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OSU basketball notebook: Cezar Guerrero says Cowboys sticking together

OKLAHOMA STATE BASKETBALL — The Cowboys have suffered some tough losses and two players leaving the team, but they rallied for a win over SMU Wednesday night in Dallas.
by John Helsley Published: December 28, 2011

A three-game losing streak. Two player defections.

Outside perception suggested internal problems at OSU.

Not so, said the two key figures in the Cowboys' 68-58 double-overtime win over SMU on Wednesday night in Dallas.

“A lot of times you don't know how guys will handle it when you're facing adversity,” said senior captain Keiton Page, who scored a game-high 27 points. “But our guys have been great at keeping their heads up and their emotions high.

“Our team stuck through it and came out with a good win.”

The Cowboys had to rally both in regulation and the first overtime, before scoring the game's final 16 points.

“Every huddle, 1-2-3 family,” said Cezar Guerrero, who scored nine points in the second overtime and 14 overall. “The OSU family always sticks together, and we are just a big family that sticks together and loves each other every step of the way.”


Page's 27 points, a season high, were just two off his career-best of 29 against Murray State back in 2010.

It came after he scored a season-low three points in last week's loss to Alabama.

Not that it was unexpected. Of Page's five best scoring games, four have come after games in which he scored three points or less.

“Maybe just coincidence,” Page said. “I know I don't like to have bad games, so after a bad game I'm always trying to recoup and come out and have a good one. Hopefully, I don't have any more of the bad ones. But I'll take the ones like tonight.”

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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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