Oklahoma State at Iowa State
Tip: 5:00 PM (Central)
Location: Hilton Coliseum (Ames, IA.)
So Close Yet So Far Away
Oklahoma State leads the all-time series against Iowa State by a margin of 65-64. However in games play in Ames, the Cyclones have a commanding 39-15 advantage over the Cowboys.
Oklahoma State swept the season series with Iowa State last season. It was the first time the Cowboys had done so since 1995.
The Cyclones won the previous meeting between the two schools this season by a final score of 69-63 in Stillwater.
Making You Earn Everything
Oklahoma State prides itself on not giving anything away to opponents. The Cowboys have held every Big 12 opponent under 42 percent shooting, and they rank second in the conference with a 39.0 defensive field goal percentage against Big 12 opponents.
O-State is holding Big 12 foes to 29.9 percent from 3-point, which ranks third in the conference. The Cowboys limited Iowa State to 36.4 percent shooting, Oklahoma to 36.2 percent from the floor and Texas to 2-of-22 (.091) shooting from 3-point – all season lows for those teams.
Oklahoma State (8-9, 2-3) is led by Cameron McGriff’s 13.4 points and 8.2 rebounds per game. He’s produced four double-doubles in the last six games and has six total for the year tying him for second in the Big 12.
Lindy Waters is averaging 11.5 points per game and leads the team with an average of 2.9 assists per game.
Rounding out Oklahoma State’s top scorers is Thomas Dziagwa who is producing an average of 10.6 points per game.
As a team, the Cowboys are scoring an average of 70.4 points per game while opponents are averaging 69.6 points per game.
Scouting The Cyclones
Becoming the first team to win in Lubbock, Texas this season, Iowa State also boasts being the only conference team to beat Kansas.
The Cyclones (13-4, 3-2) are led by the Big 12’s top scorer in senior guard Marial Shayok who is averaging 19.4 points per game.
Michael Jacobson (13.6 PPG), Talen Horton-Tucker (12 PPG), Lindell Wigginton (11.6 PPG) round out Iowa State’s top scorers. Jacobson is also the team’s top rebounder, pulling down an average of 6.3 boards per game.
The Cyclones are scoring an average of 79.1 points per game while limiting opponents to 64.5 points per game.