Oklahoma Basketball Vs. Kansas City | Storylines, How To Watch, Odds, & Predictions

Tip: 7:00 PM CT

Location: Lloyd Noble Center

Television: ESPN+

Notes & Storylines

  • Tonight will be the first ever meeting between the Sooners and the Roos.
  • Oklahoma is 46th in the first NET rankings and 2-1 in the first two quadrants.
  • Oklahoma is ranked in the top 60 in six NCAA Division I categories. OU is 18th in scoring defense (58.5 PPG), 37th in three point percentage defense (27.6%), 47th in field goal percentage (48.4%), 50th in three point percentage (37.8%), 52nd in fouls per game (14.8) and 59th in effective field goal percentage (55.0%).
  • Grant Sherfield is eighth in the nation in 3-point percentage (51.3%) and 21st in free throw percentage (91.7%).
  • Sherfield is first in the Big 12 in minutes per game (34:00) and Jalen Hill is third (33:24).
  • Tanner Groves is 32nd in the nation and second in the Big 12 in defensive rebounds per game (6.9) and fifth in the conference in rebounds per contest (7.4).
  • Oklahoma holds a 58-19 record at Lloyd Noble Center since 2017.

Team Stats

TEAMPTSPAFG%REBASTBLKSTLSTRK
KC65.366.639.640.310.24.06.2W1
OU65.858.548.431.914.13.55.1L1

Projected Starters

Kansas City

G – Shemarri Allen

G – Babacar Diallo

G – RayQuawndis Mitchell

F – Allen Mukeba

F- Promise Idiaru

Oklahoma

G – Grant Sherfield

G – C.J. Noland

F – Jacob Groves

F – Jalen Hill

F/C – Tanner Groves

Scouting The Roos

  • Marvin Menzies is in his first season at Kansas City and has 13 years of NCAA Division I head coaching experience.
  • Kansas City is 4-7 and has DI victories over Toledo and Indiana State.
  • The Roos earned their fourth win of the season against Lindenwood (61-47) Saturday.
  • RayQuawndis Mitchell is Kansas City’s leading scorer, averaging 16.6 points per game.
  • Shemarri Allen averages 15.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.
  • Anderson Kopp has appeared in only four games this season but averages a team-best 2.3 steals per game. He also produces 13.0 points and 4.3 rebounds per game.
  • Allen Mukeba gathers a team-high 8.9 rebounds per game and Jeff Ngandu records 1.4 blocks per game.

Odds & Predictions

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