Cowboys center Philip Jurick, OSU's leading rebounder at 5.8 per game, didn't play Saturday and could miss significant time after suffering a sprained left foot late in the Cowboys' Friday practice.
Jurick traveled with the team and was on crutches, moving slowly.
“The X-rays, they said, were fine,” said Cowboys coach Travis Ford. “He's not moving very good, I can tell you that. He's not moving very good at all. I don't foresee him being back anytime soon. That's my doctor evaluation.”
With a quicker than usual turnaround facing OSU, which travels Monday for a Tuesday game at Texas Tech, Jurick is doubtful for that game, if not more.
“We've got to prepare as if he's not going to be with us for a little bit,” Ford said. “That's the way you've got to look at it.”
If the Cowboys are going to snap their lengthy conference road losing streak — now at 14 games, dating back to Feb. 17, 2010, at Iowa State — Tuesday might offer the best opportunity.
Texas Tech is 0-8 in the Big 12 after losing 63-50 Saturday at Missouri.
The Red Raiders, 7-13 overall, have already lost to the Cowboys in Stillwater. They're 0-4 in league home games, losing by an average of 22.7 points per game.
UP AND DOWN
For Cowboys freshman Le'Bryan Nash, this season has represented a series of ups and downs.
Still, after a 27-point performance against Missouri on Wednesday, in which he carried the Cowboys down the stretch, there was talk of a breakthrough for the highly touted rookie.
The talk was premature.
Nash got off to a strong start against A&M, scoring eight of OSU's first 20 points. But he finished with just 13.
“It's a part of it,” Ford said. “He'll at some point be more consistent. He didn't take a lot of bad shots. Some of the same shots he was taking the other night, just didn't fall. One of those games.”
* Markel Brown didn't start, punishment by Ford for the two technicals Brown drew in the Missouri game, leading to an automatic ejection. Brown entered the game at the 16:57 mark of the first half.
* In recognition of Coaches vs. Cancer, Ford and his coaching staff wore black-and-white Nike sneakers with their suit-and-tie look.
* The Aggies shot 58.3 percent from the floor, a Big 12 season high for them.