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Preview: Oklahoma State at Baylor

The Cowboys visit the Bears in Waco, Texas.

NCAA Basketball: Baylor at Oklahoma State Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

In their last away game of the season, the Cowboys head to Waco to take on the Baylor Bears. The Pokes go into the game having been very close to upsetting both Texas Tech and Kansas in their last two. Do the Cowboys have one more win away from Gallagher-Iba in them or will their lack of depth continue to haunt them late in games?


Who: Baylor (19-10, 10-6 Big 12 Conference)

Where: Ferrell Center- Waco, Texas

When: 8 p.m. Central; Wednesday, March 6

TV: ESPN2

Web Stream: WatchESPN

Radio: Cowboy Radio Network / TuneIn

Live Stats: okstate.statbroadcast.com


Injury Report:

Oklahoma State:

Trey Reeves (Foot)

Baylor:

Jake Lindsey (Hip)

Tristian Clark (Knee)

Projected Starters

Oklahoma State:

Baylor:

G Makai Mason (R-Sr.) ,G Jared Butler (Fr.) ,G Mark Vital ( R-So.) ,F Mario Kegler (R-So.) ,F Freddie Gillespie (So.)

The Opponent:

NCAA Basketball: Baylor at Oklahoma State Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

Since the last time the Cowboys played the Bears, Baylor has moved up from KenPom No. 54 to No. 33. Baylor is still without one of their top players in Tristan Clark. Since their last game, they have also taken King McClure out of the starting lineup. Baylor is a small team since the injury to Clark much like the Cowboys. Baylor has still managed to win a few games. Their most notable win in this stretch was against Texas Tech, who turns out to be a really good team, in Waco. They’re shooting 44.7 percent from the field as a team but aren’t as good from deep shooing just 34.7 percent. They are also really good at getting offensive rebounds, where they lead the nation. The Bears are also looking to send their seniors out with a win on Senior night. The Cowboys are going to see a Baylor team that has adjusted to injuries and has gotten better as the season has gone on.


Statistics:


3 Things to Watch

1. Waters and Dizzy

Oklahoma State has some of the best shooters in the Big 12 from downtown. If the Cowboys can help those two get open and get looks they have a chance to win this one.

2. Baylor plays well against the Cowboys

The Bears have won the last seven games played against Oklahoma State. Will tonight be eight?

3. Are they due for a win?

With the past two games being so close, do the Cowboys come out firing on all cylinders looking to get a win?