On November 4, the College of Charleston men’s basketball team squared off against Big 12 Conference opponent Oklahoma State in front of a packed home crowd.
The Cougars lost to the Cowboys in a blowout, 73-54.
The first half of the game was a tough defensive battle between the two teams.
It was a low scoring game at the beginning of the half with both teams making it hard to score. Oklahoma State double senior guard Grant Riller every chance they had, keeping Riller from getting off to a hot start as usual.
Riller went 4-10 from the field, scoring 12 points in the first half.
The Cougars led in the first half by as much as nine points before OSU went on a 13-4 run to end half, tying the game at 30 a piece.
OSU continued to build off that momentum in the second half.
Oklahoma State took the lead in the second half and didn’t let up.
Their defense was intense the whole half and made it hard for the College to score.
In the second half, the Cougars shot 34.8 percent from the field and 15.4% from beyond the arc.
Oklahoma State guard Thomas Dziagwa was on fire from deep, tying his career high for 3-pointers made in a game with seven.
Senior forward Jaylen McManus scored a career-high 18 points and grabbed four rebounds.
Guard Grant Riller scored 16 points and dished out a season-high eight assists.
This game against Oklahoma State was the last home game the Cougars will have for a while. They go on the road to face Marshall, University of Central Florida and Wake Forest before competing in the Wooden Legacy Tournament in Anaheim, California.
The Cougars will be back home December 8 to face off against Coker University.