Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State: Full Game Preview
|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 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.