The kind of interior presence that No. 23 Oklahoma State unexpectedly got from Philip Jurick left South Florida coach Stan Heath wishing he could get the same kind of performance from any of his three centers.
Until he does, Heath expects to keep juggling his lineups and waiting for it to happen.
Marcus Smart scored 15 points, Jurick grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds and the Cowboys...
Via AP on Fox
December 06, 2012
Perhaps no group will determine Oklahoma State’s success in the 2012-13 season as the men in and around the paint. The Cowboys aren’t losing anyone out of this group with Michael Cobbins, Le’Bryan Nash, J.P. Olukemi, Philip Jurick and Marek Soucek all returning at the three-through-five spots. It’s only gains on this front.
The regular season is behind Oklahoma State but the effects of it are not. Injuries have severely limited the Cowboys heading into the Big 12 Tournament on Wednesday in Kansas City without Le’Bryan Nash or Philip Jurick and with Markel Brown nursing an unspecified wrist injury and sprained ankle.
Philip Jurick would make a great point guard for this Oklahoma State basketball team. Now, before you call me crazy, of course Jurick can’t play the position, but what coach Travis Ford eluded to on Thursday was that Jurick has the mindset he’s currently looking for from his three points guards.
Oh no, our streak of holding opponents under 60 points is over! Oklahoma State ended the game on a 21-8 run! The Pokes blocked 12 of our shots, including five by center Philip Jurick! What the heck happened out there?!