Oklahoma State’s 89-82 loss at Iowa State on Tuesday night extended its season long-losing streak to six games. The Cowboys played the Cyclones tight throughout the game, getting outscored by two points in the first half and then five in the second, but close isn’t the desired goal. A win is what the team and fanbase is looking for.
The Cowboys committed a season-low eight turnovers against the Cyclones, but were out-rebounded 39-30 and allowed Iowa State to shoot 51% from the field.
It seems that even though Oklahoma State shows improvement in different areas from game to game, the end result on the scoreboard remains the same. It also didn’t help that OSU had absolutely no answer for Iowa State’s 6-foot-8 forward Solomon Young who scored a career-high 27 points.
“My boy looked like Shaq today,” said Cyclones guard Tyrese Haliburton on Young’s performance.
Mike Boynton even admitted the Cowboys didn’t have an answer for Young.
“I quite honestly thought the difference in the game, the key to the game was Solomon Young,” Boynton said. “He gave us a different look that we obviously didn’t have an answer for most of the night.”
As the only team in the Big 12 without a conference win, frustration has spilled over to the fanbase.
The Cowboys step out of conference to play Texas A&M on Saturday.
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