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Cowboys fall to #6 Jayhawks in conference opener.

The Cowboys have not won a conference opener since the 2015-16 season against TCU.

Syndication: The Oklahoman BRYAN TERRY/THE OKLAHOMAN / USA TODAY NETWORK

The Oklahoma State Cowboys haven’t competed in 17 days. Their game against USC on December 21st was cancelled & their game against Texas Tech was postponed from New Year’s Day to January 13th. So their Big 12 opener was the sixth ranked Kansas Jayhawks who have played two games since December 28th and are one a seven-game winning streak since losing their first game to Dayton back in November.

The Cowboys began the game with a shot clock violation featuring an air ball. The shooting woes would continue on throughout the game, shooting 25 for 70 (35.7%), 4 for 17 from three-point range (23.5%) and 9-13 from the charity stripe.

Despite the poor shooting from Oklahoma State. The Jayhawks also had a poor shooting performance, at one point missing 20 straight shots at the end of the first half. Which was a key part in Oklahoma State tying the game at the end of the first half at 29-29. The Jayhawks also won the rebound battle 50 to 36.

Kansas pulled away in the second half thanks to the performance off the bench from senior David McCormack, who led the team in points with 17 points in 23 minutes.

For the Cowboys Issac Likekele was the best player on the floor, having a double double with 16 points, 12 rebounds in 36 minutes of play. The senior from Arlington, Texas also had three assists and three steals.

The Cowboys drop to 7-5 on the year and are now 0-1 in conference play. Their next game is against the 14th ranked Texas Longhorns at 1pm CT.

One more thing, this sign rules!

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