Big 12 foes will collide when the Iowa State Cyclones (7-7, 0-2 Big 12) take on the Oklahoma Sooners (11-3, 2-0 Big 12) at James H. Hilton Coliseum. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 11, 2020, and it can be seen on ESPN2.
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In the Sooners’ last matchup, they defeated the Texas Longhorns, 72-62. Kristian Doolittle was the game’s leading scorer with 22 points on 8-for-16 shooting. Oklahoma dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.179 (below their season average of 0.259) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.554 (above their season average of 0.480). For those same stats, Texas was 0.094 and 0.438, respectively.
The Cyclones are hoping for a better outcome after their 79-53 loss to the No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks in their last matchup. Rasir Bolton led Iowa State in scoring with 12 points on 4-for-14 shooting. Kansas did a terrific job of converting from the charity stripe (13-17; 76.5 percent). Iowa State, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (16.2 vs. 16.3).
Iowa State could put on a ball-control clinic in this matchup. Iowa State ranks 18th in the NCAA at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 16.1 percent), while Oklahoma forces the 41st-fewest turnovers (17.5 percent).
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams. The Cyclones won both games played against each other last season. In the most recent contest, Iowa State won 78-61. Iowa State’s free throw rate was their largest advantage over Oklahoma. The Cyclones had a rate of 0.204, while the Sooners posted a mark of 0.111.
Oklahoma Sooners vs. Iowa State Cyclones Odds Prediction
Pick: SU Winner – Oklahoma, ATS Winner – Oklahoma, O/U – Over
The Cyclones rank 40th in steals per game (8.4) while the Sooners rank 131st (6.4).
Iowa State ranks 27th in blocks per game (5.1) while Oklahoma ranks 81st (3.7).
Iowa State ranks 71st in three pointers attempted per game (24.4) while Oklahoma ranks 260th in three pointers allowed per game (28.4).
The Cyclones rank 22nd in assists per game (16.6) while the Sooners rank 206th (11.5).
Oklahoma averages 38.4 rebounds per game, which ranks 72nd in the NCAA. Iowa State ranks 222nd in rebounds allowed per game (38.4).
The Cyclones have been outscored by an average of 3.2 points in their last five games. For the season, Iowa State has defeated opponents by an average of 6.3 points.
During their last five games, the Sooners have scored an average of 71.0 points per game (3.4 below their season average) and allowed an average of 66.0 points per game (2.6 below their season average).