Last Updated: 2017-03-06
The Longwood Lancers will travel to Gallagher-Iba Arena to take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Action begins at 9:00 pm ET on Tuesday, Dec. 15 and can be seen on ESU and ES3.
The Cowboys enter this game hoping for similar success after barely hanging on to beat Minnesota 62-60 on Saturday. Jeffrey Carroll was the team’s leading scorer with 12 points on 2-for-4 shooting. The Lancers, meanwhile, are feeling some disappointment after their ugly 77-59 loss against Richmond on Saturday. Longwood lost despite the best efforts of Shaquille Johnson, who recorded his first double-double of the season with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
This one isn’t expected to be close when Oklahoma State, a substantial 18-point favorite, takes on Longwood. The Over/Under (O/U) is sitting at 142 points for this matchup.
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The Cowboys have gone 6-3 Straight Up (SU) and 4-4 Against The Spread (ATS). The Cowboys are one of the best in Division I in terms of free throw percentage, shooting an impressive .772 from the free throw line. Oklahoma State’s defense can be considered one of the best in the country. The Cowboys allow a .385 opponent field-goal percentage, one of the lowest shooting rates in the country. Not making mistakes with the ball is a staple of the Oklahoma State offense, which averages just 10.9 turnovers per game.
The Lancers convert their free throws at a high percentage, ranking 26th in the nation at .750.
This game will be the first meeting for Oklahoma State and Longwood in recent seasons.
Predictions: SU Winner – OkSt, ATS Winner – OkSt, O/U – Over
Oklahoma State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games.
Oklahoma State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home.
Longwood averages 73.5 points per game, placing the team just 191st in the nation. Oklahoma State ranks 71st in points allowed, giving up 65.8 points per game.
In its last game, Longwood lost by a margin of 18 points. Oklahoma State is 1-0 in games decided by a margin of 18 points or more. Longwood has a 2-2 record in blowouts.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys average a field goal percentage of 44.4% this season. The Longwood Lancers are a winless 0-7 when opponents have a FG% of 44.4% or greater.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys rank higher based on their field goal percentage (159th) than their effective field goal percentage (201st). The Longwood Lancers rank higher based on their effective field goal percentage (147th) than their field goal percentage (151st).
Oklahoma State ranks 94th in the nation with an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.22. Longwood is ranked lower at 152nd with an A/TO of 1.10.
Longwood ranks 187th in offensive rebounds, while Oklahoma State ranks at 51st in defensive rebounds.
Oklahoma State averages a forced turnover rate of 16.1% this season. Longwood has a 3-4 record when it suffers a turnover rate equal to or exceeding this.
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