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Oklahoma Sooners Basketball vs. Iowa State: Preview, Thread & How to Watch

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With Austin Reaves back for the Sooners, No. 9 OU looks to get back its winning ways.

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With floor general Austin Reaves back in the fold, the Oklahoma Sooners look to get back to their winning ways as they host the Iowa St. Cyclones.

No. 9 Oklahoma Sooners (11-5, 6-4 Big 12) at Iowa State (2-10, 0-7 Big 12): 11 a.m. CT at the Lloyd Noble Center

TV: ESPN2

Commentary: Rich Hollenberg and Robbie Hummel

Live Stream: WatchESPN

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

Line: Oklahoma -14.5 (as of 10 a.m. CT)


About Iowa State

  • The Cyclones sit at No. 133 nationally in KenPom’s team efficiency ratings and haven’t won a game since Dec. 20 — a 60-45 win over Jackson State. They are currently No. 143 in adjusted offensive efficiency and No. 130 in adjusted defensive efficiency.
  • Iowa State as also been hit hard by COVID-19 positives and contact tracing, as the ‘Clones have had four Big 12 games postponed (four straight games from Jan. 13-23) and have been shorthanded in a number of others.
  • ISU is led by junior guard Rasir Bolton, who is averaging 15.4 PPG, 5.1 RPG and 4.5 APG. Forward Javan Johnson, who was averaging 12.2 PPG but hasn’t played since Jan. 9, will be back in the lineup for a team that is finally back to full strength.

Prediction

Iowa State, will all players available, will put up more of a fight than anticipated, but Reaves, Harmon and the Sooners will take care of business and win going away.

Oklahoma 82, Iowa State 70