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November 30, 2012

BASKETBALL: Injuries continue to plague Cowboy post players

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STILLWATER — Murphy has started in all five games for the Pokes and is averaging 25.6 minutes of action. He is second on the squad in rebounds, averaging 6.8 per game, while contributing a modest 5 points per contest.

“I think he’s handled the opportunity very well,” Ford said. “... A lot of freshmen that would be put into this type of situation may relax a little bit and think it’s easy and go through an entitlement phase. But he hasn’t done that.

“Now he’s got areas he’s got to get better at. But it has nothing to do with him thinking this is easy or that he’s a big shot. What he’s given our basketball team is pretty good.”

Virginia Tech (6-0) could pose a problem for the Pokes. The Hokies have a 6-foot-7 forward in Jarell Eddie, who is averaging 17.5 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. The leading rebounder, Cadarian Raines, stands at 6-9 and is averaging 7.2 boards per game to go with 9 points per contest.

In the front court, 6-3 guard Erick Green leads the Hokies in scoring with 24.3 points per game. Virginia Tech is also getting 12.7 points per game from 6-5 guard Robert Brown.

“They match up with us size by size at every position, which most teams do not as far as our guards are concerned,” Ford said. “Their point guard is as big as ours.”

 

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