OSU and Wichita State renew basketball series

Oklahoma State and Wichita State have announced a two-game basketball series that will have the programs facing off in Wichita in 2016 and Stillwater in 2017.

The Cowboys will face the Shockers at Intrust Arena, a 15,004-seat venue in downtown Wichita, on Dec. 17, 2016. WSU will return to Gallagher-Iba Arena on Dec. 9, 2017.

“Greg Marshall has done a tremendous job of elevating the Wichita State program to the national spotlight, and we’re excited to start this series,” said Oklahoma State head coach Brad Underwood. “To play such a quality opponent in a first-class arena just two hours down the road will not only help the development of our program on the court, but will give our fans the opportunity to cheer us on in person.”

Oklahoma State has taken four of the last five meetings against the Shockers, although the two programs haven’t played since a 68-58 Cowboy win in Wichita on Dec. 21, 2002. Overall, the Cowboys lead the series, 29-8, including a 14-5 mark in Wichita. OSU is 15-2 against WSU in Stillwater.