Oklahoma State basketball: Why Travis Ford's contract has been a burden for him and OSU

Mike Holder admits he made a mistake. Admits that giving Travis Ford a 10-year contract hasn’t worked out. Such largesse rarely does. “Ten years is a long time,” said Holder, OSU’s athletic director. In September 2009, OSU announced a contract extension for its basketball coach that in effect created a 10-year contract. Good through 2019. Escalating salary. All kinds of...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting Report – Markel Brown

Name:  Markel Brown      Age:   22    School: Oklahoma State Height: 6’3   Weight: 190   Projected Position: SG 2013-14 Stats (Through 2/2/14): 17.2 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.9 apg, 1.0 spg, 1.0 bpg, 1.6 tpg (35.3 minutes per game) 47.3 FG%, 76.8 FT%, 37.9 3FG% 59.1 TS%, 54.1 eFG%, 23.1 USG%, 16.9 AST%, 12.9 DREB% Photo:Christopher Brown SKILLS & ATHLETIC BREAKDOWN...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Scouting Report - Markel Brown

Name:  Markel Brown      Age:   22    School: Oklahoma State Height: 6’3   Weight: 190   Projected Position: SG             2013-14 Stats (Through 2/2/14): 17.2 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.9 apg, 1.0 spg, 1.0 bpg, 1.6 tpg (35.3 minutes per game) 47.3 FG%, 76.8 FT%, 37.9 3FG%  59.1 TS%, 54.1 eFG%, 23.1 USG%, 16.9 AST%, 12.9 DREB% ...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

OSU Postgame: Markel Brown

Oklahoma State senior Markel Brown discusses the No. 9 Cowboys 85-77 opening round loss in the NCAA Tournament to No. 8 Gonzaga...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma St. 80, Texas Tech 62

Marcus Smart delivered 18 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and six steals as the Cowboys routed the Red Raiders in the first round of the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City. Markel Brown scored 20 points and made three 3-pointers as eighth-seeded Oklahoma State (21-11) advances to play top-seeded Kansas (23-8) in Thursday’s quarterfinals. Phil Forte made four 3-pointers while...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma State and Markel Brown Make a Statement in Big 12 Tourney Opener

After a disastrous stretch that lasted from late January to just beyond mid-February the Oklahoma State Cowboys are hoping to make a statement by making a deep run in the Big 12 Tournament. Part of that statement will of course mean players like Markel Brown are going to make one too.And against Texas Tech in the opening round of the Tournament he did just that.The team ended up...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Markel Brown throws down emphatic reverse jam on fastbreak in Big 12 Tourney

Markel Brown certainly doesn’t get nearly enough attention all-around, but on Wednesday night this dunk wasn’t going unnoticed. Brown is one of the most versatile and valuable guard in the league and he should be a major part of Oklahoma State’s attempt at winning the Big 12 Tournament and making a run in the NCAA Tournament. [SportsCenter's Vine] The post Markel Brown...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma State downs Texas Tech to earn shot at KU

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Marcus Smart left one last impression on Texas Tech, scoring 18 points and leading seventh-seeded Oklahoma State to an 80-62 victory over the ninth-seeded Red Raiders on Wednesday night in the first round of the Big 12 tournament. Smart also had seven rebounds, seven assists and six steals for the Cowboys (21-11), who built a 46-23 lead by halftime and then cruised...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Markel Brown Throws Down Monster Reverse Slam vs. Texas Tech

Oklahoma State’s season hasn’t really gone as planned, but does anyone want to face the Cowboys in the NCAA Tournament? They’re 4-1 since getting star guard Marcus Smart back after his suspension, and Travis Ford’s squad is already making noise in the Big 12 Tournament. In the first half of Oklahoma State’s opening game against Texas Tech, Smart found guard Markel Brown...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Forte Sends Brown, Smart Out Winners

STILLWATER, Okla. – Phil Forte wasn’t about to let teammates Markel Brown, Marcus Smart and Mason Cox walk off the court on the losing end in their final game in historic Gallagher-Iba Arena. The 5-11 sophomore guard made six three-pointers and scored a game-high 23 points to lead Oklahoma State to a 77-61 victory over Kansas State on Monday night.
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas State can't hang with red-hot Oklahoma State

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Phil Forte matched a season high with 23 points to help Oklahoma State defeat Kansas State 77-61 on Monday night. Marcus Smart scored 18 points and Markel Brown added 15 for the Cowboys (20-10, 8-9 Big 12), who followed their victory over Kansas by winning their fourth straight. Brown, a senior, and Smart, a sophomore, played their final home games for the Cowboys...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Markel Brown Posts “Jayhawk Killer” Graphic To His Instagram Page

Oklahoma State senior guard Markel Brown had a huge game against Kansas this past Saturday night, scoring 21 points in a game that the Cowboys absolutely needed to have to have a realistic shot at the NCAA tournament. Brown’s contributions weren’t lost on KU coach Bill Self, who had this to say about his performance: “I don’t know if you’ve followed it, but Markel Brown...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Hield leads Oklahoma past Oklahoma State 77-74

Buddy Hield scored 22 points to help Oklahoma defeat Oklahoma State 77-74 on Saturday afternoon. Oklahoma State's Markel Brown missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer that would have forced overtime. Frank Booker scored 15 points, Tyler Neal scored 13 and Ryan Spangler added 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Sooners (19-7, 8-5 Big 12), who were desperate for a win after losing three...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Cowboys Losing Skid Hits Six Games

STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma State’s basketball team had lost six consecutive games only once in the past 26 years prior to this season. But that changed Saturday when Markel Brown’s game-tying three-pointer at the buzzer was off line as the Cowboys suffered their sixth loss in a row with Oklahoma’s 77-74 victory at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Their Time To Shine: Brown, Nash Must Step Up

Markel Brown has spent the last three and a half years playing a supporting role at Oklahoma State. Le’Bryan Nash hasn’t been asked to carry a team since his senior season at Lincoln High School in Dallas. But Brown, the only scholarship senior, and Nash, a five-star recruit who turned down Kentucky, UCLA and Texas to play at OSU, are now being counted on to save the season for the Cowboys.
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

GoPokes TV: Markel Brown

Markel Brown and the Oklahoma State Cowboys will look to rebound following Monday's Bedlam loss when they host Baylor at 1 p.m. Saturday inside Gallagher-Iba Arena. The senior guard, who is averaging 16.6 points and 5.5 rebounds, visited with the media on Thursday about what it's going to take for the eighth-ranked Cowboys to regain the confidence with which they were playing...
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: OSU’s Markel Brown Throws Down Filthy Dunk

While it’s been all Oklahoma in the first half of tonight’s big rivalry matchup between the Sooners and the Oklahoma State, it was a Cowboy who provided easily the best highlight of the first 20 minutes. With just under three minutes to play, senior guard Markel Brown crossed over down the lane and landed a monster dunk over OU forward Tyler Neal. Check it out: The Cowboys will...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Big 12 Basketball Power Rankings

Monday's Bedlam matchup might introduce some intrigue into these rankings, but I sense the last two weeks will be a trend in the Big 12 for the rest of the season: KU... trailed by a complete train wreck. Let's try and piece this league together in this week's power rankings. 1. Kansas 15-4, 6-0 Big 12. Last week: 1. The Jayhawks just keep getting better and better. They...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Oklahoma State's Markel Brown Throws Down Candidate for Dunk of the Year

In the sports world there are some things people will eventually get tired--Skip Bayless, Charles Barkley, anonymous sources in the locker room--but folks will never get tired of a nice dunk. There is just something about the display of power and dominance; the way it puts a visual exclamation point at the end of a play.You know--like the way this 360 dunk Markel Brown threw down...
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January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma State: Markel Brown Throws Down Sick 360-Dunk

Marcus Smart gets most of the headlines for Oklahoma State, but Markel Brown is the team’s most exciting player. The senior is known for his ability to elevate for ridiculous dunks, and his Sportscenter’ Top 10 play in today’s game against West Virginia is just the latest play added to his highlight tape. Brown got the steal at mid court and proceeded to throw down a ridiculous...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ok St Markel Brown Throws Down a 360 Dunk (Video)

It looks like Oklahoma State’s Markel Brown was watching Paul George the other night. A college player throwing down a 360 in game is pretty rare. Especially when he makes it look that easy.
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Oklahoma State’s Markel Brown drops 360 dunk on West Virginia

It takes some serious stones to drop a 360 dunk on a breakaway. To quote Bill Raftery, Oklahoma State's Markel Brown has onions.
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma State’s Markel Brown throws down 360-dunk

Many consider Oklahoma State’s Markel Brown to be one of the best dunkers in the country, and Saturday against West Virginia, Brown delivered one of those highlight reel dunks.  After stealing a pass during the second half, Brown threw down a 360 dunk on the fast break, much to the pleasure of the Oklahoma State fans and bench. The post Oklahoma State’s Markel Brown throws down...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Oklahoma State’s Markel Brown pulls off the 360 dunk vs West Virginia

Tweet There’s a reason why Oklahoma State 6’3 guard Markel Brown is considered one of the best athletes in the nation. In-game dunks like this 360 he executed off of a steal against West Virginia Saturday prove that his reputation is indeed valid: That’s a dunk you typically expect to see in a dunk contest, not in a close game conference game...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Oklahoma State’s Markel Brown Throws Down Nasty 360 Dunk

Oklahoma State’s Markel Brown is a very bad man. Evidence is above in video form. [ESPN] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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