The Cowboys lose another close one, falling to the No. 1 Kansas Jayhawks 90-85 on Senior Day. It was a rough day to send off Seniors Leyton Hammonds and Phil Forte, but the Jayhawks were just too much for Oklahoma State on Saturday night.
In the first half, Oklahoma State was down by as many as 12 points. After that, the offense got to work going on a 8-0 run, and at the end of the half it was 40-43 Kansas.
In the second half, Kansas’ offense simply wore Oklahoma State down. The Cowboys tried their best going 16-36 from the arc and 7-20 from the 3-point line. Meanwhile Kansas was 18-32 from the arc and 5-11 from the 3-point line. the Cowboys looked to make a comeback but came up short with a final score 90-85.
Jeffery Carroll lead the team with 27 points. He was 9-17 from the arc and 5-11 from the 3-point line. Carroll was a perfect 4-4 from the charity stripe.
Leyton Hammonds and Phil Forte both had “ok” games on their senior night. Hammonds had 10 points on 4-8 shooting, including 2-6 from the 3-point line. Forte had 13 points going 5-11, and only hitting 3-8 from beyond the arch.
We can’t thank these seniors enough for what they’ve done for Cowboy basketball and can’t wait to see what they do in the future. Thanks for the fun!
Jawun Evans also had himself a game scoring 22 points on 7-18 shooting and a perfect 7-7 from the charity stripe.
For Kansas, Frank Mason III scored 27 points on 9-16 shooting including a perfect 6-6 on free throws. Josh Jackson scored 17 points while Devonte Graham added 13.
As it was the last game of the season Cowboy basketball had a message for the fans:
The Cowboys will finish the regular season going 20-11 and 9-9 in Big 12 play. They face Iowa State in the 4 vs 5 game in the Big 12 Tournament on March 9 at 11:30 a.m. at the Sprint Center in Kansas City.
Thanks for the memories 2016-2017 basketball season. Can’t wait for the next one!