Found October 21, 2013 on The Sports Post:
For more preseason coverage of the 2013-14 college basketball season, click here. There is a lot to be excited about in Stillwater this season. Head Coach Travis Ford and Oklahoma State bring back a wealth of talent from a year ago and are certainly one of the favorites to not only win the Big-12, but also make a deep tournament push. However, the looming question for the Cowboys this season won’t be IF they will be good, it will be HOW good? Last year, the March Madness gods did not smile on the fifth seeded ‘Pokes’ as they lost to an unquestionably under-seeded No. 12 Oregon Ducks team in their first game. After the game, Ford admitted that it was a “bad end to a good season.” But the bitter aftertaste of that defeat was diluted when freshman phenom and Big-12 player of the year Marcus Smart announced he was returning to OSU for his sophomore season. First and foremost, Smart’s return to the lineup is unquestionably huge for Oklahoma State. He does so much more than his 15.4 po...
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