Shooting was once again the downfall for Oklahoma State in a 78-57 loss to the No. 19 Texas Tech Red Raiders. The Cowboys shot just 32.1% from the field and 28.6% from the three point line in the loss. A combination of missed layups and wide open looks from the three point line kept OSU from ever climbing back into the game.
Texas Tech jumped out to a 10-0 lead before a pair of free throws from Avery Anderson III got the Cowboys on the scoreboard. Oklahoma State tied Texas Tech at 21-21 with 7:07 remaining in the first half but could never take the lead. The Cowboys trailed the Red Raiders 42-27 at halftime.
The second half didn’t get any better for OSU as the Cowboys were outscored 36-30 and outplayed by Texas Tech throughout the half. Bryce Thompson led Oklahoma State with 14 points and was the only Cowboy to score in double figures. M.A. Moncrieffe contributed nine points off the bench and Moussa Cisse scored eight points on 3-3 shooting. Isaac Likekele, Bryce Williams and Keylan Boone each scored six points in the loss. Anderson III continued to struggle and was held scoreless after his free throws opened the scoring for OSU against TTU.
The Texas two-step continues for Oklahoma State on Saturday afternoon in Waco when the Cowboys take on the top ranked Baylor Bears. Oklahoma State defeated Baylor the last time the two teams got together in last March’s Big 12 Tournament. The schedule eases up a bit after the date with Baylor with a home game against TCU on January 19th before a road test against Texas a few days later.