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High Noon Highlights: Tournament Talk

NCAA Basketball: Kansas at Oklahoma State Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

It’s High Noon.

Will the Pokes go marching?

We spoke about it in yesterday’s High Noon Highlights, but Joe Lunardi doesn’t believe that Oklahoma State should be in the tournament this time around. I mean, I understand why some people would think that, but Lunardi’s reasoning was... interesting. However... TOM CREAN TO THE RESCUE!


Well, here’s the deal. I think our fearless leader, Cade Webb, summed it up well in the CRFF Slack, “we need to beat OU to feel good, and beat KU to be a lock.” I agree. So let’s focus on this Bedlam III match up! Dustin Ragusa put together an incredible preview for the game. Check it out!

Mike Boynton is the right man for the job

Twelve months ago, when Athletic Director Mike Holder introduced a teary-eyed Boynton as the 20th head coach in school history, most fans -- even die-hards -- reacted just like the man at the Ponca City Cowboy Caravan stop: Who?

It was not the first time that Boynton, then less than three months on the job, heard people question his abilities. At every stage of his life, as both a basketball player and a coach, moments of doubt put Boynton in the cockpit to decide what happens next.

Every time someone gives Boynton a chance, he succeeds.

For the record, Hoodie Pete was pro-Boynton from day numero uno.

Just a fantastic piece here from the Tulsa World’s Mark Cooper. You have to read this one for yourself. Great job, Mark!

Around the Horn

I know it’s hard to stay caught up with Cowboys baseball while everyone is talking about the basketball team. Check out Around the Horn and see how things have been going on the diamond.

The Pokes are 6-4 on the young season, and play Missouri State today on the road today at 3pm.

Catching up with Thomas Hatch

Carrie Muskat is talking with a few prospects in the Cubs farm system, and had the chance to speak with former Oklahoma State ace, Thomas Hatch. Hatch was a major key to the team that made a run in Omaha in 2016. Catch up with Thomas above!

Go Pokes!