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OSU basketball notebook: Mismanaging mid-game stretches

by Berry Tramel and Jenni Carlson and John Helsley Modified: January 27, 2011 at 5:21 am •  Published: January 26, 2011

Tech is now 10-11 overall and 2-4 in the Big 12.


For the Cowboys to win in the Big 12, they'll need more out of Keiton Page.

The junior guard struggled through his second rough shooting game, missing all seven field goal attempts and failing to score for the first time this season. That comes on the heels of a 2-for-7 shooting performance at Baylor.

Credit Texas guard Dogus Balbay, too, a noted defender who shadowed Page much of the game.

“That was the game plan,” said Balbay. “I was going to be on him and I didn't want to give him any open looks. I thought I'd try to stay attached to him all the time.”


Ford, whose teams have been traditionally known for offense, seemed beside himself at what went on Wednesday night.

“I don't know if I've ever had a team score 46 points, especially on your own campus,” Ford said.

And the changes might be far reaching.

“There could be some lineup changes,” Ford said. “Could be style of play. I talked to my coaches briefly about it a while ago.

“We're not a good shooting team. We don't make shots when we're out there practicing shooting. We need to pick it up.”

by Berry Tramel
Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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by Jenni Carlson
Jenni Carlson, a sports columnist at The Oklahoman since 1999, came by her love of sports honestly. She grew up in a sports-loving family in Kansas. Her dad coached baseball and did color commentary on the radio for the high school football...
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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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