The Cowboys rode into Lawrence, Kansas on a bit of a high note but the top-ranked Jayhawks weren’t having any of the orange & black hype. Winners in three of the last four games, including a massive Bedlam win on Saturday, Oklahoma State had a wave of momentum going into the Big Monday match-up with KU but it takes a lot more than momentum to win at Allen Fieldhouse.
Shooting just 38.5% from the floor (25% from 3-point) OSU trailed Kansas 35-25 at the break and then went on to get routed by 15 points in the second half for an 83-58 final score. Cameron McGriff (16), Lindy Waters (11), and Isaac Likekele (11) all scored in double figures but the Oklahoma State bench only contributed a combined 13 points for the game.
The loss isn’t necessarily a momentum killer for the Pokes. At 14-14 on the season OSU still has some type of post season possibility. They also have a favorable schedule with two of the three remaining games at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
Oklahoma State will host Iowa State on Saturday and then Kansas State next Wednesday before closing out the season with at trip to Texas.
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