STILLWATER, Okla. —
Fortunately for Murphy, Cobbins has still be vocal while sidelined for a month and has been helping the freshman forward.
“When practice started, as a young player when coaches yell at you or get on you, you seem to get down. But he just gave me tips on how to take it and how to change things and get through adversity,” Murphy said. “As an older player, he’s really helping me get through some things a freshman would normally go through.”
But with the Zips averaging nearly 40 rebounds per game, the Cowboys understand it will also take the guards crashing the glass if they are to find some balance in rebounding.
“Michael was one of our big, key rebounders and with him out that kind of gives us a little stress on the rebounding end,” freshman guard Marcus Smart said. “So the guards are going to have to come in and pick up a little bit of slack.”