TV Schedule: Saturday, February 6th, 3:00 PM ET. ABC
Arena: Gallagher-IBA Arena in Stillwater, Oklahoma
This is the second meeting between Oklahoma State and Texas this season. The first meeting ended in a 77-74 Texas win.
No. 6 Texas 11-4 (5-3) has been one of the best teams in college basketball this year. They are currently second in the Big 12 standings. But, the Longhorns have been on a skid of late though. Texas has dropped two straight to No. 2 Baylor and No. 25 Oklahoma.
The Longhorns have multiple contributors on offense. But, our led by junior guard Andrew Jones III. Jones averages 15 points, four rebounds, and two assists on 42% shooting. Besides Jones, Texas has plenty of contributors. Courtney Ramey averages thirteen points, Matt Coleman adds another thirteen points a game, and Greg Brown averages 11 points and seven rebounds.
Texas relies on their potent offense and experience to win games. The big question is how well well can the Longhorns defend superstar freshman Cade Cunningham. Texas’s defense has only been mediocre at times this year. As the Longhorn’s allow 71 points a game.
Oklahoma State 11-5 (4-5) got off to a hot start this season winning their first six games. After that the Cowboys have lost some games they should not have. The most recent one is a close three-point loss to TCU.
The Cowboys are led by frosh superstar Cade Cunningham. Cunningham averages 18 points, five rebounds, three assists, and one steal on 45% shooting. He has a great supporting cast in Issac Likekele and Rondel Walker. Both average ten points a game, while Likekele adds seven rebounds, three assists, and one steal.
If the Cowboys want to win this game they need production from other guys besides Cade Cunningham. Texas is going to get production from other guys besides Andrew Jones. The question is who will step up for the Cowboys?
Oklahoma State has struggled against good teams this season. And against a team of the caliber of Texas, I think the Cowboys have a hard time. Despite a big day from Cade Cunningham, I think Texas wins this one pretty comfortably.