Big 12 foes will collide when the Oklahoma Sooners (13-7, 3-4 Big 12) meet the Oklahoma State Cowboys (10-10, 0-7 Big 12) at the Lloyd Noble Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 1, 2020.
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In the Cowboys’ last contest, they fell to the No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks, 65-50. Cameron McGriff put together a solid game for Oklahoma State, leading both teams in scoring with 18 points on 6-for-14 shooting. Kansas held the Cowboys to an effective field goal percentage of 0.297 (below their season average of 0.470). Oklahoma State, on the other hand, had a turnover percentage of 9.0 (better than their season average of 16.8).
The Sooners are hoping for a better outcome after their 61-53 loss to the Kansas State Wildcats in their last game. With six points and 11 rebounds, Kristian Doolittle played well for Oklahoma. Kansas State had a turnover percentage of 10.4 (better than their season average of 18.9). Oklahoma, on the other hand, did an excellent job of converting from the free throw line (13-17; 76.5 percent).
Oklahoma might have difficulty finding the bottom of the net as they go head-to-head against one of the NCAA’s best defenses. Oklahoma State ranks 81st in defensive efficiency, while the Sooners rank 207th in offensive efficiency.
This is the first time these teams will meet this year, after the Sooners won both meetings last season. In the last game, Oklahoma won 70-61. The Sooners played a nearly perfect game. They had a free throw rate of 0.231 and a great turnover percentage of 9.2. The Cowboys were 0.096 and 19.1, respectively, for those same stats.
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Prediction: SU Winner – Oklahoma, ATS Winner – Oklahoma State, O/U – Over
Oklahoma ranks 25th in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while Oklahoma State ranks 126th (3.6).
The Sooners have been outscored by an average of 1.0 point in their last five games. On the season, Oklahoma has defeated opponents by an average of 3.2 points.
During their last five games, the Cowboys have scored an average of 67.4 points per game (0.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 73.4 points per game (8.3 above their season average).