|Oregon||E Singler 11.6||A Kazemi 9.5||D Artis 3.4|
|Oklahoma State||M Smart 15.4||M Cobbins 6.2||M Smart 4.2|
12th-seeded Oregon takes on No. 5-seeded Oklahoma State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at HP Pavilion on Thursday. It starts at 4:40 p.m. ET and you can see it on TNT. The Ducks have not played the Cowboys since the 1987-88 season, when they won 68-55.
The 20 points by Carlos Emory helped the Ducks to a 78-69 victory over UCLA on Mar. 16. He tallies 11.0 points per game and also adds 4.2 rebounds per game. For the Cowboys, Marcus Smart put up 18 points and six rebounds in the 68-57 loss to Kansas State on Mar. 15. He contributes a team-leading 15.4 points per game, 4.2 assists per game, and 2.9 steals per game. When considering the Four Factors, Oklahoma State performs well in free throw rate at 40.8. This ranks second in the conference and 50th in the country.
Oklahoma State StatSmack
- The Oregon rebounding leader (Arsalan Kazemi, 278 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Oklahoma State rebounding leader (Philip Jurick, 180 rebounds).
- The Pac-12 has 2 teams - Oregon (8.7) and UCLA (8.3) - that create more steals per game than the Big 12 leader, Texas Tech (8.1).
- Oregon allows fewer rebounds (31.2 allowed per game vs. 34.4 allowed per game) than Oklahoma State this season.
- The Pac-12 had more close games in conference (so the games are more exciting to watch) than in the Big 12.
- Oregon players are more experienced than Oklahoma State players (15,375 minutes played vs. 12,262 minutes played).
- Oregon waxed Oklahoma State by 13 points the last time they played (Dec 28, 1987).
- Arsalan Kazemi is ranked 39th nationally in rebounds and 36th nationally in steals.
- The worst team in the Pac-12 has a much higher RPI than the worst team in the Big 12 (No. 183 vs. No. 229).
- Oregon is ranked higher than Oklahoma State in their conference (No. 2 vs. No. 3).
- The top-ranking players between the two conferences for points, rebounds, field goals made, free throws made, and assists are in the Pac-12.
- Over the past 10 years, Oregon has had more players drafted by the NBA than Oklahoma State (five vs. four).