Archive for Wednesday, December 20, 2000

Cowboys open arena with win

December 20, 2000


— Jason Keep, Oklahoma State's 280-pound forward, punctuated the opening of newly renovated Gallagher-Iba Arena with a backboard-shattering dunk with 43 seconds left to play in a 70-60 win over Arkansas-Little Rock Tuesday night.

The Cowboys (6-1) were leading 66-58 when Keep grabbed a Trojan turnover at the top of the key, stepped to the basket and stuffed the ball through, pulverizing the backboard.

After the dunk, students rushed onto the floor, scooping up cubes of glass that splayed across the floor while workers hurried to collect them.

Many in the audience left after a public address announcer said the game would be delayed about 30 or 40 minutes.

Fredrik Jonzen led OSU with 22 points, while Maurice Baker added 13 points and Victor Williams had 11.

Half an hour after Keep's game-delaying dunk, a dusty goalpost with a nonfunctioning shot clock a relic from the old arena was wheeled onto the floor and anchored in place by half a dozen men standing on its base.

Baylor 91,

Grambling State 82

Waco, Texas Wendell Greenleaf scored 22 points, helping Baylor defeat Grambling State. Terry Black added 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Bears (6-0).

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