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Oklahoma State basketball: Cade Cunningham, Rondel Walker to miss game against Baylor

STILLWATER — Oklahoma State superstar Cade Cunningham will not play against No. 2-ranked Baylor on Saturday, a source close to Cunningham told The Oklahoman.

Cunningham, the Cowboys’ star freshman, warmed up early Saturday, but left the court during warmups alongside freshman Rondel Walker.

Neither returned for warmups. 

Eleven minutes before tipoff, OSU announced both would miss the game.

Sophomore Kalib Boone was set to start in Cunningham’s place.

OSU has not played since upsetting Kansas on Jan. 12 due to a positive COVID-19 test and contact tracing. The Cowboys resumed practice Wednesday and got the all-clear after testing Friday.

Only eight players suited up for the Cowboys, who were already without Chris Harris Jr. (knee), Donovan Williams (knee) and Ferron Flavors Jr. (finger).

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Oklahoma State's Cade Cunningham (2) celebrates a 3-point basket next to Kansas' Marcus Garrett (0) during the men's college basketball game between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Kansas Jayhawks at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

Oklahoma State's Cade Cunningham (2) celebrates a 3-point basket next to Kansas' Marcus Garrett (0) during the men's college basketball game between the Oklahoma State Cowboys and the Kansas Jayhawks at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. [Sarah Phipps/The Oklahoman]

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