And Marek Soucek, one of Cobbins' primary post backups, shouldn't be far behind, recovering from a knee sprain that isn't as severe as originally feared.
“We don't have a post sub. We've been playing without a post sub,” Ford said. “Our two subs (Phil Forte and Kirby Gardner) are 5-(foot)-11 … We've played well to this point, but we've got to get some guys back.”
OSU went 10-13 from the line Sunday and is now an impressive 95-120 (79.2 percent) from there this year. … Le'Bryan Nash has scored at least 16 points and grabbed five rebounds in every game. He had 20 and five on Sunday. … Marcus Smart's nine assists were the third-most ever by a Cowboy freshman. … In the Ford era, OSU is 26-2 when shooting better than 50 percent and 33-4 when scoring 80 points.
After another week off, the Cowboys travel to Virginia Tech for a nonconference matchup next Sunday against a Hokie team that beat OSU twice last year. The game tips at 1 p.m. and can be seen on ESPN3.com.