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OSU basketball notebook: Travis Ford is just 'glad we won'

Cowboys play Langston at 5 p.m. Sunday at Gallagher-Iba Arena
by John Helsley Published: November 30, 2011

Cowboys basketball coach Travis Ford peered down at the box score almost in disbelief.

OSU shot 37 percent from the floor, committed 17 turnovers with six assists and was out-rebounded 39-30 by Tulsa.

And won, 59-56.

“Just look at these stats,” Ford said, “glad we won.”

Relieved, too, with a young team still learning to play together and struggling to find any offensive rhythm.

“You just saw our youth displayed,” Ford said. “I'm getting tired of using that as an excuse, but what you saw is what we see in practice every day.”


The Cowboys are back in Gallagher-Iba Arena Sunday, facing Langston in a 5 p.m. tip.

After that, OSU isn't home again until New Year's Eve, with a road game Dec. 7 at Missouri State followed by four neutral site games.


OSU point guard Fred Gulley did not suit up, still hurting from a dislocated shoulder suffered against Stanford in New York.

Ford said Gulley was “day to day.”

Cezar Guerrero started at the point but played just 11 minutes.

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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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