Oklahoma State names Mike Boynton its new basketball coach

Oklahoma State announced on Friday the hiring of Mike Boynton as its new basketball coach.

Boynton was an assistant under former coach Brad Underwood at Oklahoma State and Stephen F. Austin.

Underwood left the Cowboys after one season to take the head coaching job at Illinois.

“Oklahoma State is one of the premier basketball programs in the country,” Boynton said in a statement. “I’m very thankful and grateful to the players here, to the guys that I have played and worked with throughout my life, and to the Oklahoma State family for welcoming me and my family over the last year.”

Oklahoma State finished the 2016-17 season with a 20-13 record. The Cowboys lost to Michigan in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.