The Oklahoma State Cowboys dropped a pivotal game Saturday afternoon to the Baylor Bears. With the Iowa State Cyclones coming to town, the Cowboys need to focus up and avoid dropping three consecutive conference games. The last thing the Cowboys need is a distraction. For the second time in a month, freshman guard Stevie Clark became the untimely distraction for the Cowboys. Clark was arrested at 1 a.m. Sunday morning for outraging public indecency, according to newsok.com
No further details have been released at this time. Clark was arrested Jan. 1 for marijuana possession. This would be his third strike in three months. Clark was sent home from the Old Spice Classic for violation of team rules. Clark was two time player of the year at Douglass High School in Oklahoma and is the heir apparent to Marcus Smart.
Following his first arrest on Jan. 1, Clark has only scored 22 points and 10 points in seven conference games. Clark has been in coach Travis Ford’s doghouse since the arrest, and has only played sparingly as a result. He has been unable to get into a rhythm in conference play except for his 10-point performance against West Virginia. Take away the West Virginia game, and Clark has been a non-factor for the Cowboys.
The Iowa State Cyclones are not a deep team by any means, so the potential of Clark missing the game on Monday is not a big blow as far as numbers are concerned. However, Smart is notorious for finding himself in foul trouble. Iowa State has a tendency to get to the foul line more than any other team in the Big 12 Conference. The loss of Clark could be troublesome in the short term, but with three strikes in three months Clark and the Cowboys should have more to worry about moving forward.