Cowboys’ Penn to miss rest of season

Oklahoma State point guard Ray Penn will miss the rest of the

season to allow a stress reaction in his right knee to heal.

Penn had missed four straight games before he came back and

played 24 minutes in a loss to Texas Tech last weekend. But he was

on crutches again for the Cowboys’ 97-76 win over Oklahoma on

Saturday.

OSU coach Travis Ford says Penn is “done for the year …

(and) preparing for next year already.” The freshman had started

15 of Oklahoma State’s first 18 games this season and was averaging

7.8 points and three assists.

Ford says Penn will not need surgery.

“It just didn’t respond well,” Ford said. “It’s to the point

now where we want him to be one of the best point guards in the

league next year, so we’re going to try to get him prepared for

that and not take any chances.”