Oklahoma State Cowboys (14-7, 4-5) at Texas Longhorns (14-7, 3-5)
Where: Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas
When: Wednesday, 7 p.m. CST
TV: Longhorn Network/WatchESPN
Radio: Cowboy Radio Network/TuneIn Radio
View From The Enemy: Burnt Orange Nation
Projected Starting Lineups:
|Oklahoma State Cowboys||Texas Longhorns|
|G: Anthony Hickey||G: Isaiah Taylor|
G: Phil Forte III
|G: Demarcus Holland|
|G: Jeff Newberry||G: Jonathan Holmes|
|F: Le`Bryan Nash||F: Connor Lammert|
|F: Michael Cobbins||F: Cameron Ridley|
Cowboys - Longhorns Preview:
AUSTIN, Tex. -- Although the airwaves will be dominated by National Signing Day on Wednesday we should not forget college basketball! The Oklahoma State Cowboys (14-7) head to Austin, Texas to take on the #25 Texas Longhorns (14-7) on Wednesday evening in a big time match-up. The Cowboys will look to steal a win against a struggling Texas team who has lost three straight games. The Pokes, on the other hand, have had their fair share of troubles on the road, and are looking for their first conference win away from home.
Oklahoma State is coming off of a disappointing loss against in-state rival Oklahoma on Saturday. The Cowboys blew a seven point halftime lead, giving up a 15-6 run at the start of the second period. After that point, Oklahoma took control of the game, pulling away to win 64-56.
The Longhorns are coming off of a Texas-size beating against in-state rival Baylor on Saturday. The 'Horns never lead the game at any point, losing to the Bears at the Ferrell Center 83-60. UT never found their rhythm, finishing the night making 39% from the floor and a dismal 19% from 3-point range.
The last time these two teams met, the Cowboys earned a solid 69-58 win at Gallager-Iba Arena. While star freshman Myles Turner had 18 points that night, the Cowboys held UT senior Jonathan Holmes to 0-of-10 shooting. Cowboy leaders Le'Bryan Nash and Phil Forte had 20 points each, but senior Anthony Hickey Jr. put on a magnificent performance, finishing with ten points, nine rebounds, seven assists, a steal and a block. Both the Pokes and the Longhorns grabbed 37 boards, which was extremely impressive for the home team, considering that Texas was (at the time) second in the nation in rebounding margin.