Oklahoma vs. Baylor: Full Game Preview

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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
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