Cowboys Remember the Ten, Fall to Baylor
On an emotional night inside Gallagher-Iba Arena, Oklahoma State remembered the ten lives lost in the OSU men’s basketball basketball plane crash 15 years to the night.
OSU opened GIA early to allow fans, family and friends to come inside and leave flowers and remember the victims.
Before the game, the current Cowboys spent time at the memorial as well to honor the victims.
OSU squared off with Baylor wearing the same jerseys the team wore back in 2001 when the tragedy took place.
The night featured former head coach Eddie Sutton and other friends and family of the victims.
On the floor, the Cowboys had a solid first half leading the 17th ranked Bears by five at the half.
But in the second half, OSU turned the ball over nine times. Tauren Prince led all scored with 17 while Rico Gathers and Lester Medford also finished in double-figures.
Leyton Hammonds scored 12 points for OSU and stud freshman Juwan Evans added nine points and a career high 10 assists.
Evans had a chance to cut the Baylor lead to one with under a minute to go, but missed a contested layup which Baylor turned into two points off of free throws and a 69-65 win.
Oklahoma State fell to 10-10 on the season and 2-6 in conference play. Next up for the Cowboys is Auburn on the road this Saturday in the Big12/SEC Challenge.