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Recap: Cowboys get first conference win, beat Texas 61-58

The Cowboys end a two-game losing skid with a win in GIA.

NCAA Basketball: Texas at Oklahoma State Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

Like the past three matchups of these two teams, this one came down to the wire. The Cowboys would come out on top in this one 61-58.

You wouldn’t have guessed that’s how it would end going into halftime though. Oklahoma State would take a 39-22 lead into the locker room. It was all Cowboys. Lindy Waters was having a night with 14 points, four 3-pointers and six boards. He had one of the best games he had all season when it really counted.

Everything was working, the Cowboys were over 50% from three-point range thanks to an unstoppable Lindy Waters, it seemed like they were getting every loose ball and offensive rebound.

Texas didn’t make a single 3-pointer in the first half. That would make a huge difference in this game. The Oklahoma State defense in the first half wouldn’t allow Texas to get many open looks from beyond the arc.

Maurice Calloo showed us why Mike Boynton has been so hyped on him tonight, playing a great game even though he only had 2 points to show for it. He had 5 rebounds and and assist. He looked like he belonged on the court tonight.

Cam McGriff would be the other Cowboy with a double-digits point total with 10 points to end the night.

Then enter the second half and Michael’s secret stuff seemed to have been take away from the Cowboys.

Texas finally found their rhythm and started to get hot. Kelvin Roach hit the first trey of the night for Texas at just the right time. He would have the highest point total for Horns on the night. The Cowboys on the other hand would go on a 7-minute scoring drought until Lindy Waters would make another trey with 5 minutes and 15 seconds left in the game to give the Cowboys a 56-57 lead. Oklahoma State would then go cold for the last 12:47 of the game. Until the Horns would foul Likekele for the Pokes’ last points of the game. They would score five buckets total in the second half. Somehow that wouldn’t cost them the game.

Next up the Cowboys will take on West Virginia in Morgantown.