STILLWATER, Okla. – Marcus Smart's game is back to normal.
Oklahoma State's point guard has been a dominant force since returning from a three-game suspension for shoving a fan. In wins over Texas Tech and TCU, he displayed a new sense of calm while filling up the stat sheet. The Cowboys (18-10, 6-9 Big 12) have bounced back from a seven-game losing streak and can strengthen their once-fading NCAA tournament hopes with a win Saturday at home against No. 5 Kansas.
The Jayhawks (22-6, 13-2) already have clinched a share of the Big 12 title, and their success makes Saturday's game an ideal test for the Cowboys to see if they truly are back on track.