Oklahoma State’s NIT run ends vs. Western Kentucky; softball blanked by Tulsa

Welcome to the Thursday edition of our Oklahoma State DieHards  morning roundup, where we take you through the biggest headlines around Oklahoma State athletics.

Oklahoma State’s NIT run ends against Western Kentucky

Oklahoma State’s 2017-18 men’s basketball season ended on Wednesday with a 92-84 loss to Western Kentucky in the National Invitational Tournament quarterfinals.

The Cowboys were a win away from a trip to Madison Square Garden in New York and one home win short of a single-season program record.

The Cowboys were led by senior Kendall Smith, who scored 19 points. Fellow seniors Jeffrey Carroll and Mitchell Solomon were held to 9 and 8 points, respectively, in their final game at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Oklahoma State finished its first season under coach Mike Boynton at 21-15 and 15-6 at home.

Softball blanked by Tulsa

Oklahoma State softball (21-7) lost 2-0 to Tulsa in Stillwater on Wednesday to snap the Cowgirls 12-game winning streak. Emmie Robertson (8-4) took the loss after surrendering 6 hits and 2 runs in five innings worked.

Oklahoma State managed 3 hits in the shutout loss and left 4 on base. Oklahoma State will try to regroup with its Big 12 opener against Iowa State this weekend. Oklahoma State and Iowa State will begin its three-game series at 7 p.m. E Friday in Stillwater. The series continues at 3 p.m. ET Saturda, and concludes at 1 p.m. ET Sunday.

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