Oklahoma State at Kansas
Tip: 11:00 AM (Central)
Location: Allen Field (Lawrence, KS)
Saturday will be the 174th meeting between Oklahoma State and Kansas, which trails only Bedlam (237 meetings) as OSU’s longest standing rivalry.
No program has beaten Kansas more over the last 11 years than Oklahoma State, which has eight wins over the Jayhawks since 2008.
Kansas leads the overall series to 114-59, including a 61-12 edge in Allen Fieldhouse.
Kansas head coach Bill Self was was a four-year letterman at OSU from 1981-85. His 319 career assists still rank 14th in school history. After graduating in 1985, Self would spend seven season as an assistant coach at OSU under Leonard Hamilton and Eddie Sutton.
As a head coach Self is 18-13 against his alma mater (17-10 with KU, 1-3 with ORU).
It’s Been A While
Oklahoma State swept the Jahwaks last season for the first time since 2001. Now they’re looking for an even bigger feat. A win on Saturday would give them back-to-back wins in Lawrence for the first time since 1963.
The Cowboys (9-13, 2-7) are led in scoring and rebounding by Cameron McGriff. The junior forward from Grand Prairie, TX is averaging 13 points and 7.6 rebounds per game this season.
Lindy Waters (12.2 PPG) and Thomas Dziagwa (10.6 PPG) round out Oklahoma State’s leading scorers.
OSU is averaging 68.9 points per game this season, while opponents are scoring an average of 70 points per game.
Scouting The Jayhawks
Kansas (17-6, 6-4) is ranked #13 nationally and are led by junior forward Dedric Lawson’s 19.4 points and 10.8 rebounds per game. In the absence of Lagerald Vick, who left the team to tend to personal matters, the Jayhawks only have one other player averaging double figures. Guard Devon Dotson is producing 11.2 points per game.
On the season KU is scoring an average of 76.3 points per game while opponents are scoring an average of 70.2 points per game against them.