Oklahoma vs. Kansas State: Full Game Preview
|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.
- 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.