LAWRENCE KS - FEBRUARY 21: Markieff Morris #21 of the Kansas Jayhawks dunks during the game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys on February 21 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence Kansas. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Since it seems like we end up writing the same basic things for every Oklahoma State road game, I figured it might be easier to just put a template together, and let everyone fill in the blanks. This might just be cut-and-pasted into every road game recap from here on out, so just plan on taking out a pen and writing on your monitor to complete the post.
Oklahoma State Drops Another on the Road to ___________: Recap
[Insert picture like one above of the opposing team doing something awesome, or a Cowboy looking dejected]
Well there were a lot of positives and negatives to take out of yet another road loss, this one coming to ____________. The Cowboys showed some heart, and at times the spark needed to play with ___________, but ultimately were just too over-matched to win in an environment like _____________.
The positives to take out of this loss are that _____________ played very well and showed the talent that we have been hoping to see from him all season. Also, ______________ provided some nice help off the bench and looks like he may be pushing for more playing time. The defense was serviceable in spots until ___________ and __________ got into foul trouble, while on the offensive end we saw some nice ball movement and got some good looks, but shooting ___% from the field shows that the Pokes just couldn't complete enough of these opportunities. The officials weren't much help either, most noticeably at a crucial point in the game when the Cowboys were only down ___, and __________ was whistled for __________ when all he did was _____________.
Now on to the plentiful negatives. _____________ seems to have regressed after playing so well at points in the season. I just don't know what to make of him as he has shown such strong performances against _____________ and ___________, but gets in a hostile environment and just shrinks from the moment. ____________ also had a rough game, shooting __-__ from the field and 0-__ from three as he just couldn't find his stroke. I don't know why __________ and ___________ can't ever seem to shoot well on the same night as ___________ and _____________ but it just doesn't seem destined to be. There is definitely an issue with getting everyone on the same page, and playing with the same intensity in the same game, but Coach Ford and the fellas need to figure something out or this team will be missing the _______ Tournament altogether, turning what could have been a serviceable re-building year into a huge step back for the program.
The Cowboys next road game is on ___________ at ___________, hopefully they can figure out how to travel as we need to improve that conference road record from 0-__, if nothing else than for the psychological effect it will have on the program.