Cowboys Begin March Madness Journey In Omaha

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The Oklahoma State men's basketball team takes the practice courts for the first time, in Omaha, to prepare for the NCAA tournament on Thursday, March 19.

OSU will make the program's third straight appearance in the NCAA tournament on Friday, March 20.

The Cowboys face off with the University of Oregon for the second time in The Big Dance over the last three years.

Oregon will take the practice court's first inside the CenturyLink Center, in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, at 4:25 p.m. CT on Thursday.

The Pokes practice a little over a hour after the Ducks, from 5:55-6:35 p.m.

It will be the third time the two schools have faced off, in the two previous games the Ducks won 68-55.

Oregon returns no players from their 2013 tournament win over the Pokes.

The Ducks are also making their third straight appearance in the NCAA tournament, a program first.

OSU head coach Travis Ford will attempt to win his first tournament game since his first year on the job in Stillwater, in 2008.​

Since taking over the Cowboy's program, Ford is 1-4 in the NCAA tournament.

Friday's game marks OSU's 27th NCAA tournament appearance.

Tip off is set for approximately 5:50 p.m. CT on Friday and will be broadcast on TBS.




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