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Preview: Surging Oklahoma State to visit No. 1 Kansas

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The Cowboys will be looking to topple the nations No 1. team

Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

It’s January 27 at Gallagher-Iba Arena. The final score, 65-50 Kansas over Oklahoma State. Another game, another Big 12 conference loss for the 0-7 Cowboys.

Fast forward to now, and OSU (14-13, 4-10) has won four conference games, including an impressive 83-66 home Bedlam win against Oklahoma. The Cowboys knocking off No. 1 KU on the road would be a different beast, however. Regardless, I’m excited to watch this team grow, especially young players like Kalib Boone, who seems to have finally found his college basketball sea-legs.


Who: No. 1 Kansas (24-3, 13-1)

Where: Allen Fieldhouse | Lawrence, Kansas

When: 8 p.m. | Monday, Feb. 24

TV: ESPN

Streaming: WatchESPN

Radio: Cowboy Radio Network / TuneIn

Live stats: okstate.statbroadcast.com

Spread: Kansas -14.5

Series record (since 1991): Jayhawks lead 37-17

Previous Result: 65-50 Kansas


Projected Starters

Oklahoma State

No. 13 Isaac Likekele

No. 21 Lindy Waters III

No. 1 Jonathan Laurent

No. 12 Cam McGriff

No. 14 Yor Anei

Kansas

No. 1 Devon Dotson

No. 30 Ochai Agbaji

No. 0 Marcus Garrett

No. 4 Isaiah Moss

No. 35 Udoka Azubuike


Previous matchup

Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

Nearly a month ago, KU suffocated OSU’s offense with stellar defense and poor outside shooting from the Pokes (2-for-18 from from 3-point range). Christian Braun replaced Isaiah Moss in the Jayhawks’ starting lineup and torched the Pokes from deep while leading KU in scoring with 16 points. Superstar and potential lottery pick Devon Dotson was somewhat limited in this low scoring game and finished with 11.

For the Cowboys, Cam McGriff led all scorers with 18 points while grabbing eight boards. Boone also got the start, and managed 8 rebounds of his own but scored just 4 points. Isaac Likekele was the only other Poke to managed double-digit scoring at 10.

KU enters Monday’s contest on a high after defeating No. 1 Baylor 64-61 in Waco. BU had won 23 straight games and held the No. 1 ranking for five weeks. Can the Cowboys catch KU on an emotional hangover after their big win?

Poll

Who leads the Cowboys in scoring tonight?

This poll is closed

  • 28%
    Cam McGriff
    (2 votes)
  • 14%
    Lindy Waters III
    (1 vote)
  • 28%
    Isaac LIkekele
    (2 votes)
  • 28%
    Kalib Boone
    (2 votes)
7 votes total Vote Now