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Oklahoma State’s Smart shoves fan

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LUBBOCK, Texas — Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart’s frustration over the Cowboys’ current four-game losing streak apparently boiled over on Saturday night when he pushed a Texas Tech fan.

In the waning seconds of Texas Tech’s 65-61 victory over Oklahoma State, Smart fouled Red Raiders forward Jaye Crockett as Crockett was attempting a dunk. Smart landed hard in the first row of Red Raiders fans, got up and went a row into the stands to confront the man. After Smart shoved the fan, he turned back toward the court.

Smart was whistled for the foul on Crockett and a technical foul. He went to the Oklahoma State bench and pleaded his case to Cowboys coach Travis Ford.

But Smart did npt re-enter the game and Oklahoma State failed to take a shot in the final 6.5 seconds.

Ford said Smart was not ejected and declined specific comment on the incident.

“I’m still trying to figure it out,” Ford said.

Smart was not made available for comment.

The sophomore scored a game-high 22 points, but it wasn’t enough to keep No. 19 Oklahoma State from losing its fourth straight. The Cowboys are 16-7 this season and tied with Texas Tech for seventh in the Big 12 at 4-6.

Alan is an experienced writer of online betting and casino guides. He is one of the main editors of Basketballinsiders.

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