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After a tough start to the Big 12 season against a Top 10 Kansas team, things don’t get much easier for the Cowboys on Saturday, as they welcome No. 14 Texas to town.

With a COVID-forced break, Oklahoma State is coming up on a month since its last win, which was Dec. 13 against Cleveland State. Texas brings back a ton of experience from last season’s squad that won the Big 12 Tournament and earned a 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Add to that, the Longhorns brought in Chris Beard from Texas Tech, and Texas should be a contender in the Big 12 this season.

Here are some stats and info to get you ready for Saturday’s game.

Viewing Info

Time: 1 p.m. Saturday
Location: Gallagher-Iba Arena
Watch: CBS (Bill Raftery and Brad Nessler)

Team Stats
Oklahoma State Texas
Record 7-5 12-2
Points Per Game 73.9 72
Opponent Points Per Game 67.1 58
Field-Goal Percentage 45% 44%
Opponent Field-Goal Percentage 40% 39%
3-Point Percentage 28% 34%
Free-Throw Percentage 66% 82%
Rebounds Per Game 38.3 36.5
Projected Starters
Oklahoma State Class Height PPG RPG APG
Avery Anderson Junior 6-3 11.9 2.4 1.8
Bryce Williams Senior 6-2 11.5 2.1 3.1
Isaac Likekele Senior 6-5 7.5 6.1 3.7
Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe Sophomore 6-8 6 5.2 0.8
Kalib Boone Junior 6-9 8.6 2.7 1.1
Texas Class Height PPG RPG APG
Marcus Carr Senior 6-2 10.1 2.1 3.4
Courtney Ramey Senior 6-3 9.2 3.1 1.6
Timmy Allen Senior 6-6 12 6.9 2.6
Christian Bishop Senior 6-7 6.9 4.4 0.6
Tre Mitchell Junior 6-9 9.9 4.8 1.4
Series History

Texas owns a 54-46 all-time record against the Pokes, but OSU is 25-15 against the Longhorns in Stillwater.

The teams first met in 1918, playing back-to-back days where Texas won 33-9 and 29-19. OSU earned its first victory in the series in 1923, a 28-27 win.

More recently, these teams have split their past 10 meetings, with Texas most recently winning in last season’s Big 12 Tournament championship game, 91-86. Cade Cunningham was the Pokes’ leading scorer that game, dropping 29 points, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Matt Coleman and Jericho Sims, who combined for 51 points.

OSU won the meeting before that. Kalib Boone feasted on Texas that day, scoring 22 points and bringing in 15 rebounds. Avery Anderson also had a 16-point, 10-rebound double-double.

Here is a breakdown of the teams’ past 10 meetings:

Season Winner Score Location
2020-21 Texas 91-86 Big 12 Tournament
2020-21 Oklahoma State 75-67 Stillwater
2020-21 Texas 77-74 Austin
2019-20 Oklahoma State 81-59 Austin
2019-20 Texas 76-64 Stillwater
2018-19 Texas 69-57 Austin
2018-19 Oklahoma State 61-58 Stillwater
2017-18 Texas 65-64 Austin
2017-18 Oklahoma State 65-64 Stillwater
2016-17 Oklahoma State 84-71 Stillwater

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