Baylor vs. Oklahoma State: Full Game Preview

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Baylor vs. Oklahoma State: Full Game Preview
Baylor
(14-7, 5-3 away)
(22) Oklahoma State
(15-5, 12-1 home)
Venue: Gallagher-Iba Arena
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 06, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Baylor P Jackson 19.1 I Austin 9.5 P Jackson 6.0
Oklahoma State M Brown 15.5 P Jurick 7.2 M Smart 4.6

Baylor heads to Gallagher-Iba Arena on Wednesday to take on No. 22 Oklahoma State. It takes place at 7:00 EST and you can see it on ESPN. The Bears defeated the Cowboys 64-54 on January 21st and are 6-3 against them over the past four years.

Oklahoma State and Baylor share the 4th spot in the conference.

In their last outing, despite 23 points and 6 assists from Pierre Jackson, the Bears fell to Iowa State 79-71 on February 2nd. He paces the team in points per game with 19.1, and assists per game with 6.0. For the Cowboys, Marcus Smart finished with 25 points and 9 rebounds in the 85-80 win over Kansas on February 2nd. With 4.6 assists per game and 2.9 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Oklahoma State StatSmack

  • At least you keep showing up. Baylor has an average margin of victory of 10 over Oklahoma State in 12 wins since 1986.
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Baylor has a stronger schedule than Oklahoma State this season (SOS Rank: #19 vs #55).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Baylor currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (956 to 928) than Oklahoma State, per the NCAA.
  • Isaiah Austin is ranked 9th in the Big 12 in points, 2nd in the Big 12 in rebounds, and 7th in the Big 12 in blocks.
  • A.J. Walton is ranked 7th in the Big 12 in assists and 3rd in the Big 12 in steals.
  • Baylor is better at defending the three (30.2% allowed vs 34.3% allowed) than Oklahoma State this season.
  • Baylor has a better overall winning percentage over the last 5 years (69.09% to 61.29%).
  • You get an A for effort, but Baylor has emerged victorious against Oklahoma State the last 3 times they've played.
  • The Baylor assist leader (Pierre Jackson) has more assists than the Oklahoma State assist leader (Marcus Smart).
  • Pierre Jackson is ranked 1st in the Big 12 in points, 2nd in the Big 12 in three-pointers, 37th nationally in assists, and 4th in the Big 12 in steals.
  • Cory Jefferson is ranked 4th in the Big 12 in rebounds and 2nd in the Big 12 in blocks.
BAY Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Pierre Jackson 34 19 4 6 2 0 3
A- Isaiah Austin 31 14 9 1 0 1 2
B+ Cory Jefferson 27 12 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 17 4 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Deuce Bello 12 3 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Taurean Prince 7 4 2 0 0 0 0
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
OSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Marcus Smart 33 14 6 5 3 1 3
B+ Markel Brown 34 15 4 2 1 1 2
B Le`Bryan Nash 31 13 4 2 1 0 3
B Phil Forte 27 12 1 1 1 0 1
C+ Michael Cobbins 23 7 5 0 0 1 1
C+ Philip Jurick 19 4 7 0 0 1 1
C J. Olukemi 20 9 3 1 1 0 2
C Kamari Murphy 20 5 5 1 0 1 1
D+ Kirby Gardner 11 2 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Marek Soucek 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Brian Williams 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Christien Sager 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Ford Stuen 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Mason Cox 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Alex Budke 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
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