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Offensive drought dooms Bucs 78-65 at Oklahoma State
Saturday, December 08, 2007
The Bucs (4-4) enjoyed their largest lead of the game at 55-49 on a 3-pointer by junior guard Courtney Pigram (
"That's just a seven minute stretch we'd like to forget," said ETSU head coach Murry Bartow, whose team will continue on its five-game road trip with a venture to
The box score looked good for the Bucs in many ways, as ETSU shot 51 percent from the floor and out-rebounded the Cowboys 33-29. However, it was OSU's 40 percent shooting from 3-point range, a six-point advantage at the foul line, and the Bucs' 25 turnovers that were too much to overcome.
In the first half, the Buccaneers took an early 6-4 lead, but the Cowboys didn't let that stand and used a pair of offensive runs to build a lead of as many as 13 points at 28-15 with 10:43 left before the intermission. However, ETSU did not fold and used a 10-0 run of its own to cut the lead to one at 38-37 with just over 1:05 left on the clock. OSU's
The second half saw the Bucs bring the fight to OSU early and often, taking the lead at 41-39 with less than two minutes played in the second period. From there it was back and forth until the Bucs' offense went in the deep freeze.
Along with Pigram, junior forward Kevin Tiggs (
ETSU will play again next Saturday at 7 p.m. on the road at