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In one of the most intriguing first round match-ups, early-season favorite Oklahoma State takes on perennial small-conference power Gonzaga in the West Region eight-nine seed game. The winner will meet up with Arizona on Sunday, unless the Wildcats are upended by Weber State.
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Date: Friday, March 21, 2014
Time: 4:40 PM EST
TV Channel: TNT
Location: Viejas Arena (San Diego, CA)
Prediction: Gonzaga has had another very good season, but this isn’t one of Mark Few’s best teams, or at least has not been to this point in the year. Oklahoma State has underachieved all year, but the Cowboys have played very good basketball down the stretch. They’ve won five of seven games, with the only two losses coming in overtime to Iowa State and Kansas. Gonzaga is good, but Oklahoma State can be great when they put it all together, and they will be a very tough out for Arizo...
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Andrew Catalon is one of the top young broadcasters in the industry who is calling his first NCAA Tournament, but this is a poor choice of words he would desperately like to have back. In the closing minutes of Oklahoma State-Gonzaga, the Cowboys fouled Przemek Karnowski, who is from Poland. Catalon described it as “Hack-a-Polack” and later apologized on the air. Yikes. H/T No Laying Up
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Oklahoma State fell behind 9-0 in the first two and a half minutes of the game and was never able to recover in Friday's second round game of the NCAA Tournament against Gonzaga. The Cowboys lost 85-77 to the Bulldogs, and end their season with a 21-13 record.
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Marcus Smart wasn't quite ready to state the obvious, that he had played his final game for Oklahoma State and will declare early for the NBA draft.
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Oklahoma State sophomore Phil Forte discusses the No. 9 Cowboys 85-77 opening round loss to No. 8 Gonzaga at the NCAA Tournament...
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