The Colorado Buffaloes men’s basketball team needs to get off to good starts if they want to win away from Boulder.
In Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, they did the exact opposite.
CU fell into an early 11-0 hole and never recovered as they lost to the Oklahoma State Cowboys 90-78 at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
The loss marked the 31st straight Big 12 Conference road defeat for Colorado, whose last conference road win came against these very same Cowboys when they won 80-78 on Jan. 21, 2006. The loss also stretched CU’s road losing streak against Division I opponents to 23 games and dropped them to 10-8 overall and 1-3 in conference play.
Meanwhile, OSU remained perfect (10-0) at home with the victory and improved to 14-4 overall, 2-2 in the Big 12.
Junior guard James Anderson, who averaged 21.6 points per game entering the contest, led the Cowboys with 26 points and junior forward Marshall Moses added 20 points and 18 rebounds. The Buffaloes were outrebounded 38-23, the fourth straight game they’ve been outrebounded by at least 10.
Freshman guard Alec Burks, who leads all Big 12 freshmen in scoring, led CU with a career-high 24 points while senior guard Dwight Thorne II added 15 off the bench. Burks remains the only true freshman in D-I to score in double figures in every game this season.
The Buffaloes will next head to College Station, Texas to face the Texas A&M Aggies at 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
Contact CU Independent Staff Writer David Starcer at David.email@example.com.