Posted March 19, 2013 on
Markel Brown didn’t need to be told where his Big 12 brethren were headed in the moments following Selection Sunday. Minutes after the NCAA Tournament field was announced, the Oklahoma State guard rattled off the seeds of Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma and Iowa State in response to questions from the media. It didn’t take him long to learn the field.
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If the NCAA Tournament is all about matchups as the so called experts say it is then Oklahoma State should be in good shape. That’s because the Cowboys guards of Marcus Smart, Markel Brown and Phil Forte could cause problems in OSU’s first game Thursday afternoon against Oregon in the Midwest Regional in San Jose, Calif.
A Pac-12 tournament title, a second-place finish in the regular season and a ranking in the final AP poll added up to very little for Oregon when it came time for NCAA tournament seeding.
The Ducks (26-8) ended up with the 12th seed in the Midwest Region in what was one of the more questioned decisions made by the tournament selection committee.
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The Midwest Regional is widely regarded as one of the most difficult this NCAA Tournament season. If Oklahoma State is going to make a run, they'll need to eliminate a number of dangerous teams. With Oregon on the horizon, it's time to see who else might be ahead for the Cowboys.
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