Texas vs. Oklahoma State: Full Game Preview

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Texas vs. Oklahoma State: Full Game Preview
Texas
(13-15, 1-10 away)
(15) Oklahoma State
(21-6, 14-2 home)
Venue: Gallagher-Iba Arena
4:00PM ET / 1:00PM PT, March 02, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Texas M Kabongo 18.6 J Holmes 6.2 J Felix 4.7
Oklahoma State M Brown 15.6 M Cobbins 6.4 M Smart 4.4

Texas visits Gallagher-Iba Arena on Saturday to take on No. 15 Oklahoma State. It gets started at 4 p.m. EST and you can catch it on ESPN. The Longhorns lost to the Cowboys 72-59 on Feb. 9 and are 6-3 against them over the last four years.

Texas is in eigth place in the conference, Oklahoma State is in third place.

The Longhorns got past Oklahoma 92-86 on Feb. 27 with the help of 31 points and 8 rebounds from Myck Kabongo. He leads the team with 18.6 points per game. For the Cowboys, Le`Bryan Nash finished with 28 points and 6 rebounds in the 64-47 blowout of TCU on Feb. 27. He contributes 4.2 rebounds per game in addition to his 13.8 points per game.

In reviewing statistical differences between the teams, Oklahoma State appears to have an edge in one significant area, scoring, where the Cowboys have the upper hand over the Longhorns, 72 points per game to 65 points per game. Oklahoma State ranks first in their conference in turnover percentage at 18.0 percent, which also places them 65th in the country.

Oklahoma State StatSmack

  • Sheldon McClellan is ranked 8th in the Big 12 in points.
  • Texas has more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Oklahoma State (10 vs. five).
  • Texas has more NCAA Tournament wins over the last 10 years than Oklahoma State (15 vs. eight).
  • Texas has a better overall winning percentage over the last 10 years (70.1 percent to 64.7 percent).
  • Since 1998, Texas has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Oklahoma State (19 vs. eight).
  • The Texas blocks leader (Cameron Ridley, 45 blocks) has more blocks than the Oklahoma State blocks leader (Michael Cobbins, 35 blocks).
  • Texas is better at defending the three (28.5 percent allowed vs. 32.1 percent allowed) than Oklahoma State this season.
  • Over the past 10 years, Texas has had more players drafted by the NBA than Oklahoma State (13 vs. four).
  • Texas has more wins over the last 5 years than Oklahoma State (139 vs. 118).
  • Texas is better under pressure, and has defeated Oklahoma State in eight out of the last 13 games decided by five points or fewer.
  • Texas has a stronger schedule than Oklahoma State this season (SOS Rank: No. 51 vs. No. 66).
TEX Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Myck Kabongo 37 19 4 4 1 0 3
B- S. McClellan 28 14 4 1 1 0 2
C Javan Felix 31 8 3 5 1 0 3
C I. Papapetrou 24 8 5 1 1 1 2
C Julien Lewis 27 10 3 1 1 0 2
C Jonathan Holmes 21 7 6 0 1 1 1
C Connor Lammert 20 5 4 1 0 0 1
C- Cameron Ridley 17 4 4 0 1 2 2
D+ Jaylen Bond 12 3 3 0 0 0 1
D+ D. Holland 18 4 2 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
OSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Marcus Smart 33 15 6 4 3 1 3
A- Markel Brown 34 16 5 2 1 1 2
B Le`Bryan Nash 32 14 4 2 1 0 3
B Phil Forte 26 11 2 1 1 0 1
B Michael Cobbins 26 7 6 0 0 2 1
C J. Olukemi 20 9 3 1 1 0 2
C Philip Jurick 18 3 6 0 0 1 1
C Kamari Murphy 19 4 4 1 0 1 1
C Brian Williams 15 4 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Marek Soucek 7 2 1 0 1 0 0
D+ Kirby Gardner 10 1 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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