OSU basketball notebook: Little things costly for Cowboys

by John Helsley Published: February 4, 2012
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Ford didn't elaborate on the cause for the suspension and didn't give a timetable for Guerrero's return.

“We'll see,” Ford said. “Our message is, do things off the court. You've got to work as hard off the court as you do on the court. It's a combination. We'll see. He's got things he has to do. We'll see how he responds to it and go from there.”

UP NEXT

The Cowboys face a quick turnaround, with Iowa State visiting Gallagher-Iba Arena on Tuesday night. Tip time is 6 p.m.

OSU nearly pulled out a road win in Ames earlier this season, leading late before losing 71-68 on a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

NOT THIS TIME

Page, with his quick-trigger reputation, has excelled at drawing fouls on pump fakes from beyond the arc, earning three free throws.

It worked once Saturday, but not in the final minute, when Page faked, drew contact from Acy, but saw a no-call become a turnover with :26 left and Baylor leading 60-57.

“I just forced it a little bit too much,” Page said. “I think he was straight up and down on that one. He left his feet, but he kept it straight up in the air and didn't lean into me too much.

“Unfortunately I didn't get that call.”

BAYLOR BREAKTHROUGH

For Baylor, winning in Stillwater offered a new feeling.

The Bears had lost eight straight in Gallagher-Iba. Beyond the current players, Drew hadn't won there either.

“This is a different feeling for me because normally we've lost up here,” Drew said, “and I tribute that to the great teams and players we've faced and the great fan support that Oklahoma State gets at home.”

EARNING RESPECT

Despite romping by 41 in their first meeting with OSU, the Bears said they were prepared for a different effort and a different game in the rematch.

“They are missing two guys that they had last time and they still were able to stay in the game,” Acy said. “That just says a lot about them and their coach.”

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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