Oklahoma vs. Iowa State: Full Game Preview

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Oklahoma vs. Iowa State: Full Game Preview
Oklahoma
(14-6, 4-4 away)
Iowa State
(15-6, 13-0 home)
Venue: James H. Hilton Coliseum
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 04, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Oklahoma R Osby 14.2 R Osby 6.6 S Grooms 2.5
Iowa State W Clyburn 15.0 M Ejim 9.4 K Lucious 5.5

Iowa State hosts Oklahoma at James H. Hilton Coliseum on Monday. It gets started at 7:00 EST and you can catch it on ESPN U. The Cyclones are 2-3 against the Sooners over the last four years. The last time they met (2/18/2012) they won 80-69.

Oklahoma and Iowa State are tied for 3rd in the Big 12.

In their last game, Will Clyburn put up 28 points and 10 rebounds in the Cyclones 79-71 win over Baylor on February 2nd. At 15.0, he paces the team in points per game. The Sooners were defeated by Kansas State 52-50 on February 2nd despite 13 points and 7 rebounds from Romero Osby. He puts up a team-leading 14.2 points per game, 6.6 rebounds per game, and 0.9 blocks per game.

Iowa State has an advantage in a single key statistical area, scoring, where the Cyclones have an edge over the Sooners, 78 points per game to 67 points per game.

Oklahoma StatSmack

  • The Iowa State assist leader (Korie Lucious) has more assists than the Oklahoma assist leader (Sam Grooms).
  • We make our fans proud. Iowa State has a better record at home than Oklahoma this season (11-0 vs 7-1).
  • Iowa State waxed Oklahoma by 11 points the last time they played (Feb 18, 2012).
  • At least you keep showing up. Iowa State has an average margin of victory of 10 over Oklahoma in 19 wins since 1980.
  • The Iowa State scoring leader (Will Clyburn) has more points than the Oklahoma scoring leader (Romero Osby).
  • The Iowa State rebounding leader (Melvin Ejim) has more rebounds than the Oklahoma rebounding leader (Romero Osby).
  • Melvin Ejim is ranked 38th nationally in rebounds.
  • Tyrus McGee is ranked 46th nationally in three-pointers and 9th in the Big 12 in steals.
  • Iowa State is a better three-point shooting team (36.8% vs 32.1%) than Oklahoma this season.
  • Iowa State is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Iowa State is 225 lbs compared to 203 lbs for Oklahoma.
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 25 11 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 16 6 3 1 1 0 1
C Isaiah Cousins 17 3 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
ISU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Will Clyburn 31 15 8 2 1 0 3
B Melvin Ejim 26 10 9 1 1 1 2
B- Georges Niang 24 12 5 2 1 0 1
B- Tyrus McGee 23 12 4 2 1 0 1
C+ Chris Babb 34 9 3 2 1 0 1
C+ Korie Lucious 31 10 2 6 1 0 4
C Bubu Palo 13 2 1 2 0 0 0
C Percy Gibson 15 6 4 0 0 1 1
D+ Anthony Booker 13 4 4 0 0 1 0
D Naz Long 8 2 1 1 0 0 1
D Nkereuwem Okoro 5 1 0 0 0 0 1
D Aaron Law 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Tyler Ellerman 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Austin McBeth 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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