Oklahoma State basketball: Cowboys took a beating on the offensive boards

OSU NOTEBOOK — The scouting report told the Cowboys that Kansas State was strong on the offensive boards. So did the stat sheet following K-State's victory Saturday in Stillwater
by John Helsley Published: January 22, 2012
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Mizzou's resume is among the best in the country.

The No. 5-ranked Tigers won 89-88 at No. 3 Baylor Saturday, adding to a list of victims that includes three league teams who have beaten the Cowboys — Iowa State, Texas and Baylor — along with Notre Dame, Cal and Illinois.

Mizzou's only loss came at Kansas State.

K-STATE ENDS STILLWATER SKID

After leading much of the game Saturday, Kansas State found itself facing a familiar fade inside Gallagher-Iba Arena, when the Cowboys pulled within 59-56 on a Keiton Page 3-pointer with two minutes left.

The 'Cats had lost 11 straight in Stillwater and coach Frank Martin hadn't won there at all.

“You sit there as a coach, and you don't tell your players this, but every year I've been here something has happened where we unraveled,” Martin said. “K-State hasn't won here since '93. I know these things but I don't tell them that.

“You sit there and say this can't happen again. But I was really proud of the way they stayed the course.”

By John Helsley


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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