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Hoops Preview: TV Info, Projected Lineups and Series History for OSU and Kansas State

The Pokes can spoil the Wildcats’ tourney hopes.

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Kansas State is fighting for its tournament life, and the banned Cowboys have a chance to play spoiler.

Oklahoma State hosts the Wildcats on Saturday. ESPN’s Joe Lunardi had K-State on his “Next Four Out” in his Friday bracketology. Here is a preview of Saturday’s matchup.

Viewing Info

Time: 1 p.m. Saturday
Location: Gallagher-Iba Arena
Watch: ESPNU (Ted Emrich and King McClure)

Team Stats
Oklahoma State Kansas State
Record 12-13 14-11
Points Per Game 69.5 67.9
Opponent Points Per Game 66.9 64.4
Field-Goal Percentage 44% 42%
Opponent Field-Goal Percentage 40% 41%
3-Point Percentage 30% 34%
Free-Throw Percentage 67% 72%
Rebounds Per Game 36.5 34.5
Projected Starters
Oklahoma State Class Height PPG RPG APG
Avery Anderson Junior 6-3 11.4 2.9 2.3
Bryce Thompson Sophomore 6-5 10.4 2.2 1
Isaac Likekele Senior 6-5 7.4 5.6 3.6
Tyreek Smith R-Sophomore 6-7 3.4 2.7 0.4
Moussa Cisse Sophomore 7-0 6.9 5.9 0.3
Kansas State Class Height PPG RPG APG
Markquis Nowell Junior 5-8 12 2.4 5
Nijel Pack Sophomore 6-0 17.5 3.7 2.5
Mike McGuirl Senior 6-3 6.4 3.3 1.9
Mark Smith Senior 6-4 12.2 8.5 1.7
Davion Bradford Sophomore 7-0 3.7 2.3 0.3
Series History

These teams met at the beginning of the month, where the Wildcats won off a Nijel Pack 3-pointer with two seconds to play. Pack scored 22 points in K-State’s 71-68 win. Mark Smith also played a big role, scoring 19 points to go with his eight rebounds.

The Cowboys got 22 points out of Bryce Thompson and 18 points out of Rondel Walker.

The K-State victory busted a four-game winning streak for the Pokes in the series. OSU is 57-84 against the Wildcats since the teams’ first game in 1922. Here is a look at the past 10 meetings:

Season Winner Score Location
2021-22 Kansas State 71-68 Manhattan
2020-21 Oklahoma State 67-60 Stillwater
2020-21 Oklahoma State 70-54 Manhattan
2019-20 Oklahoma State 69-63 Stillwater
2019-20 Oklahoma State 64-59 Manhattan
2018-19 Kansas State 85-46 Manhattan
2018-19 Kansas State 75-57 Stillwater
2017-18 Kansas State 82-72 Stillwater
2017-18 Kansas State 86-82 Manhattan
2016-17 Oklahoma State 80-68 Manhattan
Big 12 Standings
Team Conference Record Overall Record
Kansas 10-2 21-4
Baylor 9-4 21-5
Texas Tech 9-4 20-6
Texas 8-5 19-7
Kansas State 6-7 14-11
TCU 5-6 16-7
Oklahoma State 5-8 12-13
Iowa State 4-9 17-9
Oklahoma 4-9 14-12
West Virginia 3-9 14-11

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