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Nerdalicious Numbers: A Third of the Way through Conference Play

The Cowboys have played a third of their conference games, so how do they stack up?

Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

With 6 of the 18 conference games played, the Cowboys are tied for 6th with a 3-3 (.500) record, with all 3 wins at home and all 3 losses on the road.

First, the Cowboys played host to Kansas State where they came away with the 14-point win. They then tried their hand at defeating Hilton Magic in Ames but fell short as their final shot was blocked at the buzzer before returning home to battle it out with #10 Texas. The Cowboys got hot in the second half of the game to walk out with an 11-point victory and into the Phog in Lawrence. Fouls were the problem as the Jayhawks shot a total of 46 free throws on their way to a 10-point win over the Cowboys, the largest margin of victory between both teams in the last 3 seasons.

Then, Travis Ford went looking for his first win in Norman. He would not receive it as the Sooners trounced the Cowboys with Buddy Hield going 10-10 from the field for 27 points. The Cowboys then returned home on Wednesday night to secure a 20-point domination over Texas Tech. At the end of this initial stretch, Nash and Forte are 2nd and 3rd respectively in scoring in the Big 12. Forte and Hickey are currently 1st and 3rd in steals and Cobbins is 2nd in blocks.

Game Results: (3-3) .500

  • vs. KSU, W (61-47)
  • @ #17 ISU, L (63-61)
  • vs. #10 Texas, W (69-58)
  • @ #9 KU, L (67-57)
  • @ #18 OU, L (82-65)
  • vs. TTU, W (63-43)

The Cowboys now face the second gauntlet on their schedule over the next 6 games, facing currently ranked opponents every game until travelling to Fort Worth to face the Horned Frogs on February 14.

Next 6 games:

  • Jan 24 @ KSU
  • Jan 27 vs. #21 Baylor
  • Jan 31 vs. #19 OU
  • Feb 4 @ #17 Texas
  • Feb 7 vs. #11 KU
  • Feb 9 @ #21 Baylor
Big 12 Rankings:
Big 12 W-L GB PCT W-L PCT STRK
#11 Kansas 4-1 -- 0.800 15-3 0.833 W1
#9 Iowa State 4-1 -- 0.800 14-3 0.824 W2
Kansas St 4-2 0.5 0.667 11-8 0.579 L1
#18 West Virginia 3-2 1 0.600 15-3 0.833 L1
#17 Texas 3-2 1 0.600 14-4 0.778 W2
Oklahoma St 3-3 1.5 0.500 13-5 0.722 W1
#19 Oklahoma 3-3 1.5 0.500 12-6 0.667 L1
#21 Baylor 2-3 2 0.400 14-4 0.778 W1
TCU 1-4 3 0.200 14-4 0.778 L1
Texas Tech 0-6 4.5 0.000 10-9 0.526 L6

Team Stats
Offense Points Per Game Rebounds Per Game Assists Per Game Field Goal PCT
Number 70.0 35.6 12.0 0.442
Big 12 Rank 6th 9th 9th 5th
National Rank 122nd 145th 223rd 144th
Defense Points Allowed Rebounds Per Game Blocks Per Game Steals Per Game
Number 59.5 26.2 5.3 8.7
Big 12 Rank 4th 4th 3rd 2nd
National Rank 35th 51st 23rd 17th

Player Stats

Conference
Player GP Min PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TPG FG% FT% 3P%
Le'Bryan Nash 6 32.0 17.0 5.2 2.3 0.7 1.5 2.3 0.482 0.760 0.250
Phil Forte III 6 35.0 17.5 2.3 1.7 1.0 0.0 2.2 0.530 0.864 0.485
Anthony Hickey Jr. 6 31.2 7.3 5.5 4.5 2.2 0.2 1.7 0.347 0.600 0.318
Michael Cobbins 6 25.2 3.8 5.0 0.2 0.8 2.5 0.7 0.400 0.636 0.000
Jeff Newberry 6 21.7 7.0 2.8 1.5 0.7 0.5 1.3 0.353 0.800 0.316
Jeffrey Carroll 3 4.0 0.7 1.3 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.125 0.000 0.000
Tavarius Shine 6 17.7 4.7 1.0 0.7 0.7 0.0 0.7 0.379 0.000 0.286
Leyton Hammonds 6 8.7 3.3 0.7 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.389 0.000 0.400
Anthony Allen Jr. 6 5.0 0.3 1.2 0.0 0.3 0.7 1.0 0.333 0.000 0.000
Joe Burton 2 2.5 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.000 0.500 0.000
Tyree Griffin 6 9.3 0.8 1.7 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.7 0.167 1.000 0.333
Ford Stuen 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.000 0.000 0.000
Mitchell Solomon 6 9.7 0.3 1.7 0.2 0.2 0.5 0.8 0.333 0.000 0.000
Christien Sager 5 1.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.000 0.000 0.000
Alex Budke 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.000 0.000 0.000
Marek Soucek 1 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.000 0.000 0.000
Totals 6 -- 62.7 32.2 12.3 6.7 6.0 12.3 0.417 0.741 0.344
Opponents 6 -- 60.0 35.7 11.7 5.7 5.3 12.8 0.394 0.643 0.323
Difference 0 -- +2.7 -3.5 +0.6 +1.0 +0.7 +0.5 +0.023 +0.098 +0.021

Season
Player GP MIN PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TPG FG% FT% 3P%
Le'Bryan Nash 17 30.5 17.6 6.1 2.1 0.8 1.0 2.9 0.478 0.771 0.143
Phil Forte III 18 33.2 17.2 2.3 1.8 2.3 0.0 1.7 0.456 0.835 0.414
Anthony Hickey Jr. 18 28.9 8.8 4.9 3.6 2.1 0.2 1.4 0.409 0.429 0.324
Michael Cobbins 15 26.7 6.7 5.7 0.6 1.0 2.3 1.3 0.615 0.525 0.000
Jeff Newberry 18 16.9 5.8 2.2 1.2 0.9 0.2 0.9 0.393 0.767 0.395
Jeffrey Carroll 15 13.8 4.3 2.5 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.377 0.333 0.255
Tavarius Shine 18 12.5 3.3 1.6 0.3 0.6 0.1 0.7 0.404 0.750 0.257
Leyton Hammonds 14 11.6 3.3 1.1 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.6 0.395 0.000 0.387
Anthony Allen Jr. 17 8.9 2.1 3.2 0.2 0.2 1.1 1.1 0.737 0.421 0.000
Joe Burton 9 3.6 1.7 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.333 0.571 0.143
Tyree Griffin 18 10.8 1.3 1.6 1.3 0.3 0.0 0.9 0.227 0.800 0.222
Ford Stuen 5 2.0 1.2 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2 1.000 1.000 1.000
Mitchell Solomon 18 10.7 1.1 2.8 0.3 0.2 0.6 0.7 0.412 0.667 0.500
Christien Sager 15 5.6 0.9 0.8 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.231 0.444 0.250
Alex Budke 5 1.6 0.6 0.8 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.4 0.500 0.000 1.000
Marek Soucek 6 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.000 0.000 0.000
Totals 18 -- 70.0 36.0 12.0 9.0 5.0 13.0 0.442 0.709 0.338