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Hoops Preview: TV Info, Team Stats and Projected Lineups for OSU and St. Bonaventure

The Cowboys are back in Brooklyn.



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The Cowboys are back in Brooklyn for what ought to be an entertaining two days of basketball.

Oklahoma State plays St. Bonaventure in the first round of the Legends Classic. The other side of the bracket features a game between Auburn and Notre Dame. Here are stats and other info to get you ready for the Cowboys’ first clash with the Bonnies.

Viewing Info

Time: 5:30 p.m. (Central) Thursday
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York
Watch: ESPNU (Dave O’Brien & Jon Crispin)

Team Stats

Oklahoma State St. Bonaventure
Record 1-1 1-1
Points Per Game 72 70
Opponent Points Per Game 67 69.5
Field-Goal Percentage 44% 43%
Opponent Field-Goal Percentage 42% 44%
3-Point Percentage 39% 29%
Free-Throw Percentage 50% 69%
Rebounds Per Game 36 31.5

Projected Starters

Oklahoma State Class Height PPG RPG APG
Javon Small Junior 6-3 16 5 5
John-Michael Wright Graduate 6-1 8 1 2.5
Bryce Thompson Senior 6-6 18 2.5 2
Quion Williams Sophomore 6-5 5 7 2
Mike Marsh R-Senior 6-10 8 6.5 1.5


St. Bonaventure Class Height PPG RPG APG
Mika Adams-Woods Graduate 6-3 10.5 2 3.2
Daryl Banks III R-Senior 6-3 8 2.5 2
Charles Pride Graduate 6-4 18.5 8 1
Assa Essamvous Sophomore 6-7 9.5 4.5 0.5
Chad Venning R-Junior 6-10 11 5 0

Boynton in Multiteam Events

Year Event Opponent Score
2017 Legends Classic Texas A&M L, 72-55
2017 Legends Classic Pittsburgh W, 73-67
2018 Advocare Inv. Memphis W, 84-64
2018 Advocare Invi. Villanova L, 77-58
2018 Advocare Inv. LSU W, 90-77
2019 NIT Season Tipoff Syracuse W, 86-72
2019 NIT Season Tipoff Ole Miss W, 78-37
2021 Basketball HOF Inv. UMass-Lowell W, 80-58
2021 Basketball HOF Inv. NC State W, 74-68
2022 Baha Mar Classic UCF L, 60-56 (OT)
2022 Baha Mar Classic DePaul W, 82-78

Boynton teams have played well in this early season tournaments, for the most part.

The Cowboys are 8-3 in these games under Boynton, winning the 2019 NIT Season Tipoff and the 2021 Basketball Hall of Fame Invitational.

However, not everything went to plan for the Cowboys last season in the Bahamas. The Pokes dropped their opening round game against UCF 60-56 in overtime in a game the Cowboys roared to a 17-point lead in until letting it slip. OSU was just 2-for-20 from 3-point range that day. Moussa Cisse led the Cowboys with a 14-point, 14-rebound double-double.

The Cowboys recomposed themselves and beat DePaul 82-78 in the third-place game. The Pokes still didn’t shoot all that great from 3 that day (or most of the year for that matter), but Kalib Boone scored 17 points, as Avery Anderson, John-Michael Wright and Tyreek Smith also scored in double figures.

OSU has played in Brooklyn plenty under Boynton, but this is their first time in the Legends Classic since Boynton’s first year. That season, the Cowboys fell to a ranked Texas A&M team before beating Pittsburgh for third. Jeffrey Carroll scored a career-high 29 points against Pitt while also grabbing nine rebounds off the bench.

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