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After 17 days, Cowboy basketball is finally back.

Oklahoma State hosts Kansas on Tuesday night to start each team’s conference slate. OSU hasn’t played since its Dec. 18 loss to Houston after a COVID-forced break.

OSU coach Mike Boynton said Monday he doesn’t expect to have his entire roster available for this game and that last week the Cowboys hosted practices with three and four players because of positive COVID tests. On top of the limited prep time, the Cowboys now see the No. 6 team in the country.

Here are some stats and other information to get you ready for Tuesday night’s game.

Viewing Info

Time: 8 p.m. Tuesday
Location: Gallagher-Iba Arena
Watch: ESPN2 (Mark Neely and Chris Spatola)

Team Stats
Oklahoma State Kansas
Record 7-4 11-1
Points Per Game 74.9 85.2
Opponent Points Per Game 66.6 66.9
Field-Goal Percentage 46% 51%
Opponent Field-Goal Percentage 39% 43%
3-Point Percentage 28% 37%
Free-Throw Percentage 66% 69%
Rebounds Per Game 38.5 35.6
Projected Starters
Oklahoma State Class Height PPG RPG APG
Avery Anderson Junior 6-3 12.5 2.6 1.8
Bryce Thompson Sophomore 6-5 8.5 2.2 0.8
Rondel Walker Sophomore 6-5 4.4 2 1.2
Isaac Likekele Senior 6-5 6.7 5.5 3.7
Kalib Boone Junior 6-9 9.3 3 1
Kansas Class Height PPG RPG APG
Dajuan Harris R-Sophomore 6-1 4.6 1.2 3.9
Ochai Agbaji Senior 6-5 20.6 4.7 1.6
Christian Braun Junior 6-7 17 6.2 3
Jalen Wilson R-Sophomore 6-8 5.9 5.9 1.3
Mitch Lightfoot Senior 6-8 5.9 3.3 0.4
Series History

Tuesday’s game will be the 180th meeting between these teams on the hardwood, where Kansas boasts a 119-60 record.

The teams first met in 1926, a 38-18 Kansas win. OSU didn’t get its first win of the series until 1938, winning 21-15.

Since taking over for the 2017-18 season, OSU coach Mike Boynton is 3-6 against the Jayhawks, sweeping KU during the regular season in his first year as a head coach.

The teams split the series last year, as OSU won in GIA 75-70 off an 18-point, seven-rebound outing from Cade Cunningham. Bryce Williams also dropped 17 points, including a self-served alley-oop at the buzzer.

The Cowboys did, though, play poorly in Lawrence in the teams’ most recent meeting, falling 78-66. Cunningham dropped 26 in that game.

Season Winner Score Location
2020-21 Kansas 78-66 Lawrence
2020-21 Oklahoma State 75-70 Stillwater
2019-20 Kansas 83-58 Lawrence
2019-20 Kansas 65-50 Stillwater
2018-19 Kansas 72-67 Stillwater
2018-19 Kansas 84-72 Lawrence
2017-18 Kansas 82-68 Big 12 Tournament
2017-18 Oklahoma State 82-64 Stillwater
2017-18 Oklahoma State 84-79 Lawrence
2016-17 Kansas 90-85 Stillwater

The post Hoops Preview: TV Info, Projected Lineups and Series History for OSU and Kansas appeared first on Pistols Firing.

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