OSU men's basketball notebook: Le'Bryan Nash's focus on boards pays off

Nash grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds in the Cowboys' 117-62 rout of Mississippi Valley State.
by John Helsley Published: November 8, 2013
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OSU junior Le'Bryan Nash said one major aspect of his offseason was getting better on the boards.

Friday night, it paid off.

Nash grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds in OSU's 117-62 rout of Mississippi Valley State, which combined with his 21 points resulted in his first career double-double.

“I'm excited,” Nash said. “My biggest focus out there was getting rebounds. In my offseason, I was trying to improve my rebounding a lot. It showed today.

“I'm not worried about the scoring, it's going to come. That's what I do, I score the ball. But the rebounds are what I'm proud of.”

UP NEXT

The Cowboys return to action Tuesday night, taking on Utah Valley at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Tip time is 7.

MURPHY, CARROLL SIT

Forward Kamari Murphy was held out of the opener with a minor shoulder injury.

OSU coach Travis Ford said the sophomore should be back soon.

“He could have played tonight, easily,” Ford said. “He'll practice Sunday, probably be full go Sunday and play Tuesday.”

Freshman Jeffrey Carroll also didn't play, and Ford said he's a likely redshirt candidate.

PLENTY OF FOULS, FREE THROWS

New NCAA rules — and an emphasis to enforce the rules in an effort to free up offense — are a hot topic heading into this season.

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by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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