Cowboy basketball needs help. It won’t come from Isaiah Miranda

Cowboy basketball needs help. It won’t come from Isaiah Miranda

Two on OSU: The Cowboys' propensity for late-season turnarounds is in doubt. Here's another reason why.

Sam Hutchens

By Sam Hutchens

| Jan 18, 2024, 1:00pm CST

Sam Hutchens

By Sam Hutchens

Jan 18, 2024, 1:00pm CST

The losses keep coming for Oklahoma State basketball.

The 8-9 Cowboys are winless in four conference games and have lost a player projected for a big role in the preseason.

Seven-foot-one center Isaiah Miranda has left OSU for what coach Mike Boynton called “personal reasons.” He transferred in as a highly touted recruit and played 16 minutes across three games. The loss is not one of production but of potential (0:53).

Through four Big 12 games, OSU has been outscored 184-94 in the paint.

“We’re taking away 3’s, but obviously we’re getting just annihilated (in the paint),” OSU coach Mike Boynton said. “… They’re making, in many cases, uncontested layups.”

Miranda’s loss ensures there’s no answer for OSU to turn to off the bench. His absence puts an increased emphasis on the other centers on the roster: 6-foot-11 freshman Brandon Garrison and 6-foot-10 senior Mike Marsh. (7:07)

Show highlights:

(00:53) Impact of Isaiah Miranda’s departure

(4:14)  Miranda’s potential popped in preseason practices

(7:07)  How promising freshman Brandon Garrison could benefit

(9:32)  Statistically, OSU has found a groove late in Big 12 play under Mike Boynton

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Director of Content: Mike Sherman

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Sam Hutchens covers Oklahoma State sport for Sellout Crowd. He interned for The Stillwater News Press in 2021 and The Guthrie News Leader in 2022, where he won a first-place OPA award for in-depth reporting. He has also covered sports in southwest Oklahoma for The Lawton Constitution. He strives to tell you the OSU sports stories that you want to tell your friends about. You can email him at [email protected] and connect on Twitter (X) @Sam_Hutchens_

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