The No. 3 Kansas Jayhawks (24-3, 13-1 Big 12) will attempt to continue their 12-game winning streak against the Oklahoma State Cowboys (14-13, 4-10 Big 12) at Allen Fieldhouse. The game starts at 9 p.m. ET on Monday, February 24, 2020, and will air on ESPN.
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The Cowboys come in on a high note after beating the Oklahoma Sooners in their last matchup, 83-66. The Cowboys, who came into the game averaging an offensive rebounding percentage of 29.5, had an absurd mark of 38.9 and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.515 (above their season average of 0.463). Oklahoma State was lifted by Cameron McGriff, who was the game’s high scorer with 28 points on 11-for-17 shooting.
The last time the Jayhawks played, they barely escaped the No. 1 Baylor Bears, 64-61. Kansas had a better effective field goal percentage (0.538 vs. 0.457). Baylor, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (13.4 vs. 17.3). Udoka Azubuike was the game’s top scorer with 23 points on 11-for-13 shooting from the field.
When looking at effective field goal percentage, Kansas should have a considerable edge. The Jayhawks defense ranks seventh in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.437), while the Oklahoma State offense is ranked 315th in effective field goal percentage (0.465).
This is the second game of the season between these two teams. Christian Braun had 16 points and nine rebounds in the first matchup, in which the Jayhawks defeated the Cowboys 65-50. Kansas had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.491 vs. 0.297). Oklahoma State, meanwhile, had a much better turnover percentage (9.0 vs. 14.2).
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Kansas ranks 48th in rebounds allowed per game (32.3) while Oklahoma State ranks 168th (35.6).
The Jayhawks rank 19th in blocks per game (5.0) while the Cowboys rank 128th in blocks allowed per game (3.4).
Kansas averages 14.3 assists per game, which ranks 71st in the nation. Oklahoma State ranks 179th in assists allowed per game (13.4).
The Jayhawks average 7.9 steals per game, which ranks 43rd in the NCAA. The Cowboys rank 104th in steals allowed per game (6.1).
Oklahoma State averages 19.6 three pointers per game, which ranks 235th in the nation. Kansas ranks 263rd in three pointers allowed per game (24.4).
The Cowboys have been outscored by an average of 0.2 points in their last five games. On the season, Oklahoma State has defeated opponents by an average of 1.2 points.
During their last five games, the Jayhawks have scored an average of 72.0 points per game (3.0 below their season average) and allowed an average of 59.4 points per game (1.3 below their season average).