Oklahoma State basketball player dies after team workout

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STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) _Oklahoma State basketball coach Brad Underwood broke down in tears as he remembered player Tyrek (ty-REEK’) Coger, who died Thursday after practice.

Underwood said Friday at a news conference that he was in Las Vegas on a recruiting trip when he learned of Coger’s death Thursday. He says the past two days have been the most difficult of his coaching career.

OSU athletic director Mike Holder says the team will thoroughly examine its practices following Coger’s death.

University spokesman Gary Shutt said the team held a 40-minute workout at Boone Pickens Stadium. The Stillwater NewsPress reports that the temperature was 99 degrees with a heat index of 105 degrees at 5 p.m. Thursday. The 21-year-old Coger was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead at 6:23 p.m.

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