FORD OK WITH LONG BALL
The Cowboys have proved to be a streaky shooting team, particularly from the perimeter.
Overall, they're shooting just 29.3 percent from beyond the arc, making just 43 of 147 of their 3-point attempts. OSU made but 4 of 23 shots from long range in Saturday's 62-42 win over Missouri State.
Are the Cowboys firing too many 3s?
“Nope. Not at all,” Ford said. “Somebody mentioned that to me, I don't remember who it was, maybe my wife. But no, I don't. In practice we're making them. And we have the ability to get hot.
“Markel can make 3s. Marcus (Smart) can really shoot it. These guys really shot the ball well this summer. I think we can get there. Phil Forte is going to make shots.
“My philosophy, if you're open, shoot it.”
By John Helsley