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Daily Bullets (Mar. 8): Cold Shooting Leads to Big Win, Battle for the Nine Seed Looms

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(Spring) football is back next week, looking forward to reports out of Stillwater of emerging players. 


Bullets Rundown

• Cold shooting night equals a big win in Waco
• The Freshmen fighters carried the Pokes
• Winner takes second-to-last on Saturday


OSU Bullets

• One of the craziest things about Wednesday night’s win in Waco was OSU’s shooting numbers.

Thomas Dziagwa, the Big 12’s best 3-point shooter, made just three of 13 shots. Lindy Waters, darn near Dizzy’s equal as an outside shooter, made three of 11. McGriff made two of nine. Curtis Jones made two of seven. The Cowboys collectively made just five of 29 3-point shots.

The odds of OSU winning in Waco were long. The odds of OSU winning in Waco by making just five of 29 long balls were astronomical. [NewsOK]

I’m starting to think that more often than not, the unlikely party will win a men’s basketball or football game between OSU and Baylor.

• Given what didn’t happen (OSU hit threes) on Wednesday night, what was the quality, the characteristic that pulled the Pokes through?

They keep fighting. That epitomized Likekele and Anei on Wednesday (and always). Two dudes who don’t know any better than to let it ride for the entire season, even a terrible one like this one. It came at the right time, too, because no matter what happens over the next week, this team (and us as fans) will be able to take that performance into the offseason and have something to dream on for 2019-20. [PFB]

You put a serious blue-chip talent around guys that play like that and you’re in business.

The Pokes are playing for pride (and avoiding a program lowlight) when they tip off against West Virginia tomorrow.

No. 9 seed: Oklahoma State or West Virginia

It’s straightforward: The winner of Saturday’s 3 p.m. game gets the ninth seed and plays TCU on Wednesday. The loser finishes 10th and plays OU.

No. 10 seed: Oklahoma State or West Virginia

OSU has never finished last in the Big 12. [NewsOK]

• It’s no surprise that Yor Anei sits only behind a couple of guys for his block numbers this season – moves like this look like Andre Williams.

• Boynton hit the road after getting a big win over the Baylor Bears.

Mike Boynton doesn’t waste anytime basking in the glow of OSU’s nice road victory last night against Baylor. He’s already back on the recruiting trail, as Rivals.com’s Corey Evans reports that Boynton was in to see four-star prospect Christian Brown today. [PFB]

This felt like when Boynton went over to Tulsa to recruit the Boone twins after beating West Virginia.

• LSU’s basketball coach caught discussing a pay-for-player situation


Non-OSU Bullets

• This is why I’m all in on OKC’s Steven Adams

• You could tell me this isn’t PC but I love the reasons why this boy chose not to wrestle a girl with accomplishment on the line

• The religion of workism – not a faith-based piece (in my usual form at least)

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