Oklahoma State‘s game Saturday afternoon against South Carolina looked like it was going to take the course of the Cowboys’ game against Oklahoma earlier this week. Luckily, it didn’t have the same ending and the Cowboys came away with a 74-70 home win in the Big 12/SEC Challenge to snap a three-game losing streak.
Lindy Waters III had another impressive day with 17 points and three 3-point baskets for OSU (9-11). He also went a perfect 4-for-4 from the charity stripe.
Thomas Dziagwa matched a career-high 19 points along with five 3-pointers and only missing one of the three free throws.
Isaac Likekele was a huge help with six assists.
Yor Anei was impressive on the defensive end of the court with three blocks. He was also fantastic from the glass with 11 total rebounds.
Chris Silva contributed 15 points and nine rebounds and A.J. Lawson scored 12 for the Gamecocks.
Everything the Cowboys needed to go right did.
The game was back and forth for almost the entire time with each team trading baskets with a few runs here and there.
The Pokes went into halftime up 33-28. OSU would get up but the Gamecocks (10-9) would always find a way to bring it back close. Despite that, everything seemed to be going well for the Pokes. OSU head coach Mike Boynton did a great job at using Duncan Demuth and Luke Majors to get his starters some rest.
South Carolina started to figure out what the Cowboys were doing on defense and started the second half hot with a 6-0 run. Then the teams would swap the lead back and forth and trade runs for the remainder of the game until the Pokes were finally able to close it out for a Big 12 win in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.
Oh and also in the second half...
Can confirm that the springs have been replaced in Cam McGriff’s legs.
The Cowboys host Kansas State on Feb. 2 at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater.