Oklahoma State vs. Kansas State: Full Game Preview

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Oklahoma State vs. Kansas State: Full Game Preview
(14) Oklahoma State
(24-7, 7-5 away)
(11) Kansas State
(26-6, 19-1 home)
Venue: Sprint Center
10:00PM ET / 7:00PM PT, March 15, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Oklahoma State M Brown 15.5 M Cobbins 6.3 M Smart 4.3
Kansas State R McGruder 15.3 R McGruder 5.3 A Rodriguez 5.5

On Friday, No. 14 Oklahoma State meets No. 11 Kansas State. It takes place at 10 p.m. EST and you can catch it on Big 12 Network or ESPN U. The Cowboys defeated the Wildcats 76-70 on Mar. 9 and are 4-4 against them over the past four years.

Oklahoma State is in third place in the conference and has an opportunity to gain ground on first-place Kansas State.

The Cowboys got past Baylor 74-72 on Mar. 14 with the help of 21 points and five rebounds from Marcus Smart. On top of his scoring average of 15.3 points per game, he delivers 5.7 rebounds per game. For the Wildcats, Rodney McGruder finished with 24 points and seven rebounds in the 66-49 win over Texas on Mar. 14. He leads the team in points with 15.3 per game and rebounds with 5.3 per game. Kansas State ranks first in their conference in offensive rebounding percentage at 39.0, which also places them 14th in the country.

Kansas State StatSmack

  • Philip Jurick is ranked 9th in the Big 12 in blocks.
  • Markel Brown is ranked 5th in the Big 12 in points and 10th in the Big 12 in three-pointers.
  • Over the past 10 years, Oklahoma State has had more players drafted by the NBA than Kansas State (four vs. two).
  • Marcus Smart is ranked 7th in the Big 12 in points, 6th in the Big 12 in assists, and 4th nationally in steals.
  • Oklahoma State has more Final Four appearances over the last 10 years than Kansas State (one vs. zero).
  • The Oklahoma State basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Kansas State (92 percent vs. 40 percent).
  • Oklahoma State is better under pressure, and has defeated Kansas State in six out of the last six games decided by five points or fewer.
  • AP voters think more highly of Oklahoma State and ranked them in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Kansas State (69 vs. 58).
  • Boom! Oklahoma State defeated Kansas State by 6 points the last time they played (Mar 09, 2013).
  • Oklahoma State has a better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (66.9 percent to 57.2 percent).
  • The Oklahoma State three-point leader (Phil Forte, 63 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the Kansas State three-point leader (Angel Rodriguez, 46 three-pointers).
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
K-State Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Rodney McGruder 33 15 5 2 1 0 2
B Angel Rodriguez 27 12 2 5 2 0 2
B- Shane Southwell 25 8 4 3 1 0 1
B- Will Spradling 29 8 3 3 1 0 1
C+ Thomas Gipson 19 8 5 0 0 0 2
C J. Henriquez 16 5 5 0 0 2 1
C M. Irving 20 5 2 2 1 0 1
C Nino Williams 13 5 3 1 0 0 1
D+ D.J. Johnson 10 2 3 0 0 0 0
D+ Omari Lawrence 9 2 2 1 1 0 1
D+ Adrian Diaz 9 3 2 0 0 0 1
D Shawn Meyer 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D Michael Orris 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
D Ryan Schultz 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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