The Thunder is playing like a team trying to get its coach fired.
A slump is one thing. A Groundhog Day slump is another. Doing the same things over and over, the same maddening things that never have been indicative of this team, is maddening.
Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart was one of few players to receive All-Big 12 First Team and All-Big 12 Defensive Team honors from the coaches on Sunday. And Smart picked up more honors Monday, as the media selected him as a First Team All-Big 12 selection as well. Well, at least most of the media. Wichita Eagle and Kansas City Star writer Kellis Robinett admitted on Twitter that he left Smart off his ballot entirely when it came down to voting. When asked why, he explains that, too.
I appear to be in the minority on Marcus Smart, leaving him off my vote entirely. He received first-team honors from coaches and media.— Kellis Robinett (@KellisRobinett) March 10, 2014
@ErikHorneOK he missed 3 games, took himself out of a 4th with a technical and his team finished 8th. Thought others were more deserving.— Kellis Robinett (@KellisRobinett) March 10, 2014
Ford has to coach better. He’s got to prepare his squad for the small stuff that can determine winning or losing a tight game.
The run-and-gun Rockets, a team OKC has toyed with this season, could now take advantage of the Thunder’s shortcomings and coast to a win.
Baylor and West Virginia shared the regular-season Big 12 women’s basketball championship, but the conference tournament trophy will stay in Waco, Texas, for a fourth straight year.
Kruger coached OU to a second-place finish in the conference after it was picked in the preseason for a fifth-place tie.
Fedun has 28 points in 51 games for Oklahoma City, which hosts San Antonio at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cox Convention Center.
“The defense has been bad,” said Nick Collison. “It’s now up to individuals to look at themselves and make corrections.”
Cowboys coach Mike Gundy said Johnson, who would have been a senior this fall, has left OSU for personal reasons. His departure will leave a significant hole in the secondary.