Daily Bullets (January 27) | Pistols Firing

Struggles in the Second Half

Head Cowboy Mike Boynton gave some details around what’s going wrong in the second half of Cowboy basketball games.

“I’ve tried to put my finger on it,” said head coach Mike Boynton. “We’re giving up way too many offensive rebounds in the second halves of games. One thing that really stands out are almost two times as many offensive rebounds are given up in the second half versus what we’re giving up in the first half.

But, I think Oklahoma had 20 offensive rebounds in the second half in the game here last Saturday and that was at home. So, it wasn’t like it was a home-road thing. We’re not playing as aggressively and most of the numbers indicate that it’s the defensive end. The other team’s 3-point percentages are much higher, we’re fouling more and teams are getting way too many easy baskets. [GoPokes $]

The piece outlined how the Pokes are currently 283rd in college basketball at defensive rebounds – hemorrhaging offensive rebounds leads to loads of easy buckets.

I don’t know if you get Big Mitch and Sima on a treadmill to build their legs for the second half but some variation of “Sutton breaking out the football pads” could be in line if the issue persists.

Super Seniors

Yet even more hyperbole has spilled out of southern Alabama where James Washington continues to turn heads at the Senior Bowl.

Well, Pro Football Focus’ (PFF) Josh Liskiewitz is scouting the Senior Bowl for his 10th consecutive year, and he says there are two elite receivers there like he’s never seen before.

“This year’s event could feature two of the top receivers taken off the board … as Colorado State’s Michael Gallup and Oklahoma State’s James Washington are … likely the two best senior receivers at the Senior Bowl in the last decade,” Liskiewitz wrote. [BaltimoreRavens.com]

While ESPN’s Mel Kiper doesn’t see Washington going in the top half of the first round, ProFootballFocus has him going 13th in their latest mock draft.

OSU and NCAA Notes

James Washington and Dez Bryant on the same team?….TulsaWorld breaks down the Arkansas matchup….A comical guide to the eight months of CFB offseason….1995 Nebraska and the myth of championship recruiting….Get Arkansas ‘ coach Mike Anderson’s thoughts on today’s game

College basketball is so much fun.

Another 2o point game from Carroll would be massive today.

Gosh what a catch.

From terrible to absolutely disastrous.

Slick digs here for Cowgirl Softball.

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