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Hoops Preview: TV Info, Projected Lineups and Series History between OSU and UT-Arlington

The need-to-knows for OSU’s season-opener.



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After a tune-up game against Central Oklahoma this past Friday night, the Cowboys’ 2021-22 basketball season officially kicks off Tuesday.

Oklahoma State opens the year with a game against UT-Arlington. It’ll be the season-opener for both teams after both played tightly contested contests with Division-II schools in exhibition play. OSU beat UCO 76-68 in Stillwater, and UTA beat Southeastern Oklahoma State 68-64 after trailing 62-58 with about five minutes to play.

Here is some info to get you ready for Tuesday night’s game.

Viewing Info

Time: 7 p.m. Saturday
Location: Gallagher-Iba Arena
Watch: ESPN+

Projected Starters

Oklahoma State:
Avery Anderson, G, 6-3, Junior
Rondel Walker, G, 6-4, Sophomore
Isaac Likekele, G, 6-5, Senior
Donovan Williams, G, 6-5, Sophomore
Moussa Cisse, C, 6-10, Sophomore

Javon Levi, G, 5-11, Graduate Student
Nicolas Elame, G, 6-3, Sophomore
David Azore, G, 6-4, Graduate Student
Pedro Castro, G, 6-6, Graduate Student
Kaodirichi Akobundu-Ehiogu, F, 6-9, Redshirt Sophomore

Series History

This marks the 13th time the Cowboys and Mavericks have met on the hardwood, and OSU brings an 11-1 series record into Tuesday night’s game.

UTA’s one win against the Pokes came during the 1987-88 season. For what it’s worth, the OSU finished that season 14-16.

The teams first met in the 1981-82 season, where OSU beat the Mavericks 63-55 in Arlington. Stillwater hosted its first game of the series the following year, a 90-83 victory for the Cowboys.

These teams started the year against each other last season, as well. The game was tighter than anticipated, but Cade Cunningham had a 21-point, 10-rebound double-double to lead OSU to a 75-68 victory.

Season Winner Score Location
2020-21 Oklahoma State 75-68 Arlington
2012-13 Oklahoma State 69-44 Stillwater
2007-08 Oklahoma State 69-64 Stillwater
2005-06 Oklahoma State 74-65 Stillwater
1995-96 Oklahoma State 80-63 Stillwater
1988-89 Oklahoma State 85-51 Stillwater
1987-88 UT-Arlington 69-58 Arlington
1985-86 Oklahoma State 95-68 Arlington
1984-85 Oklahoma State 96-84 Stillwater
1983-84 Oklahoma State 106-99 Arlington
1982-83 Oklahoma State 90-83 Stillwater
1981-82 Oklahoma State 63-55 Arlington

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