Oklahoma State vs. Iowa State
Tip: 8:00 PM (Central)
Location: Gallagher Iba Arena (Stillwater, OK)
A Close Series In More Ways Than One
The Oklahoma State and Iowa State series dates back to 1927 with the Cowboys holding a narrow 65-63 edge in the series. In addition, eight of the last twelve meetings between the two have been decided by nine points or less.
Oklahoma State is 38-17 against the Cyclones Gallagher Iba.
A Huge Plus
Transfer guard Curtis Jones has only played in three games for Oklahoma State this season but you can’t deny the impact he’s had on the court. The Cowboys are +32 with the former Indiana Hoosier on the floor and -13 without him.
Get That Man To 14 Points!
Oklahoma State is 5-1 this season when Cameron McGriff scores 14 points or more. In OSU’s wins, McGriff is averaging 17.5 points and 8.2 rebounds on 46.7 percent shooting. In losses, those numbers drop down to 9.0 points and 7.0 rebounds on 28.6 percent shooting.
McGriff leads the Cowboys in scoring, with an average of 13.4 points per game, but he’s also leading the team in rebounds by pulling down an average of 7.6 per contest.
Curtis Jones (12.3 PPG), Lindy Waters (11.3 PPG) and Thomas Dziagwa (10.7 PPG), round out Oklahoma State’s top scorers.
OSU (6-6) is averaging 71.3 points per game this season and are giving up an average of 69.4 points per game.
Scouting The Cyclones
Iowa State’s Marial Shayok ranks second in the Big 12 in scoring with an average of 20.1 points per game. He leads four Cyclone players averaging double figures, with Michael Jacobson (15.4 PPG), Talen Horton-Tucker (14.8 PPG) and Lindell Wigginton (14 PPG) rounding out ISU’s top scorers.
Jacobson is also averaging 6.4 rebounds per game to lead the team.
Iowa State is scoring an average of 83.6 points per game while giving up an average of 64.9 points per game to their opponents.