Oklahoma State’s 24th-ranked men’s basketball team had a bad shooting night, but stayed in the game before losing to number 9 Kansas 67-57 on Tuesday night at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas.
The Cowboys shot just 31 percent from the field, and made just 3-of-16 from three-point range.
The Jayhawks dominated the glass, outrebounding OSU 43-26.
OSU only got three points from the bench, and had just two players score in double figures.
Le’Bryan Nash led the Cowboys with 21 points.
Phil Forte added 18 points and was 9-for-9 from the free throw line.
Fouls were another Cowboy problem.
OSU committed 29 fouls, giving Kansas 46 free throw attempts.
The Cowboys led in the first half before a Jayhawk run gave them a 32-28 lead at halftime.
Kansas built the lead to 11 in the second half before winning by 10.
Oklahoma State falls to 12-4 overall, 2-2 in the Big 12 play.
The Cowboys visit Norman to face Oklahoma in the first round of Bedlam on Saturday night at 6:00.