Having experience matters in college basketball. Following a loss to the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday, though, the Oklahoma State Cowboys are done using a lack of it as an excuse.
Thomas Dziagwa scored 16 points for the Cowboys, having a nice day for himself, but after the game he wasn’t happy.
“Youth is not an excuse anymore,” he said via The AP. “We’ve played enough ballgames. I think it just comes down to guys really digging in and competing and everyone doing their job. We’re at a crossroads where we either have to choose to stay focused and everything, or not. We’ve just got to continue doing our job and going to practice and getting better.”
It’s not just that a lack of experience is hurting them in terms of basketball IQ, as Oklahoma State Cowboys head coach Mike Boynton noted.
“Our lack of discipline on defense at times was very, very disappointing,” Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton said. “We left the ground and fouled guys when we were in pretty good defensive position.”
With the loss, the Cowboys dropped to 6-8 on the season.
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