|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).