A bad first half of basketball on Wednesday night turned into a nightmare of a second half for Oklahoma State as the hosted #15 Texas Tech.
The Red Raiders jumped on the Cowboys in the opening half, ultimately building a 44-23 lead at the intermission. Becoming a team that is known for scraping and fighting until the very end, Mike Boynton’s squad resembled a group of guys who were completely out of gas to start the second half.
Texas Tech started the second half on a 15-0 run and ultimately established a 64-28 lead before finally calling off the dogs for the final ten minutes. Oklahoma State was able to close the gap to a 78-50 final score but the 28-point loss was still the OSU’s second worse loss in the 81-year history of Gallagher-Iba Arena.
Cameron McGriff led the Cowboys in scoring with an 18-point performance on a 6-of-12 shooting performance from the floor. Lindy Waters was the only other OSU player in double figures, with 12 points, as the rest of the team combined for just 17 total points.
The loss was Oklahoma State’s seventh consecutive in conference play, marking just the second time they’ve suffered such a run since the 2013-14 season. It also dropped the Cowboys to 2-9 in the Big 12, marking the sixth consecutive season OSU will finish sup .500 in conference play.