#73 Oklahoma State Cowboys: College Basketball 111 in 111

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Welcome to The Sports Bank’s third annual college basketball season preview series.  Two years we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  Last year, we were slightly more aggressive and expanded to 111 teams in 111 days and will do so again as we look ahead to the 2012-2013 season.

We will rank the 75 power conference teams and top 36 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, transfers, incoming freshmen, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

Travis Ford has picked up a pair of elite recruits in the each of the past two seasons.  For the Oklahoma State Cowboys to get back on track this year in the new look Big 12 Conference, both LeBryan Nash and Marcus Smart will be asked to be major contributors.

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#71 Oklahoma State Cowboys: College Basketball 111 in 111

oklahoma state dance team

Welcome to The Sports Bank’s second annual college basketball season preview series.  Last year we looked at 99 teams in 99 days.  This year, we are being slightly more aggressive and expanding to 111 teams in 111 days.  We will rank the 74 power conference teams and top 37 mid-majors in reverse power ranking order.  We’ll break down rosters, non-conference schedules, and pick a player to watch for each team.

Taking the glass half-full approach, the Oklahoma State Cowboys did win twenty games last season.  Looking at the remaining emptiness in that glass, a winless road record in Big 12 play ultimately doomed Travis Ford’s team as they missed out on the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in the last six seasons.  A trip to the dance again seems unlikely for O-K State.

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Oklahoma State Recruit LeBryan Nash Wins Dunk Competition

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Last night at the McDonald’s All-American Game Jam Fest, pretty much everyone in the building thought Duke recruit Marshall Plumlee won the dunk competition. An overwhelming majority of the people at the Chicago State Convocation Center thought Plumlee took it, but the prize went to Oklahoma State recruit LeBryan James, who himself was a bit surprised he took home the award.

“I was, he’s (Plumlee) a great dunker, unfortunately for him the judges thought I was better, and that’s why I earned this trophy.“

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