Oklahoma State vs. Iowa State: Full Game Preview

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Oklahoma State vs. Iowa State: Full Game Preview
(13) Oklahoma State
(22-6, 7-4 away)
Iowa State
(19-10, 16-1 home)
Venue: James H. Hilton Coliseum
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, March 06, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Oklahoma State M Brown 15.7 M Cobbins 6.3 M Smart 4.3
Iowa State W Clyburn 14.6 M Ejim 9.4 K Lucious 5.6

Iowa State hosts No. 13 Oklahoma State at James H. Hilton Coliseum on Wednesday. The game gets underway at 7 p.m. EST and you can catch it on ESPN U. The Cyclones fell to the Cowboys 78-76 on Jan. 30 and are 1-6 against them over the last four years.

Iowa State is in fifth place in the Big 12 and just behind third-place Oklahoma State with a chance to close in.

In their last outing, despite 22 points from Tyrus McGee, the Cyclones fell to Oklahoma 86-69 on Mar. 2. On top of a team-high 1.2 steals per game, he also scores 13.8 points per game. For the Cowboys, Markel Brown finished with 18 points and six rebounds in the 78-65 win over Texas on Mar. 2. He leads the team with 15.7 points per game.

Oklahoma State StatSmack

  • Korie Lucious is ranked 8th in the Big 12 in three-pointers and 32nd nationally in assists.
  • Melvin Ejim is ranked 24th nationally in rebounds.
  • The Iowa State assist leader (Korie Lucious, 163 assists) has more assists than the Oklahoma State assist leader (Marcus Smart, 121 assists).
  • Over the past 10 years, Iowa State has had more players drafted by the NBA than Oklahoma State (five vs. four).
  • Tyrus McGee is ranked 10th in the Big 12 in points, 16th nationally in three-pointers, and 9th in the Big 12 in steals.
  • The Iowa State rebounding leader (Melvin Ejim, 272 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Oklahoma State rebounding leader (Philip Jurick, 172 rebounds).
  • Iowa State has an average margin of victory of 8 over Oklahoma State in 19 wins since 1980.
  • Chris Babb is ranked 7th in the Big 12 in three-pointers.
  • The Iowa State three-point leader (Tyrus McGee, 85 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Oklahoma State three-point leader (Phil Forte, 62 three-pointers).
  • Will Clyburn is ranked 6th in the Big 12 in points and 5th in the Big 12 in rebounds.
OSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Marcus Smart 33 15 6 4 3 1 3
B+ 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 Brian Williams 15 5 2 1 1 0 1
C Kamari Murphy 19 4 4 1 0 1 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 Alex Budke 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
ISU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Will Clyburn 31 15 7 2 1 0 3
B Melvin Ejim 27 11 9 1 1 1 2
B Tyrus McGee 24 13 4 1 1 0 1
B Georges Niang 24 11 5 2 1 0 1
B- Korie Lucious 31 10 2 6 1 0 3
B- Chris Babb 33 9 3 2 1 0 1
C Bubu Palo 14 4 2 2 0 0 1
C- Percy Gibson 13 5 3 0 0 1 1
D+ Anthony Booker 12 3 3 0 0 1 0
D Naz Long 7 1 1 1 0 0 1
D Aaron Law 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Tyler Ellerman 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Nkereuwem Okoro 4 1 0 0 0 0 1
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