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The Cowboys head to neutral hardwood Saturday to play their first ranked team of the season in No. 14 Houston.

The Cougars are coming off a Final Four season and reloaded this offseason, bringing in Texas Tech transfer Kyler Edwards. Here is some info to get you ready for Saturday’s contest.

Viewing Info

Time: 6 p.m. Saturday
Location: Dickies Arena in Fort Worth
Watch: ESPNU (Lowell Galindo & Lance Blanks)

Team Stats
Oklahoma State Houston
Record 7-3 9-2
Points Per Game 76.3 80
Opponent Points Per Game 65.9 56.4
Field-Goal Percentage 47% 48%
Opponent Field-Goal Percentage 39% 37%
3-Point Percentage 30% 36%
Free-Throw Percentage 66% 66%
Rebounds Per Game 38.8 40.2
Projected Starters
Oklahoma State Class Height PPG RPG APG
Avery Anderson Junior 6-3 12.9 2.6 2
Bryce Thompson Sophomore 6-5 9.4 2.4 0.9
Rondel Walker Sophomore 6-5 4.7 2 1.2
Isaac Likekele Senior 6-5 6.6 5.7 3.7
Kalib Boone Junior 6-9 9.5 2.3 1.1
Houston Class Height PPG RPG APG
Jamal Shead Sophomore 6-1 8.3 2.3 5.1
Kyler Edwards Senior 6-4 12.3 5.8 1.5
Taze Moore Graduate 6-5 6.5 4.3 1.9
Fabian White Graduate 6-8 10 5.4 1.5
Josh Carlton Graduate 6-10 9.4 4.3 0.6
Series History

Before Mike Boynton took over in Stillwater these teams a state away from each other hadn’t played since the 1960s.

Oklahoma State leads the overall series 13-8, but in this century the teams are 1-1 against each other. The teams first met in 1951, a game OSU won 61-52. OSU started the series on a four-game winning streak before the Cougars pulled off a win in 1953.

More recently, the Cowboys and Cougars played back-to-back seasons in 2018-19 and 2019-20. The first of those two meetings saw Houston go to Gallagher-Iba Arena and pull off a 63-53 victory thanks to a 23-point outing from Armoni Brooks.

In the second of those meetings, OSU traveled to Houston and won 61-55 in a game the Cowboys started walk-on Dee Mitchell. That game saw Yor Anei score 18 points and bring down eight rebounds. Cameron McGriff also had a 12-point, 10-rebound double-double.

Here are how the teams’ past 10 meetings have played out:

Season Winner Score Location
2019-20 Oklahoma State 61-55 Houston
2018-19 Houston 63-53 Stillwater
1964-65 Oklahoma State 75-60 Manhattan, Kansas
1960-61 Houston 56-54 Houston
1957-58 Oklahoma State 73-60 Stillwater
1957-58 Houston 70-64 Houston
1956-57 Oklahoma State 76-72 Stillwater
1956-57 Houston 64-52 Houston
1955-56 Houston 62-60 Houston
1955-56 Oklahoma State 63-44 Stillwater

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