OSU Is In Big Dance
Monday, March 12th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6
Tulsa-OSU and OU make travel plans as they prepare for the NCAA tournament.
For OSU it was close, they were one of the final teams penciled in by the selection committee. OSU Coaches and players watched the selection show after practicing yesterday.
They say they can now build on the one positive in a season full of tragedy. Coach Eddie Sutton says it's the proudest he's been of any team he's ever coached.
He said he wouldn't have been surprised if his team folded after the January 27th plane crash which killed 10 people, including two players.
Coach Sutton said, "I think this is what makes it special is these guys pulled together. They did make it happen after making that commitment to
"Down in that crash." each other that they would get into the tournament as an expression of love for the guys that went down in that crash."
OSU is an eleventh seed.
They'll play USC in New York on Thursday.