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Marcus Smart returns from suspension, leads Oklahoma State past Texas Tech 84-62

  • Texas Tech forward Jordan Tolbert, left, shoots in front of Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Texas Tech forward Jordan Tolbert, left, shoots in front of Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)  (The Associated Press)

  • Texas Tech forward Dejan Kravic (11) shoots over Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart (33) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Texas Tech forward Dejan Kravic (11) shoots over Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart (33) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)  (The Associated Press)

Marcus Smart had 16 points, 10 assists and six steals in his return from a three-game suspension for shoving a fan, and Oklahoma State defeated Texas Tech 84-62 on Saturday afternoon to snap a seven-game losing streak.

Smart had been out of action since his incident with Tech fan Jeff Orr in the final seconds of Tech's 65-61 win in Lubbock on Feb. 8. The Cowboys lost all three games Smart missed, but on Saturday Smart sparked his team in the rematch with the Red Raiders by setting a career high for assists. He received a standing ovation when he left the game with just over a minute to play.

Le'Bryan Nash scored 21 points and Phil Forte added 20 for the Cowboys (17-10, 5-9 Big 12), who forced 15 turnovers.

Jordan Tolbert scored 15 points and Robert Turner added 10 for Texas Tech (13-14, 5-9).