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Former Cat Travis Ford is off to fast start at OSU

Travis Ford - photo by Michael Wyke | Tulsa World

- photo by Michael Wyke | Tulsa World

A season and a half ago, — a school accustomed to NCAA Tournament success — hired a basketball coach who had never won an NCAA Tournament game.  , the man who recommended Travis Ford to OSU athletic director Mike Holder, said in a telephone interview last week that it was not a risky hire.  “I never really doubted Travis would be successful there,” Newton said.  Ford celebrated his 50th game on the job when OSU gouged 22nd-ranked Texas Tech 81-52 in a Big 12 opener Saturday night.

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On This Day In UK Basketball History

On February 22, 1969, Dan Issel joined the 1,000-point club.  He did it in 49 games.

 

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