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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.

February 21, 2013

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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.

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windjammer 1 year, 1 month ago

I loved the fans total silence the last few seconds of the game. Rock Chalk

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1 year, 1 month ago

No it wasn't pretty but if you go into the lions den you have to be ready and able. Smash mouth ball was needed last night and a result, whilst not pretty, was what was wanted. RCJH

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formyle 1 year, 1 month ago

The game wasn't pretty but it was a great, hard-fought game by two teams who realized that the victory would put them in the driver's seat to win the conference. This is what college basketball should be about-- not who is making a name for themselves to enter the NBA draft.

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