Kansas State vs. Oklahoma: Full Game Preview

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Kansas State vs. Oklahoma: Full Game Preview
(18) Kansas State
(16-4, 3-3 away)
Oklahoma
(14-5, 10-1 home)
Venue: Lloyd Noble Center
6:00PM ET / 3:00PM PT, February 02, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Kansas State R McGruder 14.9 T Gipson 5.6 A Rodriguez 5.1
Oklahoma R Osby 14.2 R Osby 6.5 S Grooms 2.6

On Saturday, No. 18 Kansas State heads to Lloyd Noble Center to take on Oklahoma. Tip-off occurs at 6:00 EST and you can catch it on ESPN 2. The Wildcats beat the Sooners 69-60 on January 19th and are 3-3 against them over the last four years.

Oklahoma and Kansas State share the 2nd spot in the conference.

In their last outing, behind 17 points and 7 rebounds from Thomas Gipson, the Wildcats blew out Texas 83-57 on January 30th. He leads the team in rebounds per game with 5.6 while also putting up 7.3 points per game. For the Sooners, Steven Pledger finished with 20 points and 5 assists in the 74-71 win over Baylor on January 30th. He contributes 3.1 rebounds per game in addition to his 11.4 points per game.

Oklahoma StatSmack

  • Will Spradling is ranked 9th in the Big 12 in three-pointers and 9th in the Big 12 in assists.
  • The Kansas State scoring leader (Rodney McGruder) has more points than the Oklahoma scoring leader (Romero Osby).
  • Boom! Kansas State defeated Oklahoma by 9 points the last time they played (Jan 19, 2013).
  • 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.
  • Angel Rodriguez is ranked 5th in the Big 12 in assists and 9th in the Big 12 in steals.
  • At least you keep showing up. Kansas State has an average margin of victory of 11 over Oklahoma in 20 wins since 1980.
  • Kansas State is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Kansas State is 215 lbs compared to 203 lbs for Oklahoma.
  • The Kansas State blocks leader (Jordan Henriquez) has more blocks than the Oklahoma blocks leader (Romero Osby).
  • Rodney McGruder is ranked 3rd in the Big 12 in points and 10th in the Big 12 in three-pointers.
  • We just win. Kansas State has more wins over the last 5 years than Oklahoma (133 vs 109).
K-State Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Rodney McGruder 32 15 5 2 1 0 2
B- Angel Rodriguez 24 9 2 5 1 0 2
C+ Will Spradling 31 9 3 3 1 0 1
C+ Shane Southwell 22 8 4 2 1 0 1
C Thomas Gipson 19 7 5 0 1 0 2
C J. Henriquez 15 5 5 0 0 2 1
C Nino Williams 16 6 4 1 1 0 1
C M. Irving 18 4 2 3 1 0 1
D+ D.J. Johnson 12 3 3 0 0 1 0
D+ Adrian Diaz 10 4 2 0 0 0 1
D Omari Lawrence 10 2 2 1 1 0 1
D- Shawn Meyer 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
D- Ryan Schultz 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Michael Orris 5 1 0 1 0 0 1
OU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Romero Osby 26 14 7 1 1 1 1
B Buddy Hield 27 9 5 2 1 0 2
B Steven Pledger 26 11 3 1 1 0 1
B Amath M`Baye 24 11 6 1 1 1 2
C+ Je`lon Hornbeak 24 5 3 2 1 0 2
C A. Fitzgerald 16 6 3 0 1 1 1
C Cameron Clark 16 6 3 1 1 0 1
C Isaiah Cousins 16 2 2 2 1 0 1
C Sam Grooms 17 3 2 3 0 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
D- Steve Noworyta 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F C.J. Cole 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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