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Daily Bullets (January 19)

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Weber surprised at offense

Even Bruce Weber can’t believe how bad Oklahoma State’s defense is.

Halftime leads have been common for OSU. And just like three times previously in the Big 12 – at Texas, at Baylor and at Kansas – the Cowboys couldn’t keep up. Their own shooting cooled, falling off to 40 percent in the second half. And K-State kept attacking. And scoring.

“I would have never dreamed we could get 90 on them at their place,” Kansas State coach Bruce Weber said. “But other teams have done it.” [NewsOK]

This is a disconcerting stat.

Three questions for 2017

Good stuff from Jake Trotter here on what OSU needs to answer going into the fall …

Oklahoma State has demonstrated gradual improvement up front after a rough couple of seasons along the offensive line. Marcus Keyes is a budding standout at left guard. Zachary Crabtree is a proven player at right tackle. Brad Lundblade will be a three-year starter at center. And Larry Williams was maybe the group’s best blocker before an ankle injury; he’ll be back next season to man the other guard spot. [ESPN]

Isn’t it great that one of our biggest questions is how to replace a singular OL spot? Not something big like QB or LB overhaul or anything like that. But just … find a left tackle.

Pokes face tough duals

OSU gets WVU and South Dakota State this weekend in GIA. That’s going to be rough on Preston Weigel.

Defending Big 12 champion Preston Weigel will face two of the best 197-pound wrestlers in the country when Oklahoma State hosts its second and third conference duals of the season this weekend.

On Friday evening, the Cowboys square off with West Virginia, which will pit the fourth-ranked Weigel against the Mountaineer’s sixth-ranked Jake Smith. On Sunday afternoon, South Dakota State and No. 9 Nathan Rotert make their way to Stillwater, OK. [Flo Wrestling]

Falling apart late

Teams are shooting 97 percent (approximately) from the field against Oklahoma State in the last five minutes of games.

K-State was 7-for-9 shooting from the field over the last 5:27, and the Cowboys saw the Wildcats’ lead stretch to 11 points in the final minutes. After an outstanding first half in which they made 9-of-14 three-pointers and took a 54-51 lead in front of the Gallagher-Iba Arena crowd of 6,673, the Cowboys struggled. They shot just 40 percent and turned the ball over 11 times in the second half.

“Again, 7 of 9 (from the field), how many times have we talked about that at the end of a game? It’s winning time. It’s winning time. We had an opportunity on two drives to take charges and we don’t do that. We’re not making those plays.” [Go Pokes]

Wonder if this has anything to do with it.

OSU/Sports News

The greatest moments of the first 1,000 games in GIA … Looking back at August football predictions … Kaela Edwards wins Big 12 track athlete of the week

I laughed at this. #smallhandstheory

Wow.

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How Louis CK tells a joke (so good) … How the new news website Axios was builtTo Obama, from a conservative … the best Vines of all time (I wept at the dove one).

This is insane.

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