Myrtle Beach Invitational Championship | Storylines & How To Watch

Tip: 2:00 PM

Location: HTC Center (Conway, SC)


Notes & Storylines

  • On Friday Oklahoma used a second half surge against Indiana State to improve to 4-0. Tanner Groves led the Sooners with 24 points and it was the second time this season he has 20-plus points.
  • Oklahoma has a 50% field goal percentage or better in all four games and ranks sixth in the NCAA (54.4%).

How To Watch/Listen

Tip is scheduled for 2 p.m. CT and will air on the Sooner Sports Radio Network (KRXO 107.7 FM The Franchise in Oklahoma City; KTBZ 1430 AM in Tulsa; Varsity Radio App) with Chad McKee and Kevin Henry announcing. The game will air on ESPN2 with Dane Bradshaw and Kevin Fitzgerald on the call.

Scouting The Aggies

  • Utah State is 3-1 to open the 2021-22 season with victories over Richmond (85-74), Penn (87-79 | 2OT) and New Mexico State (85-58). Against New Mexico State, four Aggies finished with double-figure points and were led by Rylan Jones’ 19 points. Justin Bean recorded 17 points and led USU with eight rebounds. Utah State shot 55.1% from the field (16-29) and 61.5% from three (8-13).
  • Bean is the Aggies’ leader in points (24.0) and rebounds (12.3) per game. He also has a team-high seven steals and
    needs four points to top 100 for the season.
  • In addition to Bean, Brandon Horvath (15.8) and Jones (14.5) both average double figure points per game. Horvath is the team’s second leading rebounder and averages 5.5 rebounds per game.

USU’s Projected Starters

G – Rylan Jones (Junior)

G – Brock Miller (Senior)

G – RJ Eytle-Rock (Senior)

F – Justin Bean (Senior)

F – Brandon Horvath (Senior)

Oklahoma’s Projected Starters

G – Jordan Goldwire (Super Senior)

G – Mo Gibson (Senior)

G – Elijah Harkless (Senior)

F – Jalen Hill (Junior)

F – Tanner Groves (Senior)

Series History

Oklahoma and Utah State have only met one other time and that was in the 1939 NCAA Tournament in San Francisco, Calif. (NCAA Western Regional Semifinal). The Sooners won the contest 50-39 and advanced to the Final Four.

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