Palo Duro High School
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Forte leads well-balanced Cowboys attack
Five Oklahoma State players scored in double figures.
OSU is making its 25th appearance in the NCAA Tournament
Cowboys can't overcome poor second half shooting.
Phil Forte hit two free throws with 2.9 seconds left and No. 14 Oklahoma State survived after blowing a 20-point lead to beat Pierre Jackson and Baylor 74-72 in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 tournament Thursday night.
Keiton Page hit seven 3-pointers and scored 29 points in his final home game for the Cowboys (14-16, 7-10) and Brian Williams added 20 points but Kansas was able to withstand every charge to close out its fourth straight outright conference championship.
Brian Williams scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half and was one of three double-figure scorers for Oklahoma State as the Cowboys beat Texas A&M 60-42 on Saturday.
Keiton Page scored a career-high 40 points, Le'Bryan Nash added 18 and Oklahoma State snapped Texas' four-game winning streak by beating the Longhorns 90-78 on Saturday.
The Cowboys (12-12, 5-6 Big 12) avenged perhaps their most heartbreaking defeat of the season, defeating Iowa State 69-67 in Stillwater.
Le'Bryan Nash scored a career-high 27 points, Brian Williams added a career-best 22 and Oklahoma State knocked off No. 2 Missouri 79-72 on Wednesday night, handing the Tigers their second loss of the season.
Oklahoma State vs. Memphis (USATSI)
Men's Basketball vs. Purdue, November 28, 2013, Old Spice Classic
Kansas State vs. Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State vs. Kansas State - 03/09/13
Ranks sixth in school history for career blocked shots with 111 entering his senior season.
His 1.5 blocks-per-game average over a career ranks seventh in the school record books.
Has 295 career defensive rebounds, ranking 19th.
Ranks 23rd in rebounds per game at 5.6 rpg.
His 121 offensive rebounds ranks 25th.
For Big 12 games only, his 60 blocked shots ranks fourth at OSU.
Ranks fifth in field-goal percentage for league-games only at 52.3%.
Is tied for fifth in games with four or more blocked shots with eight.
2013-14 (junior season)
Missed the entire Big 12 Conference portion of the schedule after suffering a season-ending Achilles injury against Robert Morris on Dec. 30.
Averaged nearly 1.5 blocked shots per game with 19 in 13 contests.
Shot 50 percent from the floor, making half of his 50 attempts.
Averaged 4.5 points and 4.3 rebounds per game.
Was a force on the defensive end, allowing guards Markel Brown and Marcus Smart to take defensive risks, knowing Cobbins was there to back them up and protect the rim.
Scored a season-high 10 points against South Carolina, making 5 of 6 shots from the field; also had seven rebounds against the Gamecocks.
Grabbed a season-high eight boards against Memphis in the championship game of the Old Spice Classic.
Recorded five multiple-block games, including a season-high four against Louisiana Tech.
Had 13 blocked shots over a six-game span (Nov. 29-Dec. 21), an average of 2.2 per game.
His 100th career blocked shot came at the buzzer when Butler's Elijah Brown attempted a three-pointer that would've won the game.
Was featured in a commercial promoting recycling on the Oklahoma State University campus, similar to the insurance commercial featuring Dikembe Mutombo.
Was a preseason All-Big 12 Honorable Mention selection by the league coaches.
2012-13 (Sophomore season)
Was named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention by the conference coaches.
Was also named to the Big 12 All-Defensive Team.
Was named second-team Academic All-Big 12 by the league office.
Played in 28 games and started the final 18 for the Cowboys.
Missed the first five games of the season due to a foot injury.
Had 12 multiple-block games, including eight games with three or more blocked shots.
His 29 blocks in league-games only rank as the fourth most by a Cowboy since the Big 12 formed, just two behind his total of 31 as a freshman.
Nearly recorded a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds at West Virginia; also blocked four shots, tying his season high.
Tied his career best with 14 rebounds vs Kansas.
Recorded his first-collegiate double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds at Texas Tech; his 13 points were also a career high.
Grabbed 13 rebounds, one shy of his career high, against Baylor; also played a career-high 42 minutes against the Bears.
Played 35 minutes at Kansas, recording eight points and eight rebounds; also had a season-high four blocked shots against the No. 2 Jayhawks.
Started his first game of the season against Texas Tech; grabbed a season-high nine boards.
Recorded 10 points and eight rebounds for the second-straight game against Central Arkansas; also had three blocked shots vs UCA.
Played 26 minutes against Missouri State and nearly recorded a double-double with 10 points and eight rebounds.
Was perfect shooting against the Bears, making all three FG attempts and all four FT attempts.
2011-12 (RS Freshman season)
Played in all 33 games and started 24, including all 18 conference games and both contests in the Big 12 Championship.
Reached double figures in scoring five times, including back-to-back 12-point games at Missouri and vs Texas.
Had four double-figure rebounding games, including a career-best 14 against Iowa State in Stillwater.
Ranked 13th in the Big 12 Conference with his 5.7 boards per contest, the highest average by a league freshman.
That average improved to 7.2 rebounds per game in conference-games only, the fifth-highest average of any player in the league.
Had 15 multiple-block games, including five contests with four or more blocked shots; blocked a career-high five shots at Texas.
One of just 10 players in school history to record five games with four or more blocks in a career.
Ranked fifth in the Big 12 with 49 blocked shots in all games, and third with 31 in league-games only.
Had 21 blocked shots over a nine-game span, an average of 2.3 per game.
Had two key blocked shots in a win over SMU at the American Airlines Center.
2010-11 (true Freshman season)
Redshirted his true freshman season at Oklahoma State.
Named the boys basketball Player of the Year and the SuperTeam MVP by the Amarillo Globe News.
Was a member of the Class 5A-4A Golden Spread Team in both 2009 and 2010.
Named the District 3-4A Most Valuable Player after leading the Dons to the district championship.
Was named to the Class 4A All-State team and All-Region I by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.
Also named to the North squad of the Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star game.
Averaged 15.1 points and 9.7 rebounds per game his senior season.
As a junior, he averaged 18.3 points and 10.5 rebounds per game, leading the Dons to the Region I-4A finals.
Recorded a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds as a starter for the Texas squad in the Faith 7 game in Shawnee, Okla., on June 12; was 8-of-11 from the floor in that game.
Scored 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the floor in leading the North All-Stars to a 115-97 win over the South All-Stars in the THSCA All-Star game in San Antonio on July 19.
A consensus four-star recruit, was ranked as the 12th-best power forward by Scout.com and the ninth-best power forward by Rivals.com.
Rivals.com also ranked him as the No. 38 player overall nationally.
Chose Oklahoma State over offers from Memphis, Oklahoma, Missouri and Georgia Tech.
Born August 9, 1992, Michael is the son of Dennis and Joy Cobbins. He has two sisters, Kim and Jade. Michael graduated from Oklahoma State with a degree in university studies with an emphasis in entrepreneurship in May of 2014.