WICHITA (TNS) — Wichita State will continue its battles against the Big 12 in nonconference play.
The Shockers announced on Monday they have finalized a four-year men’s basketball series with Oklahoma State, as the two sides will alternate hosting starting next season with WSU playing the Cowboys on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater.
While it’s not a true home-and-home because OSU will play at Intrust Bank Arena in 2020, it’s close. WSU has the option to play its 2022 home game at either Koch Arena or Intrust Bank Arena.
This season will prove to be a brief hiatus to the rivalry, as the two sides have played each other the last two seasons with OSU having won at Intrust Bank Arena in 2016 and the Shockers returning the favor with a victory last December in Stillwater, their first at Gallagher-Iba Arena since 1957.
“We’ve had a good two-year series with them,” WSU coach Gregg Marshall said. “Both teams won on the other’s home court. It’s a drive. They’ve got great basketball tradition and Mike Boynton is a very dynamic, young coach. It’s good to lock them up for a four-year series.”
Although it wasn’t an official game, WSU and OSU did play earlier this month in a closed scrimmage that WSU won. The series dates back to 1934 with OSU leading the series 30-9.
WSU’s 2019-20 schedule also includes return visits from Oklahoma and VCU in December of 2019.
WSU-OSU series dates
Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019: Wichita State at Oklahoma State (Gallagher-Iba Arena)
Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020: Oklahoma State at Wichita State (Intrust Bank Arena)
Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021: Wichita State at Oklahoma State (Gallagher-Iba Arena)
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022: Oklahoma State at Wichita State (TBD)