Originally Published: Mar 21, 2011 9:11 PM CDT
Its almost like the day that would never end, and yet here we are, courtside in Pullman waiting another 2 hours before tipoff between OSU and Washington State.
At least the Cowboys arrived Saturday, in enough time to get a little acclimated to the pacific time zone. OSUs practices have been ok, not great but not bad leading up to this game. Coaches talk all the time about the little things adding up to big things in determining who wins games, and a big focus for the Cowboys has been on loose balls, scramble plays and gaining or retaining posession. Washington State has been great at that during this season, often finding leading scorer Klay Thompson for easy looks on those types of situations.
Its a late night on the Washington-Idaho border, which means its even later (and eventually early, Tuesday) back in Oklahoma. You may not know until you wake up whether Marshall Moses and Matt Pilgrim stayed out of foul trouble enough to be productive and have an impact on the game, whether 6 days between games helped Keiton Page find a long-range touch, or whether Jean-Paul Olukemi (who was recruited by Washington State and considered signing) was able to beat back the bad road memories accumulated this season.
Are the Cowboys headed back to Stillwater with another game to play? The answer will come, eventually.