Cowboys vs South Carolina Basketball

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Nov 17, 2008
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The interior defense is atrocious. They are so lazy when it comes to blocking out for rebounds.

It’s this simple: If a shot goes up, you crowd the rim and get the rebound.
You can't just 'crowd the rim' in college basketball. Whoever is crashing in from the outside is going to be able to jump higher and will often have a better angle. That's why blocking out is so important, to prevent that. It's much harder to find someone to block out when you're in a zone, however. The team needs to work on quickly identifying someone to put a body on.
 
Sep 16, 2004
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You can't just 'crowd the rim' in college basketball. Whoever is crashing in from the outside is going to be able to jump higher and will often have a better angle. That's why blocking out is so important, to prevent that. It's much harder to find someone to block out when you're in a zone, however. The team needs to work on quickly identifying someone to put a body on.
Time to break out the shoulder pads?
 
Feb 27, 2018
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Congrats on the win. From Mark Cooper...

STILLWATER -- Eight minutes remained when Oklahoma State’s starting five returned to the floor, clinging to a one-point lead over South Carolina.

That group of players -- Isaac Likekele, Lindy Waters, Thomas Dziagwa, Cameron McGriff and Yor Anei -- would remain on the court until there were only 5 seconds left. Until relief in the form of a victory was certain. Until the reminders of Wednesday’s cave-in against Oklahoma were vanquished.

To win on Saturday, they needed to take the lesson learned the hard way Wednesday and apply it. Leaving the media timeout to resume play, Dziagwa told his teammates: “Right here is where we need to get better.”

“And that’s what we did,” Waters said.

Cowboys coach Mike Boynton said his team has had to figure out its mistakes before discovering answers. That was the theme against South Carolina, as Oklahoma State held a double-digit lead, watched it evaporate and prevented history from repeating itself by taking down the Gamecocks 74-70 on Remember the Ten day in Gallagher-Iba Arena.

While Boynton ruminated on a loose ball OSU didn’t reach on Wednesday, he watched his team dive and fight to the floor for them on Saturday.
ICYMI: Trey Reeves' season ending injury...

Junior Trey Reeves, who had not appeared in a game since Nov. 25, will miss the rest of the season after sustaining a broken right foot in practice this week.

Reeves, the son of Bryant "Big Country" Reeves, played four minutes in four games this year. He was put on scholarship prior to the season.

Without Reeves, Oklahoma State had nine players -- seven on scholarship -- in uniform for Saturday's game against South Carolina.
Also, here's 60 photos from the game. One of my favorites:

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Jun 23, 2005
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Great win Saturday. Really proud of the team. Every game will be a gut check for the rest of the season. Wins will be hard to come by, but we should see some dividends next year. Anei and Likelie are getting monster minutes. Waters, Dzigawa and McGriff are free to let it rip on offense. Everybody is learning how to play without fouling.
 
Sep 20, 2009
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Great win Saturday. Really proud of the team. Every game will be a gut check for the rest of the season. Wins will be hard to come by, but we should see some dividends next year. Anei and Likelie are getting monster minutes. Waters, Dzigawa and McGriff are free to let it rip on offense. Everybody is learning how to play without fouling.
Ya it's a real shame we have had to kick off 6 players in less than 2 years. If we had more depth this team would be salty. I'm really excited for the next 2 years.