While a disappointing end to the season, these Buffs still won their first playoff game since 2010. And with four Buffs starters - Dawkins, Pascale, Erving and Slater — all underclassmen, an even better 2014-15 season seems entirely possible.
“They have a lot of growing up to do — maturing, I should say — physically and mentally,” Zike said of his underclassmen. “That’s something we’re really going to work hard in the offseason to do.”
Durant swept the season series against McAlester, winning all three matchups. The Buffs lost by fewer points in each subsequent game against the Lions.
Durant improved to 12-12 with the win and played Deer Creek in the area consolation championship Saturday. McAlester finished its season 8-17.
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