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The biggest storyline to watch here will be the Big 12 Tournament seeding battle. At 9-6 in conference, both Iowa St. and Oklahoma will be looking to solidify themselves as the fourth best team in the league. This matchup will separate the two with a clear and decisive line.
While the Iowa St. Cyclones have been a tough team at home, the same cannot be said for them in true road games. In such games, the Cyclones hold a 3-7 record. The Oklahoma Sooners will look to capitalize as they continue their run back to the NCAA Tournament after a drought.
For Iowa St., Will Clyburn will look to get a balance of points from the field as well as from the charity stripe. Knowing how to draw the foul and get to the free throw line has been a strength of Clyburn's from day one after transferring from Utah. He continues to be a quick guard who attacks the rim and rarely settles for a shot.
Adding to why Clyburn has much success, the Cyclones shoot a plethora of three point attempts. Once they get going from the outside, there is literally no stopping them as lanes open up for Clyburn leaving guys like Tyrus McGee open on the outside. McGee has found a stroke as of late and is currently shooting 50%+ from beyond the arc in Iowa St.'s last six outings.
On this Senior Day for the Sooners, they will need to rely heavily on a trio of them once again in Romero Osby, Sam Grooms, and Steven Pledger. Yes, they do have fond memories of their time at Oklahoma, but Pledger could play a major role in the decision of this game.
The last time these two team met, OU hit only three of their 17 attempts from 3-point land. Andrew Fitzgerald led the team in scoring and has to opportunity to do so yet again. Even though there is another home game for this group, check out what they had to say...
Not only will this matchup mark Senior Day, it will also be used honor the Military.
Couldn't be prouder of this set of senior representing our beloved Sooners.