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Oklahoma State basketball: Cowboys prep for Texas with Wiffle ball

by John Helsley Published: February 9, 2013
/articleid/3753747/1/pictures/1948743">Photo - Oklahoma State's Markel Brown (22) is blocked by Texas' Cameron Ridley (55) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in Austin, Texas. Oklahoma State won 72-59. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) ORG XMIT: TXEG109
Oklahoma State's Markel Brown (22) is blocked by Texas' Cameron Ridley (55) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, in Austin, Texas. Oklahoma State won 72-59. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) ORG XMIT: TXEG109

A point of emphasis Saturday, the Cowboys held Texas to a 1-of-18 afternoon from the arc.

“We put a lot of emphasis on the perimeter,” said Cowboys guard Markel Brown. “Going into practice, we worked on kind of doing what Baylor did to us, getting into our shooting rhythm, and getting their hands up when we shoot.

“I guess you could say they didn't shoot too well, but I'm glad it worked out for us.”

NEXT 3

Wednesday: at Texas Tech, 6 p.m.

Saturday: Oklahoma, 12:45 p.m.

Feb. 20: Kansas, 8 p.m.

FORD RELATES TO BARNES' STRUGGLES

Under Rick Barnes, Texas has never finished with a losing record in Big 12 play.

But at 2-8 past the halfway point of the conference schedule, a rally to .500 is looking bleak, even with star guard Myck Kabongo finally ready to return from an NCAA-imposed, 23-game suspension.

“I told (Barnes) before the game, they're going through a lot of what we went through last year,” Ford said. “He has a player who's not playing for them. We had a player (Darrell Williams) last year we thought was going to be playing for us possibly, that didn't play. Then you go through injuries … young, like we were last year. Very similar.

“It's hard to get much rhythm, much flow or things going on.”

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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