Baylor vs. Oklahoma State: Full Game Preview

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Baylor vs. Oklahoma State: Full Game Preview
Baylor
(18-13, 6-7 away)
(14) Oklahoma State
(23-7, 16-2 home)
Venue: Sprint Center
9:30PM ET / 6:30PM PT, March 14, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Baylor P Jackson 19.8 I Austin 8.6 P Jackson 6.5
Oklahoma State M Brown 15.5 M Cobbins 6.3 M Smart 4.3

Oklahoma State meets Baylor in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament at Sprint Center on Thursday. It gets started at 9:30 p.m. ET and you can catch it on Big 12 Network. The Cowboys beat the Bears 69-67 on Feb. 6 and are 4-6 against them over the last four years.

The 24 points and five rebounds by Le`Bryan Nash helped the Cowboys to a 76-70 victory over Kansas State on Mar. 9. He tallies 14.2 points per game and also adds 4.1 rebounds per game. For the Bears, Pierre Jackson put up 28 points and six rebounds in the 81-58 blowout of Kansas on Mar. 9. With 19.8 points per game and 6.5 assists per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. When considering the Four Factors, Baylor performs well in turnover percentage at 17.8. This ranks second in the conference and 59th in the country.

Baylor StatSmack

  • That must sting. Oklahoma State has blown out Baylor by 20 points or more on five occasions since 1996.
  • Oklahoma State has more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Baylor (five vs. three).
  • Oklahoma State is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Oklahoma State is 216 lbs compared to 203 lbs for Baylor.
  • Oklahoma State has a better record at home than Baylor this season (15-2 vs. 12-5).
  • Obviously, AP Voters agree that Oklahoma State is superior to Baylor (Latest AP Poll: No. 14 vs. Not Ranked).
  • AP voters think more highly of Oklahoma State and ranked them in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Baylor (69 vs. 63).
  • Oklahoma State is a better free-throw-shooting team (74.8 percent vs. 67.8 percent) than Baylor this season.
  • Markel Brown is ranked 5th in the Big 12 in points and 10th in the Big 12 in three-pointers.
  • Oklahoma State has a better conference record than Baylor this season (13-5 vs. 9-9).
  • Oklahoma State has a better record in close games than Baylor this season (5-2 vs. 2-7).
  • Phil Forte is ranked 5th in the Big 12 in three-pointers.
BAY Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Pierre Jackson 0 20 4 6 2 0 4
A- Isaiah Austin 30 13 9 1 0 2 2
B+ Cory Jefferson 28 12 8 0 1 2 1
B- A.J. Walton 28 7 3 3 2 0 2
C+ Brady Heslip 26 8 1 1 1 0 0
C+ Rico Gathers 17 6 6 0 1 0 1
C- Gary Franklin 17 4 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Taurean Prince 6 3 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Deuce Bello 11 2 1 1 1 0 1
D Jacob Neubert 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
D L.J. Rose 8 1 1 1 0 0 1
D J`mison Morgan 8 4 3 0 0 0 0
D Logan Lowery 3 1 1 0 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 0 15 5 2 1 1 2
B Le`Bryan Nash 32 14 4 2 1 0 3
B Michael Cobbins 26 7 6 0 0 2 1
B Phil Forte 26 11 2 1 1 0 1
C J. Olukemi 20 9 3 1 1 0 2
C Philip Jurick 17 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
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