Oklahoma baseball team: 'We don't want to be the Dallas Mavericks of college baseball'
09:45 AM CDT on Thursday, May 27, 2010
Oklahoma's Big 12 tourney opener against Kansas was delayed by rain on Wednesday. That doesn't mean there wasn't anything newsworthy coming from the Sooners, though.
OU third baseman Garrett Buechele had an interesting quote to the Norman Transcript that could open some old wounds for Mavericks fans.
“You can be good in the regular season all you want, but we don’t want to be the Dallas Mavericks of college baseball; it's not something that we’re interested in,” he told the paper. “We’re looking to go deep in the postseason. It starts with the Big 12 tournament.”
The Mavericks lost in the first round of this year's NBA playoffs. Their season ended in similar fashion in the 2007 and 2008 playoffs. In 2009 they made the conference semifinals before losing to the Nuggets, 4-1. The Mavericks haven't even stretched a series to seven games in the past four seasons.
Buechele is a sophomore from Arlington Lamar High School.