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Cowboys Face WVU In Conference Tourney Opener

All the info you need for tonight’s game.

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The last time the Big 12 Tournament was played outside Oklahoma City was 2004. The last time OSU won the Big 12 Tournament? That would be 2004.

The Cowboys will look to take advantage of a home crowd in Tulsa as they take on West Virginia in the late game tonight. Here’s what you need to know:

Game Info
No. 2 Oklahoma State vs. No. 7 West Virginia
7:30 p.m., ONEOK Field, Tulsa
Live: Fox College Sport, foxsportsgo.com
This Season: West Virginia leads 1-0 (two games rained out)
All-Time: OSU leads 8-3

Predicted Starters
Michael Freeman (9-2, 1.06 ERA) vs. Chad Donato (7-5, 3.01 ERA)

Freeman will get the start with an eye toward being available Sunday for a potential championship game. Donato gave up four runs in seven innings against Tech last Thursday, striking out eight in the process. He was one of four Big 12 pitchers to throw a shutout this season, and is top 10 in the conference in innings pitched (89.2) and strikeouts (66).

Game Notes

  • The winner of this game will play the winner of KSU/OU tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.; the losers play tomorrow at 12:30 p.m.
  • OSU went 5-3 against teams on its side of the bracket (3-1 vs. OU, 2-1 vs. KSU, 0-1 vs. WVU)
  • The Cowboys are 17-32 all-time at the Big 12 Tournament
  • OSU’s bullpen this year: 15-6, 8 saves, 2.88 ERA in 209.1 innings
  • West Virginia had eight players named to All-Conference Teams: three Second-Team players, four Honorable Mentions, and one All-Freshman Team player
  • Freshman Kyle Davis is third in the Big 12 with a .353 batting average
  • In conference games, WVU hit .243 with 11 home runs; the pitching staff went 9-13 with a 4.42 ERA

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