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Oklahoma State basketball: Cowboys ready to regroup

by John Helsley Published: March 19, 2013

The Big 12 Tournament didn't end well for Oklahoma State, with a 68-57 loss to Kansas State in the semifinals that saw the Cowboys shoot a season-low 30.5 percent from the floor.

After a strong closing run through the regular season, it was OSU's worst loss since a mid-January loss at Baylor.

“We didn't play too well our last game against Kansas State,” said Cowboys coach Travis Ford. “Going back and watching it, I thought it was one of our poorer performances. But I have my reasons for that…”

Ford didn't elaborate, but K-State coaches and players suggested that the Cowboys appeared to be fatigued.

Regardless, the Cowboys must regroup and be ready to attack the goal they've been aiming for all along: the NCAA Tournament.

“We've won a lot of games,” Ford said. “I really haven't put a whole lot of thought into how we're playing. I'm putting thought into how we need to play better and start preparing for Oregon.”

Said Cowboys guard Marcus Smart: “I'd like to see us pick it back up on both ends of the floor. We've got to get back refocused.”

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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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