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Thursday, February 21, 2013

OSU: ‘We can’t sulk’

Cowboys must ‘move on,’ prepare for WVU

Oklahoma State guard Markel Brown goes up for a shot with seconds remaining in double overtime on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The shot missed and the rebound went to the Jayhawks.

Oklahoma State guard Markel Brown goes up for a shot with seconds remaining in double overtime on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The shot missed and the rebound went to the Jayhawks.

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— Spare Oklahoma State basketball coach Travis Ford any talk about this being a down year in the Big 12. This might not be the time to share the opinion the Big 12 schedule is easier this year than most.

Kansas University defeated Ford’s Cowboys, 68-67 in double overtime, Wednesday, four days after OSU defeated Oklahoma in overtime in the same building. Next up for Oklahoma State: The longest trip in the conference, a Saturday game in Morgantown, W.Va.

“It’s too bad somebody had to lose, and it was us,” Ford said. “And we’ve got to move on. We can’t sulk about it. We can’t pout about it. We’ve got to move on. The last couple of games, we played a lot of minutes. We need to get them off their feet and rest their minds before a long trip.”

Marcus Smart had a chance to win it in regulation but couldn’t get a good look at the basket. Markel Brown missed a shot in the second overtime that could have won it. The two players were the keys to Oklahoma State defeating Kansas in Lawrence.

“It was a down locker room,” Ford said. “They were disappointed, but, hey, I’m proud of how hard our guys played in a hard-fought game. You just watched two teams that wanted to win pretty bad. Give them credit. They made a tough shot there at the end. (Naadir Tharpe) made a tough shot, tough shot, tough shot.”

Said Brown: “It’s really tough, but we can’t dwell on it. We’ve got to move on. It’s the Big 12. It was a long game, so we have to get our rest for Saturday.”

As Brown noted, it’s the Big 12, which means there are no easy paths to the conference championship.

Comments

William Blake 1 year, 1 month ago

OSU is a quality team. If they stay healthy and keep improving, I can see them going far in March. They lack a quality 5 player, but otherwise they create match-up problems for most teams.

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hotrodm 1 year, 1 month ago

Travis Ford is a classy coach and good recruiter. Always compliments the other team and it's coaches. Who cares if he boo's the refs on occasion.

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prairie_rattler 1 year, 1 month ago

Ford played at Kentucky, not Missouri.

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Theodore Thadogweadore 1 year, 1 month ago

Every time I look at Travis Ford, I see him for what he is, a dirty Missouri Tiger.

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iamakufan 1 year, 1 month ago

"Marcus Smart had a chance to win it in regulation but couldn’t get a good look at the basket. Markel Brown missed a shot in the second overtime that could have won it."

And Travis Releford could have won it with .03 seconds left in regulation but he was fouled (no call) during his shot that would have been an easy layup. Both sides had opportunities. Those who make them, win. Those who don't, lose.

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ffletch 1 year, 1 month ago

...and Kevin Young; That kid is a super-ball.

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jackoman 1 year, 1 month ago

UGLY is an understatement. KU looked scared to death out there. Ben even more than the rest. Ben looked dumbfounded last night. Don't know what happened to him. He and Releford needs to throw the gum away, can't do two things at once. (Whoa)

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nuleafjhawk 1 year, 1 month ago

kevsum - one small correction. " Ford has to look over, and UP, at the coach everyone i Stillwater really wanted to be OSU's coach. "

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Kevin Crook 1 year, 1 month ago

Every time OSU plays KU Ford has to look over at the coach everyone in Stillwater really wanted to be OSU's coach. Can't be a very good feeling.

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Gymratz4KU 1 year, 1 month ago

Ford may not want to sulk, but he can "Boo" a call. I have been watching basketball for MANY years and have never seen a coach Boo a call - Travis Ford did last night. Classless!!!

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hotrodm 1 year, 1 month ago

Sometimes Luck is on KU's side. A win is a win. Go Jayhawks!

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Michael Luby 1 year, 1 month ago

I didnt watch the game, Im at work. But I saw the last 2 min of the last OT. Those two minutes I saw more fouls given that were both called and not called than atleast the past couple games. I cant wait to watch the whole thing from the start. Great, great, tough & bruising win for our Jayhawks! Way to go guys!

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Ferd Magellan 1 year, 1 month ago

"“It’s too bad somebody had to lose, and it was us,” Ford said. "

I feel that way when it's a great game and both teams are playing to the best of their abilities. This was ugly basketball throughout.

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