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Oklahoma Sooners Basketball at Oklahoma State: Preview, Thread & How to Watch

As things stand prior to Bedlam, OU is in good shape as long as it picks up a few more wins, but failing to pick one up in Stillwater would set the Sooners back significantly.

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After falling to No. 3 Kansas and No. 1 Baylor in consecutive games, the Oklahoma Sooners look to keep their NCAA Tournament hopes on course as they face the Oklahoma State Cowboys in Stillwater.

Oklahoma (16-10, 6-7) vs. Oklahoma State (13-13, 3-10): 3 p.m. CT at Gallagher-Iba Arena (Stillwater, Okla.)

TV: ESPN2

Commentary: Mark Neely and Chris Spatola

Live Stream: WatchESPN

Radio: Sooner Radio Network (107.7 FM The Franchise in Oklahoma City; KTBZ 1430 AM in Tulsa; Tune In Radio App) with Tom Dore and Kevin Henry announcing

Line: Oklahoma State -1.5 (as of 11 a.m. CT)

About Oklahoma State

  • After dropping their first eight conference game, the Cowboys have won three of their last five in Big 12 play with wins over TCU, Kansas State and Texas Tech.
  • Oklahoma State is currently No. 70 in Ken Pomeroy’s efficiency ratings, sitting at No. 102 in adjusted offensive efficiency and No. 60 in adjusted defensive efficiency.
  • OSU has three players averaging double figures scoring, with PG Isaac Likekele (11.1 PPG), wing Lindy Waters (11.1 PPG) and forward Cameron McGriff (10.8 PPG) leading the way.

Three Things

  • Bracketology: Entering Saturday, ESPN’s Joe Lunardi has Oklahoma as one of his ‘Last Four Byes’, slotting the Sooners as a No. 10 seed in Greensboro, N.C. Meanwhile, CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm has OU as a No. 9 seed playing in Spokane. As things stand prior to Bedlam, OU is in good shape as long as it picks up a few more wins, but failing to pick one up in Stillwater would set the Sooners back significantly.
  • Bedlam History: Oklahoma owns a 140-99 all-time lead in the series, a 22-11 edge in Bedlam games since 2006 and a 12-6 advantage against the Cowboys games under Lon Kruger. Oklahoma State owns a 64-46 lead in Stillwater, but OU has won four of its last six at GIA.
  • Doolittle on Fire: After five straight games in which he failed to reach double figures scoring, senior forward Kristian Doolittle is averaging 23 points and 10 rebounds over his last four games. The Edmond native will be playing in his final regular-season Bedlam game, so perhaps its reasonable to expect a big day for Doolittle.

Prediction

Oklahoma 73, Oklahoma State 71