Oklahoma vs. Houston Baptist | Storylines, How To Watch & Predictions

Tip: 7:00 PM

Location: Lloyd Noble Center

TV: Bally Sports OK+

Notes & Storylines

  • Oklahoma forward Jalen Hill recorded his first double-double (10 points, 10 rebounds) in Sunday’s championship game of the Myrtle Beach Invitational.
  • Tanner Groves and Jalen Hill were named to the Myrtle Beach Invitational All-Tournament team. Umoja Gibson and Jordan Goldwire received second team accolades, while Elijah Harkless was honorable mention.
  • Oklahoma ranks second in the Big 12 and 18th in the NCAA in field goal percentage (51.8%).
  • OU has tallied Big 12 highs in 3-pointers made per game (9.2) and total 3-pointers made (46).
  • Tanner Groves leads the Big 12 in defensive rebounds per game (6.60) and total field goals made (35).
  • Jalen Hill leads the conference in total rebounds (39) and Groves is ranked third (35).
  • Defensively, the Sooners are holding opponents to just 25.8 percent from three-point range.

How To Watch/Listen

Tip is scheduled for 7 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 Toby Rowland and Kevin Henry announcing. The game will air on Bally Sports Oklahoma+ with Chad McKee and Bryndon Manzer on the call.

Scouting The Huskies

  • Houston Baptist enters tonight’s game with a 1-3 record.
  • Brycen Long is the Huskies leading scorer and averages 10.5 points per game. Lee is a close second with 10.3 points and is the team leader in rebounds per game (8.5).
  • As a team, HBU is shooting 42.1% (93-221) from the filed and 39.4% (37-94) from 3-point range. The Huskies are allowing 70.8 points per game but are outrebounding their opponents (34.8 to 31.8).

HBU’s Projected Starters

G – Jade Tse (Sophomore)

G – Za-Ontay Boothman (Sophomore)

G/F – Darius Lee (Senior)

F – Sam Hofman (Junior)

F – Zion Tordof (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 Houston Baptist met last season on December 19, 2020. The Sooners recorded an 84-65 win that night and were led by 15 points from Austin Reaves.

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