It’s High Noon.
Can Oklahoma State Make 2018 Even Rougher for the Sooners?
It’s been a rough beginning of the new year for our big brothers after they choked away their national title hopes on New Years Day (much to the enjoyment of Oklahoma State fans.) If you’d like to see a fight on Twitter, check out the feeds of @okstateprobs @OSUfreak82 or @WastedOptimism! Good stuff! But their’s another fight going down between OU and OSU, and it’ll be on the court this evening.
It's Bedlam. The Cowboys are looking for 3 straight against a talented Sooners squad. #letswork #okstate— Cowboy Basketball (@OSUMBB) January 3, 2018
⏰ 8 p.m. CT
The Cowboys should be in for a battle with one of the most talented squads in the country. Can the Pokes pull out a win? We will be previewing the game, so keep on the lookout for our coverage.
Stopping Steph Cur... umm.... Trae Young
#okstate basketball: Having coached against Steph Curry, Mike Boynton knows the difficulty of preparing for a star like Trae Young https://t.co/8c0foAzCeQ via @mark_cooperjr pic.twitter.com/nPfbuUu7mI— OSU Sports Extra (@OSUSportsExtra) January 3, 2018
“He’s such a good passer,” Boynton said of Young. “So now you’ve got to extend the floor and what he’s done, they space the floor with good shooters. You almost have to decide who you want to take the most risk with trying to beat you.”
In the four games against Boynton’s teams, Curry averaged 27.8 points per game. Holding Young to 27 might seem like an accomplishment; he has scored 28 or more in nine of his past 10 games.
But Boynton knows from experience the key to winning the game Wednesday won’t be shutting down a star like Young. It will be trying to make sure his production comes inefficiently.
Trae Young has been the talk of College Basketball so far in the season. (He could’ve been a Cowboy!) Mike Boynton remembers his days against Stephen Curry when creating a game plan against Young and the rest of the Sooners.
It’ll be interesting to see if NBA GM’s are jumping at the bit to see if Young really is the next Steph Curry. His draft stock has been soaring as of late.
Don’t Forget About the Cowgirls
The two top teams in the Big 12 go head-to-head tonight. The Longhorns are 11-1 and the Cowgirls are 11-2. Check it out on LHN at 7pm!