CRFF - Preview: Oklahoma State hosts No. 24 Texas Tech

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The Cowboys have won two of their past three games.

Oklahoma State seeks back-to-back wins for the first time since November when they host No. 24 Texas Tech on Saturday at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater.

The Cowboys (12-12, 2-9 Big 12) snapped a four-game losing streak Tuesday at Kansas State. Additionally, OSU coach Mike Boynton has now officially defeated every conference opponent at least once.

I would officially like to welcome Yor Anei back to the 2019-20 season after taking a brief hiatus the past few weeks. He looked like early-season Anei against K-State, and that needs to continue if the Cowboys have a chance of winning against Texas Tech.


Who: No. 24 Texas Tech (16-8, 7-4 Big 12)

Where: Gallagher-Iba Arena | Stillwater, Oklahoma

When: Noon | Saturday, Feb. 15

TV: CBS

Streaming: CBS.com

Radio: Cowboy Radio Network / TuneIn

Live stats: okstate.statbroadcast.com

Favorite: TTU 62.6%

All-time series: Cowboys lead 29-20

Previous Result: 85-50 TTU

Projected Starters


Oklahoma State

No. 13 Isaac Likekele

No. 21 Lindy Waters III

No. 1 Jonathan Laurent

No. 12 Cam McGriff

No. 14 Yor Anei

Texas Tech

No. 25 Davide Moretti

No. 3 Jahmi’us Ramsey

No. 0 Kyler Edwards

No. 1 Terrance Shannon Jr.

No. 22 TJ Holyfield

Previous matchup

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That picture above? Pretty good summary of what happened the last time the Cowboys played the Red Raiders. They got smoked by 35 on the road in a packed house. In that game, star Freshman Jahmi’us Ramsey led all scorers with 18. TJ Holyfield was close behind with 17, working the Pokes over in the paint. Four players ended up in double-figures as a balanced scoring attack and aggressive defense made for a long game for OSU fans.

On the flip side, Lindy Waters III was the only player to reach double-digits at 13. McGriff and Anderson III tied for second with 9 followed by Dziagwa 6. Woof.

Texas Tech shot 50%+ (30-55) from the field and 38% (9-24) from deep. They crushed the Pokes on the glass 39-29 and had 20 assists on their 30 made field-goals.

OSU shot 29% (15-52) from the field and 33% (9-27) from three.

Fifteen made field goals. Fifteen.

Anei played just 13 minutes and scored three points. Coming off a huge game against the Cats, his ability to replicate a similar performance this weekend will be key to giving the Cowboys a chance at a win.

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