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High Noon Highlights (10/12): Basketball team focused on what they can control

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Cowboy Basketball is not dwelling on unknowns:

Head coach of Cowboy basketball Mike Boynton is trying not to letter worry too much about what is going to happen with the 2020-2021 NCAA Basketball season. The Oklahoman talked to Boynton about what his program is going through with so many unknowns about the upcoming season.

Big 12 teams also will play a couple of conference games in December, and it was reported OSU will play TCU in Stillwater on Dec. 6 and at Texas on Dec. 20. Scheduling is a fluid situation, and OSU coach Mike Boynton tries to keep his players focused on the things they can control.

“My staff and I have a job to make sure that we handle things behind the scenes and put our players in position where they can literally focus every day on just trying to be their best,” Boynton said. “Trying to get better and being ready when that opportunity comes. So we don’t talk about it much.” {Oklahoman}

Update on Spencer Sanders’ ankle:

Mike Gundy told reporters that he let Spencer Sanders take the Kansas game off in order to let make sure he stay healthy for the long term.

“When you have an ankle injury, you’re always better letting it get 100 percent,” Gundy said. “You go back on it at 85 percent, you take a chance on setting it back, and then those things can become chronic for six weeks.

“For that reason, we just held him out. There wasn’t any reason to put him in the game. He practiced (last Wednesday) and looked just like he did the first week in August.” {Oklahoman}

Cowgirl Tennis has great Big 12 series:

The Cowgirls were hard at work this weekend in Norman at the Big 12 series. The finished the weekend winning 13 out of their 12 matches.

“It was a solid weekend for our girls,” OSU head coach Chris Young said. “It was a lot of fun to compete again, and while we didn’t play our best at times, we often found a way to win the match. We definitely have a competitive group, and we can build on this weekend.” {}

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