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Cowboys falter in Norman, lose 82-65

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Ok, let's all take a deep breath. You ready? Good, let's discuss Bedlam. Don't worry, it won't take long.

The Oklahoma State Cowboys and Oklahoma Sooners were both looking to recover from tough losses in Big 12 play and spring themselves forward on a better note. But only one team showed up to play. The Sooners were able to ride on the backs of Ryan Spangler and Buddy Hield (more on this in a bit) to a colossal victory.

To make this simple, here's the game in a nutshell:

  • Transition defense was between miniscule and nonexistent.  It was, it was painful to watch.

  • While on defense,  the Pokes looked like they were made of molasses.  No urgency,  not wanting to move their feet, no blocking out, nothing.

  • On the offensive end, poorly-set screens and jacking up threes threw off any chance of a scoring rhythm.  If it weren't for Leyton Hammonds, the Cowboys would have gone 0-1,645,738,980 from beyond the arc.

  • Le'Bryan Nash, as it was so eloquently put on Twitter, looked like he was late to a party and was already wanting to leave. He looked like he did NOT want to be there.

  • Buddy Hield had a Blake Bell kind of night,  going a perfect 10-for-10 from the field with 27 total points and five boards, two assists and two steals. There was no stopping this man, and I'm pretty sure the ball was on fire, ala NBA Jam.

Oklahoma was able to control the game and its pace from the start and the Cowboys were never able to recover. For now, the Pokes will be left to ponder their miscues and mistakes and focus on bettering themselves as they'll prepare to face Texas Tech on Wednesday in GIA.