Oklahoma State vs. Texas: Full Game Preview

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Oklahoma State vs. Texas: Full Game Preview
(22) Oklahoma State
(16-5, 3-4 away)
Texas
(10-12, 10-3 home)
Venue: Frank C. Erwin, Jr., Special Events Center
1:45PM ET / 10:45AM PT, February 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Oklahoma State M Brown 15.3 P Jurick 7.1 M Smart 4.7
Texas S McClellan 14.8 J Holmes 7.1 J Felix 5.7

On Saturday, Texas plays host to No. 22 Oklahoma State at Frank C. Erwin, Jr., Special Events Center. It takes place at 1:45 p.m. EST and you can see it on Big 12 Network or YES. The Longhorns are 6-2 against the Cowboys over the last four years. They lost 90-78 the last time they played (Feb. 18, 2012).

Oklahoma State maintains third place in the Big 12 while Texas sits at eigth place.

The Longhorns were defeated by West Virginia 60-58 on Feb. 4 despite 14 points and 8 rebounds from Sheldon McClellan. He leads the team with 14.8 points per game. For the Cowboys, Marcus Smart put up 14 points and 8 rebounds in the 69-67 win over Baylor on Feb. 6. With 4.7 assists per game and 3 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Oklahoma State has an edge in a single key statistical category, scoring, where the Cowboys have the upper hand over the Longhorns, 71 points per game to 63 points per game.

Oklahoma State StatSmack

  • Julien Lewis is ranked 9th in the Big 12 in steals.
  • The Texas assist leader (Javan Felix, 125 assists) has more assists than the Oklahoma State assist leader (Marcus Smart, 98 assists).
  • Cameron Ridley is ranked 3rd in the Big 12 in blocks.
  • Sheldon McClellan is ranked 4th in the Big 12 in points.
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Texas has come back to win after being down at half against Oklahoma State 3 times since 1998.
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Texas has had more players drafted by the NBA than Oklahoma State (13 vs 4).
  • Texas takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Oklahoma State (10 vs 5).
  • We win when it counts, too. Texas has more NCAA Tournament wins over the last 10 years than Oklahoma State (15 vs 8).
  • Javan Felix is ranked 33rd nationally in assists and 7th in the Big 12 in steals.
  • Diaper Dandies love us. Texas has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Oklahoma State (14 vs 5).
  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Texas has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Oklahoma State (19 vs 8).
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 2 0 1
B- Michael Cobbins 24 7 6 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 21 5 4 1 0 1 1
C Brian Williams 7 3 0 0 0 0 1
D+ Marek Soucek 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Kirby Gardner 11 2 1 1 1 0 1
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
TEX Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- S. McClellan 30 15 4 1 1 0 2
C+ Javan Felix 35 8 3 6 1 0 3
C+ Julien Lewis 30 12 4 1 1 0 2
C Jonathan Holmes 22 8 7 0 1 1 2
C I. Papapetrou 21 8 5 1 0 1 2
C Cameron Ridley 19 5 5 0 1 2 2
C- Connor Lammert 18 4 4 1 0 0 1
D+ Jaylen Bond 13 2 3 0 1 0 1
D+ D. Holland 15 3 1 1 1 0 1
D Prince Ibeh 10 2 2 0 0 1 1
D- Andrew Dick 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
D- Dean Melchionni 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
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