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Oklahoma State men's basketball notebook: Slow week ahead for Cowboys

Semester finals will force OSU to cut back on practice schedule. Cowboys get Sunday and Monday off. “I don't like this week,” coach Travis Ford said. “It's a tough week mentally for the guys, and us as well.”
by John Helsley Published: December 9, 2012
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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

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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