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Daily Bullets (January 30)

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Bedlam hoops tonight. OSU hasn’t won there since the W Administration. Like, the first one.

Can The Pokes Win Bedlam?

While Oklahoma State’s recent futility in Bedlam — seven consecutive losses entering Monday’s 8 p.m. tip at the Lloyd Noble Center — is OSU’s longest losing streak in the series since 1986, the slump in Norman is 12 games long. The last Cowboys team to win on OU’s home court — in a 65-52 romp on Feb. 16, 2004 — eventually went to the Final Four.

“Everyone is aware we haven’t played well and we’ve honestly just kind of got it handed to us pretty well in Norman since I’ve been here,” Forte said. “We’re aware that’s a game we haven’t had too much success with, and I know OU lost (Saturday) but that game’s very misleading. They’ve been playing well going into (Saturday) and we know they’re a very young, very talented team. They can score the ball so well.” [Tulsa World]

Every game from here on out will be big for getting in the NCAA Tournament, but you probably have to win this one to have a chance. This isn’t a “well they can lose it and still probably get in” game.

Signing Day Can Be Messy

In the fall of 2014, Jaylon Lane was a four-star rated cornerback from Nacogdoches (Texas) High School committed to Oklahoma State. Following a November arrest where Lane allegedly had a physical confrontation with a teacher and evaded police, he enrolled at Independence (Kan.) Community College.

Two seasons later, Lane developed into Scout’s seventh-ranked junior college cornerback in the nation. The major college offers poured in — Oregon State, New Mexico and UCLA included — but it was Texas Tech that ultimately landed Lane’s signature. [NewsOK]

I didn’t realize Lane was headed to Tech. Although with that defense, they’re not really in a position to pick nits.

Henderson Gone, Finefeuiaki Stays

An update on the Cowboy Back position. Baylor flipped Tyler Henderson, but Sione Finefeuiaki (an OP.com nightmare of a last name if I’ve ever seen one!) sounds solid.

The mystery with the Cowboy back visitors this weekend was with Texas high schooler Tyler Henderson, but it was expected to be smooth sailing with College of San Mateo prospect Sione Finefeuiaki and it was.

“The visit went well and I really liked it,” Finefeuiaki said and also told us that his host this weekend was defensive tackle Vili Leveni. “We toured Stillwater and the Oklahoma State campus and saw all the facilities. I’m excited about coming to school here. I will sign on Wednesday morning and be back in the summer.” [Go Pokes – $]

What’s Up With Tramonda Moore?

Good work by Jenni Carlson here.

“Oklahoma State has always been in my corner since Day 1,” Moore said, adding that the Cowboys were his first scholarship offer.

On Signing Day, Moore still had a chance to get eligible. It was a long shot, but it was mathematically possible. And because of the way OSU stood beside him, Moore wanted to do right by the Cowboys. Even though he signed with Independence in April, he went to summer school and even took the ACT one last time in June.

“I was disappointed in myself,” Moore said. “I know a lot of fans were disappointed that I had to go (the junior college) route because I didn’t handle my business in high school. [NewsOK]

One commenter said it best the other day: Tramonda Moore’s recruitment is like Perry Ellis’ college career.

How Marcus Arroyo uses Social Media

This is actually probably a good strategy for most businesses/entities.

Showing off his catch to a following of potential future Cowboys was keeping consistent with a simple philosophy: “Did they flip through your Twitter and think it’s sweet,” Arroyo said last July, “or not?” [NewsOK]

Here’s the Insta post referenced in the article, by the way. Sweet catch.

#okstate #happy4th #steamboatsprings 23" on a dry fly! ?????

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OSU and NCAA Notes

OU is trying to solve its background check issues (I don’t even have a joke) … Where are the top 10 recruits in the state a year later?

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