This fall I couldn’t help but notice a distinct lack of interest in Oklahoma State basketball. People didn’t seem to be talking about it, people didn’t seem to be reading about it, people haven’t been showing up to games. I think that might be starting to change after last night.
The lack of interest was probably a combination of things — the football team being so much fun to talk about, disappointment on the basketball court the last couple of years, etc. But Oklahoma State’s dismantling of Tulsa took a lot of people (including Travis Ford) by surprise. The Cowboys made a Sportscenter highlight (appropriately Byron-to-Thomas, the play that worked so well all evening), the OSU message boards are buzzing about basketball and I’ve even received a couple hoops emails today.
In postgame Ford mentioned that he doesn’t know how good the Cowboys are yet. I — and I bet a lot of you fans — are looking forward to finding out next week in Orlando. Anyway, let’s hear it. What are your thoughts on OSU hoops? Have they changed this week?
by andrea cohen