Oklahoma State basketball: Cowboys off from long range

by John Helsley Published: November 1, 2013
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One of OSU's focuses for improvement is its 3-point shooting.

While the Cowboys believe they'll be better from beyond the arc, it didn't materialize Friday night.


In an 87-51 win over Emporia State, they finished just 2 of 18 on 3-point tries. Phil Forte and Marcus Smart were the only Cowboys to hit from long range, with Forte making 1 of 6.

Still, coach Travis Ford said he's not concerned.

“Not right now. Not at all,” Ford said. “We've been shooting the ball really well. Shooting can come and go. You can't worry about it. I don't think we took too many bad ones. I can think of two we probably shouldn't have taken.

“I'm not concerned.”

STARTING FIVE TAKING SHAPE

After sitting in the first half against Campbellsville in the first exhibition Sunday, Le'Bryan Nash returned to the starting lineup against Emporia State.

Along with Nash, the Cowboys opened with Smart, Markel Brown, Michael Cobbins and Brian Williams for what figures to be the regular starting five.

UP NEXT: PLAY FOR KEEPS

With two exhibition wins behind them, the Cowboys now get a week to prepare for their season opener: Nov. 8 against Mississippi Valley State at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Tip time is 7 p.m.

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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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