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Oklahoma State Drops Fourth Big 12 Road Game With 89-75 Loss to No. 10 Texas

January 24, 2023
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Oklahoma State struggled down the stretch they fall to 0-4 on the road in Big 12 play with an 89-75 loss to No. 10 Texas.

With the loss, the Cowboys move to 11-9 overall on the season, 3-5 in Big 12 play.

It was John-Michael Wright and Kalib Boone who led the way for the Pokes, with each scoring 18 points apiece. Boone finished the game going 8-of-9 from the field, 2-of-2 from the free throw line, with four rebounds and two blocks. Wright dropped the most points he’s scored since Jan. 2 when he scored 11 against WVU, but his 18 marked the second-most for him this season. He went 6-of-16 from the field, 4-of-10 from 3-point range, and 2-of-3 from the free throw line.

Avery Anderson III fouled out having played 24 minutes. He finished the game with six points and matched a career-high nine assists.

The Pokes combined for 42% from the field, 31% from 3-point range. However, rebounds, fouls and turnovers proved quite costly for the Pokes as they were outrebounded 41-27, 27-16 on the defensive end, while committing 26 team fouls and 16 turnovers, with the Longhorns scoring 20 points on the turnovers. The Pokes did, however, force 18 UT turnovers, but weren’t able to take advantage as they scored just 11 points going the other way.

Bit of a rough start for the Pokes as they committed two-straight turnovers on two-straight possessions. That, however, was turned around by Kalib Boone as he put the Pokes up by two, 4-2, on two strong back-to-back dunks.

The Cowboys had to call a timeout nearly seven minutes into the game following an 8-0 run by the Longhorns, which was coupled by a near-three-minute scoring drought. Out of the break, Bryce Thompson turned the ball over, leading to a quick three by Carr, putting the Horns up 17-6 with 12:45 left in the half.

John-Michael Wright snapped an 11-point Texas run with his first bucket of the game, a 3-pointer, which cut the deficit back down to single digits, 17-9. Chris Harris also hit a three for his first bucket of the game, making it a 19-12 ball game with just over 11 minutes left in the first half. A few minutes later, the Cowboys cut the game to just four points, 24-20, following an assists from Avery Anderson III to Boone. Anderson III finished the first have with seven assists.

The Cowboys cut their deficit to just three a few minutes later following a defensive rebound by Thompson, leading to a fast break dunk, and a fast break bucket by Thompson, making it 33-30.

Despite making it a three-point game with 4:33 left, the last bucket the Pokes hit of the half was a free throw by Tyreek Smith at the 3:31 mark as the Pokes entered the break trailing by eight, 40-32, and riding a 3:31 scoring drought, making it more than seven minutes without a bucket in the first half for the Pokes.

Wright hit his third bucket of the game less than a minute into the second half with another 3-pointer, making it a 10-point game after two UT buckets and a free throw.

Anderson hit his first bucket of the game roughly three minutes into the second half, which was immediately followed up by his second bucket to give him four quick points.

Fouls continued to be an issue for the Pokes into the second half as they matched their first half total of 10 before the halfway more of the second half.

The Cowboys went only another three minute scoring drought seven minutes into the second half, which was started by a 3-pointer from Thompson and ended with another strong dunk by Boone. A minute later, Boone made it another eight point game with an and-one making it 61-53.

With each OSU bucket, Texas seemingly had an answer as they kept at least an eight-point lead for a good portion of the middle part of the second half.

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Oklahoma State Drops Fourth Big 12 Road Game With 89-75 Loss to No. 10 Texas

413 Views | 3 Replies | Last: 6 days ago by Joe Khatib
RowdyRawhide
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Coming up, I see a win at Norman and home wins against the Frogs and the Red Raiders. We then probably

lose on the road to Iowa State and TCU, but beat K-State and the Baylor Bears at home. Road wins at Morgantown and Lubbock get us to 11-7 in conference action and into the Big Dance!

We beat the Saint Louis Billikens in the first round and ultimately reach the Sweet 16.

Get your heads up Cowboy fans!
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RowdyRawhide said:

Coming up, I see a win at Norman and home wins against the Frogs and the Red Raiders. We then probably

lose on the road to Iowa State and TCU, but beat K-State and the Baylor Bears at home. Road wins at Morgantown and Lubbock get us to 11-7 in conference action and into the Big Dance!

We beat the Saint Louis Billikens in the first round and ultimately reach the Sweet 16.

Get your heads up Cowboy fans!
That's one hell of a look into the future! lol
Joe Khatib
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RowdyRawhide said:

Coming up, I see a win at Norman and home wins against the Frogs and the Red Raiders. We then probably

lose on the road to Iowa State and TCU, but beat K-State and the Baylor Bears at home. Road wins at Morgantown and Lubbock get us to 11-7 in conference action and into the Big Dance!

We beat the Saint Louis Billikens in the first round and ultimately reach the Sweet 16.

Get your heads up Cowboy fans!
You're Drunk or High or Both!!!
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