Currently last in the conference standings, Oklahoma State hosted Kansas inside Gallagher-Iba Arena on a chilly Saturday afternoon. Playing with reckless abandon, the Cowboys held an opportunity to pull of the upset late in the second half. However, a series of events unfolded as the Jayhawks kept their regular season title hopes alive with a 72-67 win.
With 4:02 left in regulation, Cam McGriff’s drew the foul on a layup that secured a trip to the charity stripe. Knocking down the free throw, O-State took a 67-64 lead in front of a home crowd as the forward tallied a 19th point in the outing. Minutes later, McGriff fouled out as depth quickly became a major concern.
Unable to muster any offense over the final four minutes of the contest, the Cowboys missed the final five attempts of the game. Forced to put Dedric Lawson of Kansas at the free throw line, one of the Big 12’s best put the Jayhawks up by three.
Looking for the tie, Lindy Waters found the ball in his hands with fourteen seconds remaining in the game. Creating a bit of space, the junior put the ball into the air. Missing the mark all but sealed the fate of the Cowboys who lost a third consecutive contest.