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"Kansas standout Ben McLemore is getting more headlines in the Big 12, but Marcus Smart is the more complete player. Smart scored 28 points on 14 shots in an overtime win over Oklahoma, and also recorded 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals. Smart got his 70th steal in that win, an Oklahoma State record, and is just 19 steals shy of Mario Chalmers' Big 12 freshman record. The 6-foot-4 freshman is averaging 15 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.9 steals per game, and is getting to the line six times per game. Smart is a leader, competitor and winner, and there are not many like him -- at any age -- in college basketball. A game that can make a big difference for Oklahoma State in the league race is the rematch against Kansas on Wednesday night."