STILLWATER, Okla.(AP) — Tavarius Shine and Mitchell Solomon both set a career-high in points, but Oklahoma State fell to No. 6 Wichita State, 78-66.
Shine scored a career-high 20 points and Solomon added a career-best 17 for OSU (7-2).
Oklahoma State led for most of the first half, but Wichita State closed it with an 8-0 run. Landry Shamet made a 3-pointer in the closing seconds to give the Shockers a 26-23 lead. Oklahoma State did not score for the final 3:04 of the half and didn’t make a field goal for the final 6:09, when Oklahoma State led by eight for its largest advantage before the break.
Lindy Waters (Kiowa/Cherokee) was big in the second half for the Cowboys. He scored all 10 of his points in the second half of this one.
These two teams split the home-and-home series after OSU won, 93-76, in Wichita.
The Cowboys continue to be a strong free throw shooting team. They went 18-21 (86%) from the charity stripe in this one to help keep them in the game. The Cowboys are ranked 14th nationally in free throw shooting with a clip of 78.5.
Oklahoma State: Jeffrey Carroll now has 985 career points. He is only 15 points shy of becoming the 41st Cowboy with 1,000 career points.
Oklahoma State: Plays Florida State in the Orange Bowl Classic on Dec. 16.