West Virginia vs. Oklahoma State: Full Game Preview

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West Virginia vs. Oklahoma State: Full Game Preview
West Virginia
(9-9, 2-7 away)
Oklahoma State
(12-5, 10-1 home)
Venue: Gallagher-Iba Arena
1:00PM ET / 10:00AM PT, January 26, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
West Virginia J Staten 9.9 A Murray 6.5 J Staten 3.0
Oklahoma State M Brown 14.4 P Jurick 7.1 M Smart 4.5

West Virginia heads to Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday to take on Oklahoma State. Tip-off is at 1:00 EST and you can see it on ESPN U.

West Virginia is currently tied with Oklahoma State in the Big 12 in 6th place.

In their last match-up on January 23rd, Eron Harris put up 19 points as the Mountaineers ran it up on TCU 71-50. He is putting up 7.2 points per game while also averaging 2.1 rebounds per game. For the Cowboys, Marcus Smart finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds in the 64-54 loss to Baylor on January 21st. With 4.5 assists per game and 2.7 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Oklahoma State StatSmack

  • West Virginia players are more experienced than Oklahoma State players (10,590 minutes played vs 7,675 minutes played).
  • Aaric Murray is ranked 10th in the Big 12 in rebounds and 5th in the Big 12 in blocks.
  • Juwan Staten is ranked 6th in the Big 12 in steals.
  • West Virginia has a better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (0.669 to 0.612).
  • The West Virginia rebounding leader (Aaric Murray) has more rebounds than the Oklahoma State rebounding leader (Philip Jurick).
  • Oklahoma State has been ducking West Virginia for over 30 years.
  • The West Virginia blocks leader (Aaric Murray) has more blocks than the Oklahoma State blocks leader (Philip Jurick).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? West Virginia currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (979 to 928) than Oklahoma State, per the NCAA.
  • West Virginia takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Oklahoma State (7 vs 5).
  • AP voters think more highly of West Virginia and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Oklahoma State (76 vs 63).
WVU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Aaric Murray 22 10 6 1 1 2 1
C+ Juwan Staten 30 10 3 3 1 0 2
C Terry Henderson 21 8 3 1 1 0 1
C Gary Browne 21 7 3 2 1 0 1
C Jabarie Hinds 23 8 2 2 1 0 2
C Eron Harris 16 7 2 1 1 0 1
C Deniz Kilicli 19 7 4 1 0 0 2
C- Keaton Miles 15 3 2 1 1 1 0
C- Kevin Noreen 18 3 5 1 0 0 1
D+ D. Rutledge 13 3 3 1 1 0 1
D+ Matt Humphrey 11 5 2 0 1 0 1
D Aaron Brown 9 2 2 1 0 0 0
D Volodymyr Gerun 6 1 1 0 0 1 0
D Richard Romeo 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Aric Dickerson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
OSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Marcus Smart 32 13 6 5 3 1 3
B Markel Brown 34 14 5 2 1 1 2
B Le`Bryan Nash 32 14 4 2 1 0 3
B- Phil Forte 26 11 1 1 1 0 1
C J. Olukemi 20 9 3 1 1 0 2
C Philip Jurick 20 4 7 0 0 1 1
C Michael Cobbins 21 6 5 0 0 1 1
C Kamari Murphy 23 5 5 1 0 1 1
C- Marek Soucek 9 2 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Kirby Gardner 12 2 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Christien Sager 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Ford Stuen 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Mason Cox 2 0 1 0 0 0 1
D+ Alex Budke 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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