OSU notebook: Comeback Cowboys catching on?

BY JOHN HELSLEY, Staff Writer, jhelsley@opubco.com Published: December 7, 2011
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OSU coach Travis Ford isn't exactly comfortable with it, but his team is developing a bit of reputation of a strong finisher.

If just not for the weak earlier moments.

Wednesday night at Missouri State, the Cowboys rallied from a 12-point deficit to beat the Bears 72-67 – on the road, where they hadn't won since 2010.

OSU has now wiped out three significant second-half deficits in wins – 7, 11 and 12 points.

“It's a very dangerous way to live,” Ford said, “but at this point, we'll take it any way we can.

“No way do we need to start getting full of ourselves, because we have a long way to go. But we showed some fight.”

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The Cowboys left Springfield for New York City, where they'll play No. 15 Pittsburgh in Madison Square Garden on Saturday.

Tip time is 1:30 p.m. in the Carquest Auto Parts Classic, televised by ESPN2. Duke will take on Washington in the first game of a doubleheader.

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