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STILLWATER, Okla. – 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).