OSU basketball notebook: Travis Ford says move on after loss to Baylor but don't forget it

Oklahoma State's conference road losing streak extended to 12 games with Saturday's loss. The Cowboys head to Iowa State on Wednesday.
BY JOHN HELSLEY, Staff Writer, jhelsley@opubco.com Published: January 14, 2012
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Tip time is 8 p.m. at Hilton Coliseum for a game to be televised by ESPNU (Cox 253).

The Cyclones are 12-5 overall and 2-2 in the Big 12 after losing 82-73 at Kansas Saturday.

OLUKEMI SURGERY SET

Injured Cowboys guard Jéan-Paul Olukemi is scheduled to have reconstructive surgery on Thursday, after tearing the ACL in his right knee against Virginia Tech on New Year's Eve.

“I'm doing OK,” Olukemi said before the game at Baylor. “I'm ready to get moving in the right direction. Ready to start rehabbing and begin the road back.”

Olukemi, a junior, still has another year of eligibility and should be ready for the start of next season.

BEARS MAKE STATEMENT

Baylor continued the best start in program history against OSU, moving to 17-0.

Ranked No. 4 nationally, the Bears only cemented their position as a national contender.

“Baylor's a pretty good team,” said OSU sophomore Markel Brown. “I definitely think they're the No. 4 team in the country. But they can be beat.”

How good are the Bears? Senior Anthony Jones, a two-year starter who started every game on Baylor's 2010 Elite Eight squad, is now a bit player in a program that has stockpiled talent.

“We have a lot of depth and a lot of confidence in each other,” said Perry Jones III, a projected lottery pick in this year's NBA Draft. “Everybody is comfortable with everybody else.”

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