A Perspective After Texas

Thursday, May 26th 2011, 1:32 pm
By: News On 6

Originally Published: Jan 27, 2011 4:38 PM CDT

There&rsquo;s a lot of knee-jerk reaction going on in the wake of Wednesday&rsquo;s loss to Texas at Gallagher-Iba Arena.</p>Here&rsquo;s my take:</p>1.Texas is really good.</p>2.OSU has issues getting consistent play at the point and at the forward position.</p>3.Markel Brown is improving game by game.</p>4.I&rsquo;m not sure who&rsquo;s great in the Big 12 beyond Texas, Kansas, Texas A&amp;M and maybe Missouri.</p>That 4th item is what can give OSU fans hope that Wednesday&rsquo;s result isn&rsquo;t as bad as it may look on the scoreboard.</p>I remember saying to Dave Hunziker off the air just prior to the start of the second half that I hoped the Cowboys wouldn&rsquo;t come out flat.&#160; The atmosphere in the arena was understandably reflective after the ceremony honoring the 10 men lost in the plane crash 10 years ago.&#160; Texas used a good start then, coupled with a fast finish to the end of the first half to control the game.</p>From this point the Cowboys face a game at suddenly alive Texas Tech before hosting Missouri and OU next week.&#160; It&rsquo;s a critical stretch, if not a must-win series then certainly one where OSU needs to play with a strong sense of urgency.</p>And Cowboy fans fearing the worst might ask themselves this question- If the Big 12 puts 6 teams in the tournament, who are the last two in?&#160; Baylor?&#160; Colorado?&#160; Kansas State?&#160; OU?&#160; Texas Tech?</p>There&rsquo;s a lot of basketball left to figure it all out.</p>