The Oklahoma State Cowboys might not be synonymous with college basketball, but head coach Mike Boynton is actively trying to change that. In fact, he has admitted his decision to schedule a brutal non-conference docket had a lot to do with being better during Big 12 play.
Following a victory over Texas A&M-CC on Saturday — and, yes, there’s irony — the Oklahoma State coach said (via The AP), “That was the purpose of this schedule. When Iowa State comes here next week with a 6-foot-6 point guard, it won’t be anything we haven’t seen before. We’ve played size and talent, against great teams and great coaches. We shouldn’t be caught off guard by what we’ll see in the next two months.”
With the victory, the Oklahoma State Cowboys improved to 6-6 on the season. While jokes can be made about Boynton making that statement following Saturday’s game, the Cowboys have played a tough non-conference schedule, playing multiple programs from power conferences.
Next up for the school is the start to the aforementioned Big 12 slate. The Cowboys will begin their conference journey against the Iowa State Cyclones on Wednesday.
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