Oklahoma vs. Baylor: Full Game Preview

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more stories
Oklahoma vs. Baylor: Full Game Preview
Oklahoma
(13-5, 3-4 away)
Baylor
(14-5, 9-3 home)
Venue: Ferrell Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 30, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Oklahoma R Osby 14.4 R Osby 6.4 S Grooms 2.7
Baylor P Jackson 18.7 I Austin 8.8 P Jackson 5.9

On Wednesday, Baylor welcomes Oklahoma at Ferrell Center. Tip-off is at 7:00 EST and you can catch it on ESPNU. The Bears are 5-4 against the Sooners over the last four years. The last time they met (2/25/2012) they won 70-60.

Oklahoma is in 3rd place in the conference and just behind 2nd place Baylor with a chance to catch up.

In their last match-up on January 26th, Pierre Jackson put up 20 points and 5 assists as the Bears ran it up on TCU 82-56. With 18.7 points per game and 5.9 assists per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. For the Sooners, Amath M`Baye finished with 12 points and 7 rebounds in the 67-54 loss to Kansas on January 26th. He is averaging 10.3 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.

There is a single key statistical area where Baylor can exploit Oklahoma, scoring, where the Bears have an edge over the Sooners, 76 points per game to 68 points per game.

Oklahoma StatSmack

  • Baylor has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (50% vs 93%).
  • Baylor has a much lower average debt at graduation according to Kiplinger than Oklahoma ($NA vs $15,659).
  • Isaiah Austin is ranked 8th in the Big 12 in points, 4th in the Big 12 in rebounds, and 7th in the Big 12 in blocks.
  • Brady Heslip is ranked 4th in the Big 12 in three-pointers.
  • Baylor has a better conference record than Oklahoma this season (5-1 vs 4-2).
  • The Baylor rebounding leader (Cory Jefferson) has more rebounds than the Oklahoma rebounding leader (Romero Osby).
  • Pierre Jackson is ranked 1st in the Big 12 in points, 3rd in the Big 12 in three-pointers, 43rd nationally in assists, and 5th in the Big 12 in steals.
  • Baylor has a much higher 4-year graduation rate than Oklahoma according to Kiplinger (47.4% vs 30%).
  • The Baylor steals leader (A.J. Walton) has more steals than the Oklahoma steals leader (Buddy Hield).
  • At least you keep showing up. Baylor has an average margin of victory of 14 over Oklahoma in 5 wins since 1993.
  • The Baylor three-point leader (Pierre Jackson) has more three-pointers than the Oklahoma three-point leader (Steven Pledger).
OU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Romero Osby 25 14 6 1 1 1 1
B Buddy Hield 26 9 5 2 1 0 2
B Steven Pledger 26 11 3 1 1 0 1
B Amath M`Baye 24 10 6 1 1 1 2
C+ Je`lon Hornbeak 23 5 3 2 1 0 2
C A. Fitzgerald 16 6 3 0 1 1 1
C Cameron Clark 17 6 3 1 1 0 1
C Sam Grooms 18 3 2 3 0 0 1
C Isaiah Cousins 17 3 2 2 1 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
BAY Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Pierre Jackson 33 19 4 6 2 0 3
A- Isaiah Austin 31 15 9 1 0 1 2
B+ Cory Jefferson 29 13 8 0 1 2 1
B- A.J. Walton 27 7 4 4 2 0 2
C+ Brady Heslip 26 8 1 1 0 0 0
C+ Rico Gathers 17 6 6 0 1 0 1
C Gary Franklin 16 4 1 1 1 0 1
C- Deuce Bello 13 3 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Taurean Prince 7 4 3 0 0 0 1
D L.J. Rose 9 1 1 1 0 0 1
D Logan Lowery 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D J`mison Morgan 8 4 3 0 0 0 0
D Jacob Neubert 2 1 1 0 0 0 0

Follow Baylor Basketball from B/R on Facebook

Follow Baylor Basketball from B/R on Facebook and get the latest updates straight to your newsfeed!

Out of Bounds

Baylor Basketball

Subscribe Now

By signing up for our newsletter, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Thanks for signing up.