Oklahoma vs. Kansas State: Full Game Preview

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Oklahoma vs. Kansas State: Full Game Preview
Oklahoma
(12-3, 3-2 away)
(16) Kansas State
(14-2, 11-0 home)
Venue: Bramlage Coliseum
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, January 19, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Oklahoma R Osby 13.7 R Osby 6.3 S Grooms 2.6
Kansas State R McGruder 15.3 T Gipson 6.0 A Rodriguez 4.3

On Saturday, No. 16 Kansas State plays host to Oklahoma at Bramlage Coliseum. It gets started at 4:00 EST and you can catch it on Big 12 Network. The Wildcats are 2-3 against the Sooners over the last four years. They lost 63-60 the last time they played (1/28/2012).

Kansas State is tied with Oklahoma for the 1st spot in the conference.

The Wildcats got past TCU 67-54 on January 16th with the help of 21 points and 5 rebounds from Rodney McGruder. He leads the team with 15.3 points per game and 1.2 steals per game. For the Sooners, Buddy Hield put up 16 points and 7 rebounds in the 81-63 blowout of Texas Tech on January 16th. He averages 9.3 points per game in addition to a team-best 1.3 steals per game.

Oklahoma StatSmack

  • Kansas State can actually jump, with more rebounds (41.2 per game vs 36.8 per game) than Oklahoma this season.
  • Obviously, AP Voters agree that Kansas State is superior to Oklahoma (Latest AP Poll: #25 vs Not Ranked).
  • Kansas State has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (0.709 to 0.570).
  • The Kansas State scoring leader (Rodney McGruder) has more points than the Oklahoma scoring leader (Romero Osby).
  • The Kansas State rebounding leader (Thomas Gipson) has more rebounds than the Oklahoma rebounding leader (Romero Osby).
  • Kansas State is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Kansas State is 215 lbs compared to 208 lbs for Oklahoma.
  • The Kansas State blocks leader (Jordan Henriquez) has more blocks than the Oklahoma blocks leader (Romero Osby).
  • Angel Rodriguez is ranked 8th in the Big 12 in assists.
  • Will Spradling is ranked 7th in the Big 12 in three-pointers and 9th in the Big 12 in assists.
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Kansas State currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (960 to 956) than Oklahoma, per the NCAA.
OU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Romero Osby 24 14 6 1 1 1 1
B Buddy Hield 25 9 5 2 1 0 2
B Steven Pledger 26 11 3 1 1 0 1
B- Amath M`Baye 23 10 6 1 1 1 2
C+ Je`lon Hornbeak 23 6 3 2 1 0 2
C+ Cameron Clark 17 7 3 1 1 0 1
C A. Fitzgerald 17 6 3 0 1 1 1
C Isaiah Cousins 18 3 2 2 1 0 1
C Sam Grooms 18 2 2 3 0 0 1
D+ Tyler Neal 8 1 2 0 0 0 0
D Casey Arent 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D J. Fraschilla 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
F C.J. Cole 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
K-State Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Rodney McGruder 31 15 6 2 1 0 2
C+ Will Spradling 31 8 3 3 1 0 1
C+ Angel Rodriguez 23 9 2 4 1 0 2
C Shane Southwell 21 7 3 2 1 0 1
C Nino Williams 17 7 5 1 1 0 1
C Thomas Gipson 20 7 6 0 1 1 2
C J. Henriquez 15 5 5 0 0 2 1
C M. Irving 18 4 2 3 1 0 1
D+ D.J. Johnson 12 3 3 0 0 1 0
D+ Adrian Diaz 11 4 3 0 0 0 1
D Omari Lawrence 11 3 2 1 1 0 1
D- Shawn Meyer 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
D- Ryan Schultz 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Michael Orris 5 1 0 1 0 0 1
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