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Oklahoma State basketball notebook: Markel Brown says it's the ball, not the shoes

Texas Tech uses an Under Armour ball, made by Spalding, after playing with Adidas before that. Balls used range from team to team, depending on who a school has its contract with. For OSU, it's Nike.
by John Helsley Published: February 13, 2013


Through the better part of two seasons to start his career, Cowboys forward Michael Cobbins has found the double-double to be frustratingly elusive.

Finally at Texas Tech, Cobbins recorded his first, going for 12 points and 13 rebounds.

“I always look up and see nine points and double-digit rebounds,” Cobbins said. “Or double-digit points and single-digit rebounds.

“It's like, ‘Man, what is it? I can't push over the edge.' Tonight was the first. Hopefully, it's the start of many.”

Better yet, Cobbins did it in front of a gathering of family and friends who made the short trip from his hometown of Amarillo. Included in the crowd were both grandmothers, Geraldine Carr and Maxine Cobbins.

“It just brought me back to playing in high school, having everyone support you like that,” Cobbins said. “I'm glad, because my grandparents got to come out and see me. They got to see me like once in high school. This is their first college game. So it's good for them as well.”


“They've got different pieces and you've got to guard all them. And it's hard trying to cover up everybody, their whole team. They can play. That's why they're the best team in the conference. I mean, it showed tonight. They beat Kansas at Kansas, that's one of the toughest places to play at.” — Texas Tech guard Josh Gray on the Cowboys

By John Helsley