NCAA Tournament History
The treasured history of basketball at Oklahoma State University is one of the richest amongst all major programs in college basketball today. Oklahoma State was the first school to claim back-to-back NCAA championships in the sport, and Mr. Henry P. Iba - the architect of those championships - is arguably the most influential coach in the history of the game. With two national championships, six Final Four appearances and one of the game's grandest old cathedrals, Cowboy Basketball is steeped in tradition.
NCAA Tournament History
When Oklahoma State returned to the NCAA Tournament in 2009, it was OSU's first tourney appearance since a run to the Sweet 16 in 2005. Byron Eaton's drive and layup with less than 10 seconds remaining gave the Cowboys a 77-75 victory over Tennessee in the first round and was a highlight of CBS's "One Shining Moment." OSU trailed by just two points with less than two minutes remaining in a loss to top-seeded Pittsburgh.

The Cowboys made another tourney trip in 2010, giving OSU consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament in head coach Travis Ford's first two seasons at Oklahoma State.

1945 National Champions (27-4) - Western Region
Result Opponent Location
W, 62-37 Utah Kansas City, Mo.
W, 68-41 Arkansas Kansas City, Mo.
W, 49-45 New York New York, N.Y.
     
1946 National Champions (31-2) - Western Region
W, 44-29 Baylor Kansas City, Mo.
W, 52-35 California Kansas City, Mo.
W, 43-40 North Carolina New York, N.Y.
     
1949 National Runner-up (23-5) - Western Region
W, 40-39 Wyoming Kansas City, Mo.
W, 55-30 Oregon State Kansas City, Mo.
L, 46-36 Kentucky Seattle, Wash.
     
1951 National Semifinals (29-6) - Western Region
W, 50-46 Montana State Kansas City, Mo.
W, 61-57 Washington Kansas City, Mo.
L, 68-44 Kansas State Kansas City, Mo.
L, 61-46 Illinois Minneapolis, Minn.
     
1953 Regional Finals (23-7) - West Region
W, 71-54 TCU Manhattan, Kan.
L, 61-55 Kansas Manhattan, Kan.
     
1954 Regional Finals (24-5) - West Region
W, 51-45 Rice Stillwater, Okla.
L, 71-57 Bradley Stillwater, Okla.
     
1958 Regional Finals (21-8) - Midwest Region
W, 59-42 Loyola Marymount Stillwater, Okla.
W, 65-40 Arkansas Lawrence, Kan.
L, 69-57 Kansas State Lawrence, Kan.
     
1965 Regional Finals (20-7) - Midwest Region
W, 75-60 Houston Manhattan, Kan.
L, 54-46 Wichita State Manhattan, Kan.
     
1983 First Round (24-7) - #5 West Region
L, 56-53 #12 Princeton Corvallis, Ore.
     
1991 Regional Semifinals (24-8) - #3 East Region
W, 67-54 #14 New Mexico College Park, Md.
W, 73-64 #6 N.C. State College Park, Md.
L, 72-63 (OT) #10 Temple East Rutherford, N.J.
     
1992 Regional Semifinals (28-8) - #2 Southeast Region
W, 100-73 #15 Georgia Southern Atlanta, Ga.
W, 87-71 #10 Tulane Atlanta, Ga.
L, 75-72 #6 Michigan Lexington, Ky.
     
1993 Second Round (20-9) - #5 Midwest Region
W, 74-62 #12 Marquette Indianapolis, Ind.
L, 78-63 #4 Louisville Indianapolis, Ind.
     
1994 Second Round (24-10) - #4 Midwest Region
W, 65-55 #13 New Mexico State Oklahoma City, Okla.
L, 82-80 #12 Tulsa Oklahoma City, Okla.
     
1995 National Semifinals (27-10) - #4 East Region
W, 73-49 #13 Drexel Baltimore, Md.
W, 66-52 #5 Alabama Baltimore, Md.
W, 71-66 #1 Wake Forest East Rutherford, N.J.
W, 68-54 #2 Massachusetts East Rutherford, N.J.
L, 74-61 #1 UCLA Seattle, Wash.
     
1998 Second Round (22-7) - #8 South Region
W, 74-59 #9 George Washington Lexington, Ky.
L, 79-73 #1 Duke Lexington, Ky.
     
1999 Second Round (23-11) - #9 South Region
W, 69-61 #8 Syracuse Indianapolis, Ind.
L, 81-74 #1 Auburn Indianapolis, Ind.
     
2000 Regional Finals (27-7) - #3 East Region
W, 86-66 #14 Hofstra Buffalo, N.Y.
W, 75-67 #11 Pepperdine Buffalo, N.Y.
W, 68-66 #10 Seton Hall Syracuse, N.Y.
L, 77-65 #5 Florida Syracuse, N.Y.
     
2001 First Round (20-10) - #11 East Region
L, 69-54 #6 Southern California Long Island, N.Y.
     
2002 First Round (23-9) - #7 South Region
L, 69-61 #10 Kent State Greenville, S.C.
     
2003 Second Round (22-10) - #6 East Region
W, 77-63 #11 Penn Boston, Mass.
L, 68-56 #3 Syracuse Boston, Mass.
     
2004 National Semifinals (31-4) - #2 East Rutherford Region
W, 75-56 #15 Eastern Washington Kansas City, Mo.
W, 70-53 #7 Memphis Kansas City, Mo.
W, 63-51 #3 Pittsburgh East Rutherford, N.J.
W, 64-62 #1 St. Joseph's East Rutherford, N.J.
L, 67-65 #3 Georgia Tech San Antonio, Texas
     
2005 Regional Semifinal (26-7) - #2 Chicago Region
W, 63-50 #15 Southeastern Louisiana Oklahoma City, Okla.
W, 85-77 #7 Southern Illinois Oklahoma City, Okla.
L, 79-78 #3 Arizona Chicago, Ill.
     
2009 Second Round (23-12) - #8 East Region
W, 77-75 #9 Tennessee Dayton, Ohio
L, 84-76 #1 Pittsburgh Dayton, Ohio
     
2010 First Round (23-12) - #7 East Region
L, 64-59 #10 Georgia Tech Milwaukee, Wis.
     
2013 NCAA Tournament (24-8) - #5 Midwest Region
L, 68-55 #12 Oregon San Jose, Calif.
     
2014 NCAA Tournament (21-13) - #10 West Region
L, 85-77 #7 Gonzaga San Diego, Calif.
     

By the Numbers
All-Time NCAA Tournament Record: 38-24
National Championships: 2
Final Four Appearances: 6
Regional Final Appearances: 10
Regional Semifinal Appearances: 14

Record by Tournament Site
Kansas City, Mo: 10-1
East Rutherford, N.J.: 4-1
Oklahoma City, Okla.: 3-1
Atlanta, Ga.: 2-0
Baltimore, Md.: 2-0
Buffalo, N.Y.: 2-0
College Park, Md.: 2-0
Indianapolis, Ind.: 2-2
Manhattan, Kan.: 2-2
New York, N.Y.: 2-0
Stillwater, Okla.: 2-1
Lexington, Ky.: 1-2
Boston, Mass.: 1-1
Dayton, Ohio: 1-1
Lawrence, Kan.: 1-1
Syracuse, N.Y.: 1-1
Chicago, Ill.: 0-1
Corvallis, Ore.: 0-1
Greenville, S.C.: 0-1
Long Island, N.Y.: 0-1
Milwaukee, Wis.: 0-1
Minneapolis, Minn.: 0-1
San Antonio, Texas: 0-1
San Jose, Calif.: 0-1
San Diego, Calif.: 0-1
Seattle, Wash.: 0-2
 

Cowboy Basketball History
National Championships
Final Four Appearances
All-Americans
Cowboys in the NBA
Postseason History
 

Eddie Sutton guided his alma mater to 13 NCAA tournaments, the most of any OSU coach. Sutton also played in the Big Dance, as a member of the 1958 Cowboys.
 

Bryant "Big Country" Reeves posts up against Tim Duncan during OSU's game vs. Wake Forest in the Sweet 16.
 

Current ESPN analyst Doug Gottlieb is OSU's all-time assists leader, and played on the 2000 Cowboys squad that reached the Elite Eight.
 

John Lucas hit one of the biggest shots in OSU history, nailing a three-pointer in the closing moments of the 2004 East Rutherford Regional Final against St. Joseph's.
 

The Cowboys cut down the nets in East Rutherford after stamping their ticket to the 2004 Final Four in San Antonio.
 

Head coach Travis Ford returned the Cowboys to the NCAA Tournament in his first year at the helm.
 

Byron Eaton's game-winning bucket in the final seconds against Tennessee was one of the defining images of the 2009 NCAA Tournament.
 

James Anderson attacks the basket during OSU's 2010 first-round match-up with Georgia Tech in Milwaukee.
National Invitation Tournament History
1938 (25-3) - Third Place
Result Opponent Location
L, 56-44 Temple New York, N.Y.
W, 37-24 New York New York, N.Y.
     
1940 (26-3) - Third Place
L, 34-30 Duquesne New York, N.Y.
W, 23-22 DePaul New York, N.Y.
     
1944 (27-6) - Fourth Place
W, 43-29 Canisius New York, N.Y.
L, 41-38 DePaul New York, N.Y.
L, 45-29 Kentucky New York, N.Y.
     
1956 (18-9) - First Round
L, 69-61 Duquesne New York, N.Y.
     
1989 (17-13) - Second Round
W, 69-55 Boise State Stillwater, Okla.
L, 76-64 St. John's New York, N.Y.
     
1990 (17-14) - Second Round
W, 83-74 Tulsa Stillwater, Okla.
L, 90-88 New Mexico Albuquerque, N.M.
     
1997 (17-15) - Second Round
W, 79-72 Tulane Stillwater, Okla.
L, 75-65 Michigan Ann Arbor, Mich.
     
2006 (17-16) - First Round
L, 62-59 Miami Miami, Fla.
     
2007 (22-13) - First Round
L, 67-64 Marist Stillwater, Okla.
     
2008 (17-16) - First Round
L, 69-53 Southern Illinois Carbondale, Ill.
     
2011 (20-14) - Second Round
W, 71-54 Harvard Stillwater, Okla.
L, 74-64 Washington State Pullman, Wash.
 

 

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