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Preview: Cowboys look to end losing streak against TCU

The Cowboys will try to end the longest losing streak in Oklahoma State history in Gallagher Iba tonight.

NCAA Basketball: Oklahoma State at Texas Christian Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Cowboys have had a tough go at it in the last few weeks, currently in the midst of their longest losing streak in program history. They’ll try to end the streak at eight against a TCU squad (KenPom No. 41) that is starting to figure things out tonight in Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Who: TCU (17-8, 5-7 Big 12)

Where: Gallagher-Iba Arena - Stillwater, OK

When: Wednesday Feb. 18, 2019 - 8:00 p.m. CST

TV: ESPNU

Web Stream: WatchESPN

Radio: Cowboy Radio Network / TuneIn

Live Stats: okstate.statbroadcast.com

Injury Report:

Oklahoma State:

Trey Reeves: Out for season (Foot)

TCU:

Lat Mayen (out for season, health issues)

Kouat Noi (ankle)

Projected Starters:

Oklahoma State:

TCU:

G-Alex Robinson (Sr.)

G-Keondric Davis (Fr.)

G-Desmond Bane (Jr.)

F-J.D. Miller (Sr.)

C-Kevin Samuel (R-Fr.)

The Opponent:

NCAA Basketball: Oklahoma at Texas Christian Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

TCU is looking to keep their NCAA tournament hopes alive by rebounding from a loss to OU on Saturday. They’re averaging 75.7 points per game and shooting a pretty good 46.1 percent from the field. From beyond the arc, the Frogs are averaging 34.6 percent this season. They’ve were looking really good before two straight losses to Kansas and as I mentioned earlier, Oklahoma. Desmond Bane will be someone to watch from the field as he’s currently shooting 49.1 percent. Kendric Davis is another one as he’s shooting 44% from the field.

Statistics:

Three Things to Watch For:

Energy:

How much more can this team do? With the three juniors on the floor for much of the game against Texas, you have to wonder how much more they have in them.

Backing down:

Coach Boynton isn’t going to let his team give up. He’s said before “Whatever it is that makes people give up, I don’t have it.”

Fans:

The fans seem to be done with this season. if no one shows up, how will that impact the Cowboys and their willingness to play? It has to be hard to play for basically an empty arena.