OSU basketball Cowboys await opening of refurbished arena

Monday, October 23rd 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Stillwater-AP) -- Oklahoma State's basketball teams are making due without a gymnasium for a while.

Renovation continues on Gallagher-Iba Arena. The work is supposed scheduled to be finished in time for the O-S-U men to play a game there December 19th.

The men's team has been practicing at night at Stillwater High School.

Coach Eddie Sutton says it's not an ideal situation, but it's the best alternative.

At his annual media day today, Sutton said this is perhaps the least-experienced team he has had. But he says it isn't the least talented.

Sutton has to replace four starters from last year when the Cowboys came within a victory of reaching the Final Four.