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The Cowboys get a break from the mosh pit that is the Big 12 for a date with Florida in the Big 12/SEC Challenge this weekend.

It’ll be a reunion with former assistant coach Erik Pastrana, who left Oklahoma State for his native Florida this offseason. The Cowboys are 6-2 in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. They’re on a three-game winning streak in the event, beating Arkansas last season, Texas A&M in 2019-20 and South Carolina in 2018-19.

Viewing Info

Time: 3 p.m. CT Saturday
Location: Stephen C. O’Connell Center in Gainesville, Florida
Watch: ESPN2 (Roy Philpott and Mark Wise)

Team Stats
Oklahoma State Florida
Record 10-9 12-8
Points Per Game 69.4 71.3
Opponent Points Per Game 66 63.8
Field-Goal Percentage 43% 43%
Opponent Field-Goal Percentage 40% 44%
3-Point Percentage 29% 30%
Free-Throw Percentage 66% 71%
Rebounds Per Game 37.1 35.2
Projected Starters
Oklahoma State Class Height PPG RPG APG
Avery Anderson Junior 6-3 11.3 2.8 2.1
Bryce Thompson Sophomore 6-5 9.8 2.2 0.9
Rondel Walker Sophomore 6-5 4 2.3 1.1
Isaac Likekele Senior 6-5 7.4 5.8 3.5
Moussa Cisse Sophomore 7-0 6.2 5.5 0.3
Florida Class Height PPG RPG APG
Tyree Appleby Senior 6-1 10.1 2.3 3.9
Brandon McKissic Senior 6-3 6.5 3.3 1.9
Phlandrous Fleming Senior 6-5 10.3 3.6 1.6
Kowacie Reeves Freshman 6-6 4.9 1.3 0.4
Anthony Duruji Senior 6-7 9.8 4.5 1.2
Series History

These teams have met three times with Florida winning all three.

The last meeting in the series came in 2015 at the Orange Bowl Classic event in Sunrise, Florida, a 72-70 Gator victory. Jawun Evans led the Cowboys that day with 17 points, seven rebounds and five assists.

Before that, the teams met in the 2000 Elite Eight, where the Cowboys fell 77-65 in New York. Fredrik Jonzen was the Cowboys’ leading scorer in that game, scoring 14 points to go along with seven rebounds. Florida went on to the the national runner-up that season.

The other meeting came in Hawaii in the 1993 Rainbow Classic.

Season Winner Score Location
2015-16 Florida 72-70 Sunrise, Florida
1999-00 Florida 77-65 Syracuse, New York
1993-94 Florida 74-69 Honolulu, Hawaii

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