Cowboys Still Seeking First Road Win

If Oklahoma State is to win a road game this season it will have to occur at Texas Tech, in Waco versus Baylor, or Lincoln, Neb., when they face Nebraska. The Cowboys lost their fifth consecutive road contest of the season – and the 10th in their last 11 Big 12 Conference games dating back to last season – on Monday night to the Texas Longhorns, 83-54, at the Erwin Special Events Center in Austin.

The Cowboys, who dropped to 18th in the Associated Press Top 25 earlier Monday, have now lost all five of their true road games this season – by an average margin of 19.2 points. OSU drops to 19-6 overall and 5-5 in Big 12 play with Monday night's loss, and is now in sixth place in the conference standings.

The Cowboys, playing just two days after a double overtime victory over Texas Tech on Saturday, fell behind the Longhorns 6-0 in the game's first three minutes and never got closer than three points the rest of the game. Monday night's nationally televised contest did not come close to resembling OSU's 105-103 triple overtime victory over Texas just four weeks ago in which Mario Boggan (37 points and 20 rebounds) and Kevin Durant (37 points and 14 rebounds) put on a show.

Boggan finished with 16 points (on 7 of 18 shooting from the field) and just three rebounds. Durant finished with 21 points and 14 rebounds.

The Cowboys last three chances to get a road win will be at Texas Tech (Feb. 24), Baylor (March 3) and Nebraska (March 5).

Oklahoma State returns home to Gallagher-Iba Arena – where the Cowboys are 14-0 this season – to face Missouri on Saturday afternoon. The Cowboys and Tigers are scheduled to tip off at 12:30 p.m

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