Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State: Full Game Preview

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Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State: Full Game Preview
Oklahoma
(16-7, 4-5 away)
(17) Oklahoma State
(18-5, 13-1 home)
Venue: Gallagher-Iba Arena
1:30PM ET / 10:30AM PT, February 16, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Oklahoma R Osby 13.8 R Osby 6.6 S Grooms 2.4
Oklahoma State M Brown 15.8 P Jurick 6.8 M Smart 4.5

On Saturday, No. 17 Oklahoma State welcomes Oklahoma at Gallagher-Iba Arena. The game gets underway at 1:30 p.m. EST and you can see it on Big 12 Network. The Cowboys lost to the Sooners 77-68 on Jan. 12 and are 5-6 against them over the last four years.

Oklahoma is in fourth place in the Big 12 and Oklahoma State is in first place.

The 25 points by Markel Brown helped the Cowboys to a 91-67 cakewalk over Texas Tech on Feb. 13. He leads the team in scoring average, scoring 15.8 points per contest. For the Sooners, Romero Osby finished with 11 points and 7 rebounds in the 75-48 blowout of TCU on Feb. 11. He puts up a team-leading 13.8 points per game, 6.6 rebounds per game, and 0.9 blocks per game.

Oklahoma StatSmack

  • Oklahoma State has a better record at home than Oklahoma this season (12-1 vs. 9-2).
  • The Oklahoma State basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Oklahoma (92 percent vs. 55 percent).
  • That must sting. Oklahoma State has blown out Oklahoma by 20 points or more on three occasions since 2000.
  • Oklahoma State is ranked higher than Oklahoma in the Big 12 (No. 1 vs. No. 4).
  • Michael Cobbins is ranked 9th in the Big 12 in blocks.
  • Philip Jurick is ranked 7th in the Big 12 in rebounds and 8th in the Big 12 in blocks.
  • Phil Forte is ranked 3rd in the Big 12 in three-pointers and 5th in the Big 12 in steals.
  • The Oklahoma State assist leader (Marcus Smart, 104 assists) has more assists than the Oklahoma assist leader (Sam Grooms, 53 assists).
  • The Oklahoma State three-point leader (Phil Forte, 55 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Oklahoma three-point leader (Steven Pledger, 42 three-pointers).
  • Oklahoma State has a better overall winning percentage over the last five years (62.0 percent to 57.5 percent).
  • Oklahoma State has an average margin of victory of 8 over Oklahoma in 30 wins since 1980.
OU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Romero Osby 26 14 7 1 1 1 1
B Buddy Hield 27 9 4 2 1 0 2
B Steven Pledger 26 11 3 1 1 0 1
B Amath M`Baye 25 10 5 1 1 1 2
C+ Je`lon Hornbeak 22 5 3 2 1 0 2
C A. Fitzgerald 16 6 3 0 0 0 1
C Cameron Clark 16 6 3 1 1 0 1
C Isaiah Cousins 18 3 2 2 1 0 1
C Sam Grooms 16 2 2 2 0 0 1
D+ Tyler Neal 8 1 2 0 0 0 0
D Casey Arent 5 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
OSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Marcus Smart 33 14 6 5 3 1 3
B+ Markel Brown 34 16 4 2 1 1 2
B Le`Bryan Nash 31 13 4 2 1 0 3
B Phil Forte 26 11 1 1 1 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 5 1 0 1 1
C Brian Williams 11 4 1 1 0 0 1
C- Marek Soucek 8 2 1 0 1 0 0
D+ Kirby Gardner 11 2 1 1 0 0 1
D+ Christien Sager 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Ford Stuen 2 0 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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