Hoops Notes: Monds Sent To Locker Room

David Monds was sent to the Cowboy locker room with 10:39 remaining in the first half by head coach Sean Sutton. The Cowboy senior committed his third turnover in just five minutes of play to allow Texas-San Antonio's Andrew Francis a breakaway slam dunk which tied the score 14-14. Sutton immediately called a timeout, and pointed to the locker room.

Monds walked off the court and to the locker room when the Cowboys broke the huddle following the timeout. He did not return the remainder of the night, and spent the second half in the locker room, Sean Sutton said.

The Cowboys played the remainder of the game with just seven players.

"I didn't think that he was ready to play," Sean Sutton said. "He wasn't playing with any passion, and he lacked intensity. I just told him to go to the dressing room. Really in my mind it's no different than being kicked out of practice. So hopefully he'll get his mind right and come back to the practice court and be ready to go tomorrow. This team needs him to elevate his game. He's in a little bit of a funk right now. He's just got to figure it out and come back and show some passion and intensity and play harder."

Homecoming For Ex-Cowboy Brooks Thompson
Texas-San Antonio head coach Brooks Thompson, who played for Eddie Sutton's Cowboys during the 1993-94 seasons, returned to Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday night to a standing ovation from the OSU faithful. Thompson is in his first season as head coach of the Roadrunners.

"It's the only game I've rooted against Oklahoma State in my life," Thompson said. "It's odd sitting over there just listening to the band and listening to the crowd and the cheers that are usually for you. Obviously I think that Oklahoma State has the greatest crowd in the country. Coming in here as not a Cowboy was a little strange, but it was very exciting because you got to see what we put a lot of people through. It was a lot of fun for me."

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