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Oklahoma Sooners

Basketball Preview | The Things You’ll Want To Know About Oklahoma & Kansas

M. Hofeld

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Oklahoma at Kansas

Tip: 8:00 PM (Central)

Location: Allen Field House

TV: ESPN2

The Streaks Are On The Line

Oklahoma enters this game having won seven consecutive contests. The Sooners are also 3-0 in true road games this season.

On a different note, OU also has a 25-year losing streak at Kansas.

Defensive Pressure

Oklahoma has the second-best defensive field goal percentage in the Big 12 and are eleventh nationally. Opponents are shooting just 36.9 percent from the field against the Sooners and 32.1 percent from 3-point range.

Best In The Country

Led by Brady Manek (7.5 RPG) and Christian James (7.2 RPG) the Sooners are pacing the nation in defensive rebounding. On average Oklahoma is pulling down 32.8 defensive rebounds per game.

What A Series

Kansas is the only Big 12 team with a winning all-time record against the Sooners, leading the series 147-67. The Jayhawks are 76-16 against the Sooners in Lawrence where Oklahoma hasn’t won since 1993.

The Sooners split with the Jayhawks in last season, winning the first meeting, 85-80, in Norman before falling 104-74 in Lawrence.

Team Leaders

Christian James leads Oklahoma in scoring with an average of 17.9 points per game. He’s supported by Miles Reynods (10.9 PPG) and Brady Manek (10.8 PPG) as OU’s leading scorers. Manek’s 7.5 rebounds per game are also a team high.

Reynolds has reached double-digit scoring in six of Oklahoma’s last seven games.

The Sooners are scoring an average of 76.6 points per game this season while holding opponents to 66.1 points per game.

Scouting The Jayhawks

Dedric Lawson leads four Kansas players scoring in double figures with an average of 19.6 points per game. Lagerald Vick (15.8 PPG), Udoka Azubuike (14.1 PPG), and Devon Dotson (11.2 PPG) round out KU’s leading scorers.

Averaging a double-double, Lawson also leads the Jayhawks in rebounding with 10.8 boards per game.

Kansas is scoring an average of 81.7 points per game while holding opponents to 69.8.

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