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High Noon Highlights(6/2): Oklahoma State gets reported Big 12/ Big East matchup opponent

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Oklahoma State reportedly to play Xavier in Big 12/Big East matchup:

John Rothstein reported yesterday that Oklahoma State will draw Xavier as their Big 12/ Big East Battle opponent for this next season.

Xavier went 13-8 last season, missing a chunk of games because of the pandemic. The Musketeers were 6-7 in Big East play, good for seventh in the league.

Zach Freemantle led Xavier in scoring as a sophomore, averaging 16.1 points a game. A 6-foot-9, 225-pound forward, Freemantle also led his team in rebounds, pulling down 8.9 a game. {PFB}

Oklahoma State value pick for Big 12 Championship next season:

This is an interesting read from CBS. While it’s a little rose-colored glasses for my taste. But it does make some excellent points.

“This is sort of funny because I sold my Cowboys stock last offseason. Even though Spencer Sanders, Chuba Hubbard and Tylan Wallace were all back and Pokes hype was through the roof, I’d seen that movie too many times to go all in,” Kercheval wrote. ”But I’m reversing course in 2021. I don’t think Oklahoma State takes the huge step back some are predicting. First of all, Sanders is back, and while I wouldn’t say he’s the Big 12’s best quarterback, he is probably the most elusive and exciting. I’m not concerned about replacing Hubbard, either. The Cowboys are loaded at running back with LD Brown, Dezmon Jackson and Jaylen Warren. And while losing Wallace hurts, history says Mike Gundy almost always has a 1,000-yard receiver in the chamber. Plus, a really salty defense from a year ago should be good again.” {GoPokes24/7}

Mike Boynton podcast appearance:

Head basketball coach Mike Boynton gave some words of wisdom to the the Basketball Immersion Podcast.

“It’s a phrase, ‘Let’s work’ and it’s about our team and our staff . . it can be very micro in terms of the day to day, practice, film study, weight room, and recruiting calls but it’s also macro in the sense of the big picture, how are we branding ourselves, what type of messaging is out there about the experience that our players are having.”{Basketball Immersion Podcast}

Around the Big 12:

Defensive line rankings

Best Big 12 Conference games from 2015-2020

Best game this season

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