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Hoops Preview: TV Info, Team Stats, Projected Lineups and Series History for OSU and No. 8 UConn

OSU is 2-0 all-time against UConn.



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After stumbling a bit in the early part of the season, the Cowboys have picked things up as of late, but Thursday provides Oklahoma State with its biggest test of the young season.

The Cowboys head to Connecticut for a battle against No. 8 UConn as part of the Big 12-Big East Battle. Here is a breakdown of the matchup.

Viewing Info

Time: 5:30 p.m. CT Thursday
Location: Harry A. Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Connecticut
Watch: FS1 (Kevin Kugler and Bill Raftery)

Team Stats
Oklahoma State UConn
Record 5-2 8-0
Points Per Game 75.1 84
Opponent Points Per Game 62.3 58
Field-Goal Percentage 46% 49%
Opponent Field-Goal Percentage 36% 38%
3-Point Percentage 29% 37%
Free-Throw Percentage 70% 74%
Rebounds Per Game 40.6 39.8

Projected Starters
Oklahoma State Class Height PPG RPG APG
John-Michael Wright Senior 6-1 9.9 2.7 2.1
Avery Anderson Senior 6-3 12.7 4.1 3.3
Bryce Thompson Junior 6-6 11.0 3.6 1.9
Kalib Boone Senior 6-9 9.6 5.4 2.0
Moussa Cisse Junior 7-1 10.0 10.6 0.7
UConn Class Height PPG RPG APG
Tristen Newton Senior 6-5 12.6 4.9 4.6
Nahiem Alleyne Senior 6-4 6.8 1.8 1.4
Jordan Hawkins Senior 6-4 11.2 2.8 1.5
Alex Karaban R-Freshman 6-8 10.4 3.5 2.1
Adama Sanogo Junior 6-9 18.5 7.0 1.3

Series History (OSU leads 2-0)

This will be the third meeting between these teams but the first held at one of their campuses.

The Cowboys and Huskies got together in the first round of the Maui Invitational in 2016, an 98-90 win for the Pokes. Jawun Evans (one of the most underrated players in OSU’s history) scored 35 points that day. He had six assists to only one turnover while getting help from Phil Forte and Jeffrey Carroll, who had 18 points apiece.

The teams’ other meeting came in the Bayou Classic of 1970, an 80-64 win for OSU in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Season Winner Score Location
2016-17 Oklahoma State 98-90 Maui
1970-71 Oklahoma State 80-64 Lafayette

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