All but one team in the Big 12 has been dealt a home loss by Oklahoma State seniors Jeffrey Carroll and Mitchell Solomon.
Iowa State is the only team yet to lose at home to the duo, but Carroll and Solomon still have one more shot at beating the Cyclones in Ames, Iowa.
If the Pokes take care of business at Hilton Coliseum, Carroll and Solomon will become the first Cowboy players to win at every conference foe’s home venue since 1954.
These 2 Cowboy seniors can accomplish something tomorrow night that hasn’t been done by an #okstate player since 1954 – earn a win in every conference venue over their career. #letswork pic.twitter.com/hH0wKUGQjI
— Cowboy Basketball (@OSUMBB) February 26, 2018
What was happening in 1954? Former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower was still in office. Gas went for less than a quarter and movie tickets less than a dollar. Hank Iba was still Oklahoma State men’s basketball’s head coach and only a decade removed from the Cowboys’ pair of national championships in 1945 and 1946. And the Pokes were still a part of the Missouri Valley Conference.
Times have changed, and it would be a remarkable feat for any player to achieve in modern college basketball, especially as tough as the Big 12 is.
Carroll and Solomon have been essential to the Cowboys’ recent success on the road, including rare road wins at Kansas this season and at Oklahoma last season.
Oklahoma State and Iowa State will square off at 7 p.m. ET, Tuesday, on ESPNU.
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