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Recap: Poor shooting dooms Cowboys in 75-57 loss to Kansas State

Wildcats sink the Cowboys after OSU struggled to shoot the ball in the second half.

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

Box Score | Bring On The Cats

Oklahoma State dropped another Big 12 game to Kansas State in what should have been the biggest loss for the Cowboys in the Mike Boynton era.

Kansas State defeated Oklahoma State 75-57 in a game that wasn’t even that close. The Wildcats led 72-38 before Oklahoma State closed the game out on a 19-3 run.

Oklahoma State trailed Kansas State 30-27 with 3:17 remaining in the first half, but would go cold from that point until they went on their run to end the game. Poor shooting ruined the Cowboys shot at winning this one, but OSU didn’t defend well either.

Kansas State shot 53.1 percent from the field and 55.2 percent from three point range. OSU lacked the energy necessary to get back into the game in the second half after going down 43-27 at halftime.

It’s hard to defend well for 40 minutes against a good team when Boynton is only able to play six guys every night. Outside of the starters and Curtis Jones, Luke Major played four minutes and Duncan Demuth played one. The lack of energy was disappointing after the team had the entire week off following their victory over South Carolina in GIA last Saturday.

Curtis Jones led OSU (9-12, 2-6 Big 12) in scoring with 14 points off the bench. Lindy Waters was the only other double digit scorer for the Cowboys with 12.

Dean Wade led Kansas State (16-5, 6-2) with 24 points and Barry Brown Jr. added 18 of his own. Cartier Diarra had 10 points off the bench.

Although it was a tough afternoon for OSU, better days are ahead. Enjoy this clip of future Cowboy Avery Anderson, a cornerstone piece in one of the best recruiting classes OSU basketball has ever seen.