It was not a storybook ending for four Baylor seniors on Wednesday night against Oklahoma State as the Pokes used a second half surge to hand Baylor their 2nd-straight loss.
Baylor shot 7 of 28 from the floor in the second half including going just 2 of 13 from three, while Oklahoma State shot 43 percent from the field, and Issac Likekele went off for a game-high 23 points.
Junior Freddie Gillespie said the Bears were a little sluggish in the second half, playing right into the strength of a short-handed Oklahoma State team.
“I think that they have five or six scholarship (players) that they are playing right now,” he said. “Those guys are getting the majority of the minutes, so I think the fact that we came out kind of lethargic, we didn’t know our place with them. On defense, they can basically take a rest break”
Head Coach Scott Drew feels like the lack of second-chance points doomed his team on Wednesday night.
“Not how we drew it up for senior night,” he said. “You look at the stats, and you hold them to 39%, 5-for-29 from 3. We out-rebound them offensively and defensively, (and) you only have 10 turnovers, but the things that stood out to me is why we’ve been successful, is the second-chance points have been huge for us all year, and today for whatever reason, we didn’t have them.”
The Baylor men will now turn their attention to closing out the regular season against Kansas, in Lawrence, on Saturday.