Posted March 14, 2013 on
Travis Ford called it before the season began. In a sit-down interview in August, the Oklahoma State head caoch laid out his expectations for the season ahead. The unknowns were glaring: Would Marcus Smart live up to the hype? Would Le’Bryan Nash find consistency? And would Markel Brown continue to develop past just being an athletic high-flyer?
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The Oklahoma State basketball coaching offices expected about one email per week during the season. The sender was sometimes from France, Italy or Poland. Other days, it might have been Spain or Portugal. They all asked the same question: Is Keiton Page still interested in playing basketball?
Oklahoma State got its 24th victory of the season Thursday night with a 74-72 victory over Baylor in a quarterfinal game at the Big 12 Tournament but it wasn't easy. The third-seeded Cowboys won despite allowing the Bears to come back from a 20-point, first-half deficit to tie the game in the final minute before winning on Phil Forte's two free throws. Here are images from...
Oklahoma State’s outstanding freshman Marcus Smart and Kansas veteran post player Jeff Withey were the only two unanimous selections on the first team of the Big 12 Radio Broadcasters All-Big 12 basketball team. Smart, who was also voted Big 12 Player of the Year, and Withey, who was voted as the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, were named on every ballot.
One thing is evident when watching the Oklahoma State Cowboys in spring practice. While the quarterbacks are competing for the starting job and trying to put their best foot forward to show head coach Mike Gundy and new offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich they are the best man for the job, it is not a situation where the competitors don't get along.
It's been eight years since Oklahoma State won the Big 12 tournament. The presence of Marcus Smart might be enough to end that drought.
The freshman phenom will try to help the 14th-ranked Cowboys advance to the conference semifinals for the first time since 2009 with a win over Baylor on Thursday night.
Oklahoma State (23-7) won its only Big 12 tournament titles in 2004 and...
New defensive line coach Joe Bob Clements knew what he was getting into when he relocated to Oklahoma State to coach the Cowboys defensive line. Any defensive coach in the Big 12 has to get a headache, indigestion, or some physical malady thinking about trying to stop the crazy, wild spread offenses in the Big 12.
Throughout this first week of spring football there have been a lot of new sights and sounds on the Oklahoma State practice field. There isn't a lot of sound but a lot of sight on the offensive end where offensive coordinator Mike Jurcich is busy calling plays. In the words of new defensive line coach Joe Bob Clements, the pajamas came off Thursday as the Cowboys put on pads...
KANSAS CITY — In the final minutes, the Sprint Center never sounded so quiet. Texas Tech vs. TCU on Wednesday might have provided better theater. From the very beginning of Oklahoma State’s semifinal match up with Kansas State, something seemed off. Early Cowboy offense came from a pair of Marcus Smart 3-pointers and an added triple by Phil Forte.
Kansas State came up short last weekend in Stillwater, but it all worked out as a loss by a conference rival gave it a share of the Big 12 title.
The 11th-ranked Wildcats will have nowhere to look for help on Friday night when they meet No. 14 Oklahoma State for the second time in seven days - this time with a berth in the conference tournament championship at stake.