Kansas State at Oklahoma State
Tip: 5:00 PM (Central)
Location: Gallagher-Iba Arena (Stillwater, OK)
Kansas State leads the overall series, 81-53, but Oklahoma State has a 33-26 edge in Stillwater. K-State has won the last two meetings in Gallagher-Iba Arena though.
Back To The Win Column
Oklahoma State is coming off a 74-70 win over South Carolina in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge that snapped a three-game losing streak. It was the 30th in Mike Boynton’s head coaching career, and came against his alma mater.
Low Percentage Shots
Oklahoma State has held eight of its last nine opponents to 41.8 percent shooting or less. OSU has held its Big 12 opponents to 40.8 percent shooting overall, which is second only to Texas Tech (40.1), and ranks third in the conference in 3-point field goal defense at 31.6 percent.
Now That’s Tight
In the last 14 times the schools have met on the basketball court the point differential is only 21 points, with K-State having a 1,007 to 986 advantage. The two teams have split the regular season series in five of the last six seasons. Last season was the exception with the Wildcats sweeping the Cowboys.
Oklahoma State (9-11, 2-5) is led in scoring by Cameron McGriff’s 13.5 points per game. He’s also the team’s leading rebounder with an average of 7.9 boards per contest.
Lindy Waters (12.4 PPG) and Thomas Dziagwa (10.6 PPG) round out OSU’s leading scorers.
The Cowboys are scoring an average of 69.8 points per game this season, with opponents averaging 69.6 points per game.
Scouting The Wildcats
Kansas State (15-5, 5-2) is led by three players scoring in double figures. Barry Brown leads the way with 15.2 points per game with Dean Wade contributing 13.6 points per game and Kamau Stokes adding 10.2 points per game.
Wade is also the team’s leading rebounder with an average of 6.6 boards per game.
The Wildcats are scoring an average of 64.6 points per game while holding opponents to 58.8 points per game.