Iowa State vs. Oklahoma: Full Game Preview

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Iowa State vs. Oklahoma: Full Game Preview
Iowa State
(21-10, 4-9 away)
Oklahoma
(20-10, 15-2 home)
Venue: Sprint Center
12:30PM ET / 9:30AM PT, March 14, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Iowa State W Clyburn 15.3 M Ejim 9.4 K Lucious 5.7
Oklahoma R Osby 15.8 R Osby 7.0 S Grooms 3.2

Oklahoma takes on Iowa State in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament at Sprint Center on Thursday. The game tips off at 12:30 p.m. ET and you can catch it on ESPN 2. The Sooners defeated the Cyclones 86-69 on Mar. 2 and are 4-3 against them over the past four years.

In their last game on Mar. 9, Romero Osby put up 19 points for the Sooners in a loss to TCU, 70-67. He contributes team-best marks with 15.8 points per game, 7.0 rebounds per game, and 0.9 blocks per game. For the Cyclones, Will Clyburn finished with 27 points and 10 rebounds in the 83-74 win over West Virginia on Mar. 9. He leads the team with 15.3 points per game. When considering the Four Factors, Iowa State performs well in effective field goal percentage at 53.8. This ranks first in the conference and 25th in the country.

Iowa State StatSmack

  • Oklahoma has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 30 years (69.8 percent to 57.7 percent).
  • Steven Pledger is ranked 3rd in the Big 12 in three-pointers.
  • Boom! Oklahoma humiliated Iowa State by 17 points the last time they played (Mar 02, 2013).
  • Since 1998, Oklahoma has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Iowa State (eight vs. zero).
  • Romero Osby is ranked 3rd in the Big 12 in points, 6th in the Big 12 in rebounds, and 10th in the Big 12 in blocks.
  • Over the past 5 years, Oklahoma has had more players drafted by the NBA than Iowa State (four vs. three).
  • AP voters think more highly of Oklahoma and ranked them in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Iowa State (91 vs. three).
  • Even computers respect Oklahoma more. Oklahoma has a better RPI this season than Iowa State (RPI: No. 35 vs. No. 49).
  • Oklahoma has an average margin of victory of 10 over Iowa State in 38 wins since 1980.
  • Oklahoma has a stronger schedule than Iowa State this season (SOS Rank: No. 21 vs. No. 68).
ISU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Will Clyburn 0 15 7 2 1 0 3
B Melvin Ejim 27 11 9 1 1 1 2
B Tyrus McGee 24 13 3 1 1 0 1
B Georges Niang 25 12 5 2 1 0 1
B Chris Babb 0 9 3 2 1 0 1
B- Korie Lucious 31 10 2 6 1 0 3
C Bubu Palo 13 3 1 2 0 0 1
C- Percy Gibson 13 5 3 0 0 1 0
C- Anthony Booker 12 3 3 0 0 1 1
D Naz Long 7 1 1 1 0 0 1
D Tyler Ellerman 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Aaron Law 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Nkereuwem Okoro 4 1 0 0 0 0 1
OU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Romero Osby 28 16 7 1 1 1 1
B Steven Pledger 29 12 3 1 1 0 1
B Buddy Hield 25 8 4 2 1 0 2
B- Amath M`Baye 25 10 5 1 1 1 2
C+ Je`lon Hornbeak 23 6 3 2 1 0 2
C A. Fitzgerald 16 6 3 0 0 0 1
C Sam Grooms 21 5 2 3 0 0 1
C Cameron Clark 17 7 3 0 1 0 1
C Isaiah Cousins 16 3 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Tyler Neal 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Casey Arent 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D J. Fraschilla 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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