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How Gundy's dancing TikTok debut happened

OSU football coach Mike Gundy danced in a TikTok video with members of the men's basketball team earlier this week. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]
OSU football coach Mike Gundy danced in a TikTok video with members of the men's basketball team earlier this week. [Nate Billings/The Oklahoman]

STILLWATER — Oklahoma State men’s basketball coach Mike Boynton is starting to feel like an old man, even at 38.

So far, he’s kept up with the latest social media trends while recruiting across the country.

Facebook. Twitter. Snapchat. Instagram. Vine.

But he’s missed the craze for TikTok, a video-sharing social media app.

“I don't even know what TikTok is,” Boynton said. “I mean, this is kind of becoming embarrassing a little bit, because I pride myself on kind of still having some relevancy with these guys.”

That’s what made OSU football coach Mike Gundy’s dancing appearance Wednesday in a TikTok video from point guard Avery Anderson III’s account so much fun.

Gundy, who is 14 years older than Boynton, knew all about the app. He even suggested making the video.

“When he asked that, everybody’s eyes just blew up,” Anderson said.

Boynton was unaware Gundy was around the basketball locker room on Wednesday. Gundy was in and out of the locker room until he asked about making the video.

It took three attempts for Gundy to get the dance moves down.

“I was surprised,” Anderson said. “I thought we was going to have to redo it all over again.”

Gundy has never shied from dancing, though. He’s danced multiple times after big football wins.

Anderson was unaware that Gundy isn’t afraid to bust a move.

“That’s tough,” Anderson said.

And pretty hip.

“Coach Gundy’s a pretty cool dude,” Boynton said. “Pretty awesome I get to work in the same department with him.”

Harris out for season

Chris Harris Jr.'s freshman season is over.

Boynton announced Thursday morning that Harris will undergo season-ending left knee surgery on Friday.

“We’ll know more after the surgery in terms of recovery time and all that stuff,” Boynton said.

Harris, a four-star guard from Dallas’ South Garland High, had not played since suffering the injury early against TCU on Feb. 5.

Harris played in 21 games — starting three — and averaged 3.3 points. He made 29.3% of his field goals, including 20.4% from 3-point range.

He did become a key defensive player off the bench for the Cowboys, recording 12 steals.

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