Connect with us

Hoops

Hoops Preview: Shorthanded Cowboys Head to Ames For a Big 12 Rematch

The shorthanded Pokes head north to Ames.

Published

on

Entering the last time the Cowboys played Iowa State, nine Oklahoma State players hadn’t played in a Big 12 game. On Saturday, the Cowboys will have only nine players.

Since that first meeting Jan. 2, Mike Cunningham has parted ways with the team, and Michael Weathers, Maurice Calloo and Kentrevious Jones were dismissed this week. That leaves the Cowboys journey to Hilton with eight scholarship players (including former walk-on Trey Reeves) and freshman walk-on Luke Major.

OSU’s rematch with Iowa State came quickly, as the games are separated by only 17 days. Since their journey to Stillwater, the Cyclones have picked up impressive victories against Kansas and Texas Tech, but they have also lost to Baylor in that time. He’s a preview of the double portion of the double round robin.

Viewing Info

Time: 5 p.m. Saturday
Location: Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa
TV: ESPNU

Projected Lineups

Oklahoma State

Name Class PPG RPG APG BPG SPG
Isaac Likekele Freshman 7.6 4.8 3.2 0.4 1.2
Thomas Dziagwa Junior 10.6 2.8 1.6 0 0.6
Lindy Waters Junior 11.5 4.9 2.9 0.2 1.2
Cameron McGriff Junior 13.4 8.2 1.9 1.2 1.1
Yor Anei Freshman 6.4 3.8 0.4 1.9 0.2

Iowa State

Name Class PPG RPG APG BPG SPG
Tyrese Haliburton Freshman 8.1 3.8 4.2 1.1 2
Talen Horton-Tucker Freshman 12 5.5 2.9 0.7 1.4
Nick Weiler-Babb Senior 9.6 4.5 4 0.2 1.3
Marial Shayok Redshirt Senior 19.4 5.4 2 0.2 1
Michael Jacobson Redshirt Junior 13.6 6.3 0.9 0.4 0.8
Oklahoma State’s Last Five
Opponent Result Score
vs. Iowa State L 69-63
at Oklahoma L 74-64
vs. Texas W 61-58
at West Virginia W 85-77
vs. Baylor L 73-69
Iowa State’s Last Five
Opponent Result Score
at Oklahoma State W 69-63
vs. Kansas W 77-60
at Baylor L 73-70
vs. Kansas State L 58-57
at Texas Tech W 68-64
Team Stats
Oklahoma State Iowa State
Points Per Game 70.4 79.1
Points Allowed Per Game 69.6 64.5
Field-Goal Percentage 43.3 47.8
Rebounds Per Game 36.3 36.1
Assists Per Game 13.6 16.4
Big 12 Standings
Team Conference Record Overall Record
Kansas 4-1 15-2
Texas Tech 4-1 15-2
Kansas State 3-2 13-4
Iowa State 3-2 13-4
TCU 2-2 13-3
Baylor 2-2 10-6
Oklahoma 2-3 13-4
Texas 2-3 10-7
Oklahoma State 2-3 8-9
West Virginia 0-5 8-9
Previous Meeting

The Cowboys and Cyclones opened conference play against each other Jan. 2, a game Iowa State won 69-63.

Four Cyclones scored 61 of ISU’s 69 points. Despite still scoring 17 points, it was a rough shooting night for ISU’s Marial Shayok. Shayok was 4-for-17 from the field.

The Cowboys led 36-35 at halftime, but OSU shot 34 percent from the field in the second half, including 2-for-13 from deep.

Cameron McGriff and Lindy Waters each finished with 15 points. McGriff also ripped down a career-high 13 boards. The Cowboys next leading scorer was Michael Weathers, who the Pokes will be without in Ames after his dismissal.

Most Read