Oklahoma State travels to Norman, Okla., this weekend for the 223rd edition of Bedlam on the hardwood. The game is scheduled for 2 pm inside the Lloyd Noble Center, and the game will be televised by ESPN2, with Jon Sciambi handling the play-by-play duties and Fran Fraschilla providing expert analysis.
These two teams have split the last three regular-season series, with the home team winning each contest. About Oklahoma State Oklahoma State is 11-3 overall this season and 1-1 in Big 12 Conference action following a 63-45 win over TCU. The Cowboys are currently ranked No. 30 according to RPIRatings.com.
Markel Brown and Marcus Smart lead OSU offensively, averaging 14.5 and 14.3 ppg, respectively. Smart also leads the Pokes in assists (67) and steals (39). Philip Jurick is the team leader in rebounds, averaging 7.1 per game. Le’Bryan Nash (13.7 ppg) and Phil Forte (10.6 ppg) are also averaging in double figures. The Cowboy defense is limiting its opponents to just 56.9 points per game and 37.4 percent shooting from the floor. OSU has held six opponents under the half-century mark this year, a feat which has not been accomplished since the 1964-65 season.
Five different Cowboys have reached double figures in blocked shots: Jurick (17), Smart (15), Brown (13), Kamari Murphy (13) and Michael Cobbins (13). About Oklahoma Oklahoma is 10-3 overall this season and 1-0 in league play following a 67-57 win at West Virginia on Saturday. The Sooners are No. 18 in the latest RPI. OU is led by senior forward Romero Osby who is averaging 13.2 points and 6.5 rebounds. Fellow senior Steven Pledger, a guard, is chipping in 11.5 points and grabbing 3.1 boards per contest.
As a team, Oklahoma has a +2.3 turnover margin and is outrebounding its opponents by 2.2 boards per game. The Sooners’ losses are to ninth-ranked Gonzaga on a neutral court, at Arkansas and to Stephen F. Austin at home. OU is coached by Lon Kruger, in his second season with the Sooners and his 27th season overall. He has a 504-323 record in stints at UTEP, Kansas State, Florida, Illinois, UNLV and now Oklahoma.
Oklahoma State vs Oklahoma
2 pm | Saturday, January 12, 2013
Norman, Okla. | Lloyd Noble Center (12,000)
Television — ESPN2
Jon Sciambi | play-by-play
Fran Fraschilla | analyst
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