Stepping on to the court for the first time this season, Curtis Jones hoped to play a role in ending the a three game skid. Unfortunately, the idea did not goes as planned as the Cowboys dropped a fourth consecutive game. Despite a competitive first half, found themselves suffering a 79-56 defeat at the hands of the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Throughout a majority of the first twenty minutes of play, O-State maintained a slight margin before claiming a 30-23 edge on a Lindy Waters III layup. Retreating toward the defensive side of the court, momentum quickly swirled in the opposite direction. Turning the ball over after surrendering three points set up the opposition for a small surge of scoring. Netting the final nine points of the first half, it was Nebraska taking a 32-30 lead into the locker room.
Coming out of the break, Cameron McGriff and the rest of the Cowboys never recovered. Within the first five minutes of the second half, the opponent had built a double-digit margin. Failing to cut into the lead consistently, the program simply faded into the background.
Yor Anei produced a team high 17-point effort on 7-of-10 from the floor. Getting a bit of help elsewhere, it simply wasn’t enough to keep pace on a night like tonight. Up next, OSU attempts to bounce back with a meeting with UCA on December 21st.