Oklahoma vs. Baylor: Full Game Preview
|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|
Oklahoma heads to Ferrell Center on Wednesday to take on Baylor. It starts at 7:00 EST and you can catch it on ESPNU. The Sooners are 4-5 against the Bears over the last four years. They fell 70-60 on 2/25/2012, the last time they met.
Baylor and Oklahoma are close together in the conference, holding down the 2nd and 3rd spots, respectively.
In their last outing, despite 12 points and 6 rebounds from Romero Osby, the Sooners fell to Kansas 67-54 on January 26th. With 14.4 points per game, 6.4 rebounds per game, and 0.9 blocks per game, he leads the team in all three categories. For the Bears, Rico Gathers finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds in the 82-56 blowout of TCU on January 26th. He contributes 6.0 rebounds per game in addition to his 6.1 points per game.
Comparing team stats, Baylor looks to have the edge in one significant category, scoring, where the Bears have the upper hand over the Sooners, 76 points per game to 68 points per game. Baylor ranks 1st in their conference in turnover percentage at 18.1, which also places them 56th in the country.
- Oklahoma has a much lower in-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Baylor ($14,333 vs $39,453).
- Even computers respect Oklahoma more. We have a better RPI this season than Baylor (RPI: #26 vs #35).
- Oklahoma takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Baylor (5 vs 3).
- It must sting. Oklahoma has blown out Baylor by 20 points or more on 9 occasions since 1998.
- At least you keep showing up. Oklahoma has an average margin of victory of 16 over Baylor in 31 wins since 1993.
- Oklahoma is better under pressure, and has defeated Baylor in 6 out of the last 6 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
- Oklahoma is better at defending the three (29.1% allowed vs 36.9% allowed) than Baylor this season.
- We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Oklahoma has come back to win after being down at half against Baylor 4 times since 1997.
- Oklahoma is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Oklahoma is 208 lbs compared to 203 lbs for Baylor.
- Oklahoma has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Baylor ($22,678 vs $39,453).