The Oklahoma State Cowboys will host the Kansas Jayhawks in a BIG 12 battle Monday night from the Gallagher-Iba Arena. The Jayhawks recorded a 74-68 home win over Tennessee on Saturday, and the Cowboys tallied a 73-62 road win against Texas A&M in their previous action. Kansas beat Oklahoma State in both meetings last season.
#3 Kansas Defeats Tennessee, Targets Fifth Straight Win
The Kansas Jayhawks have rebounded from their loss to Baylor with four straight wins. They continued their winning ways with a 74-68 home win against Tennessee on Saturday in a clash that had the Jayhawks labeled as 13 point favorites. Kansas’ defense has been their top strength recently and they are 5-1 in conference play.
Devon Dotson continues to excel. The sophomore guard has netted at least 21 points in two out of his last three games which included 22 points in Saturday’s win. Dotson is now averaging 18.4 PPG on 46% shooting. Udoka Azubuike is one of the top players in the BIG 12. The seven-foot center collected another 18 points and 11 boards last time out, and he features an average of 13.2 points on a sizzling 78% mark from the field to go with 9.6 rebounds per game. Ochai Agbaji broke out of his slump with 16 points on Saturday. The sophomore guard has only reached double-digits in points in one out of his last five games and he stands third in team scoring with 10.6 points.
You are a bad man, Udoka Azubuike ☝️ pic.twitter.com/Y08LfybD5o— Kansas Basketball (@KUHoops) January 25, 2020
The Jayhawks could climb from their #3 spot in this week’s AP Top 25 rankings, and Ken Pomeroy has them at #1 in his ratings. Kansas is 5-1 on the road and they are averaging 76.5 points, placing them 65th in DI. They are a stellar defensive team and are allowing an average of 60.9 points, good for 19th in all DI
Oklahoma State Finally Snaps Six-Game Losing Streak
The Oklahoma State Cowboys can enter this challenging matchup with confidence. They finally found the win column with a convincing 73-62 road win against Texas A&M of the SEC on Saturday to put an end to their awful six-game losing streak. They are still hunting for their first Big 12 win of the season.
Lindy Waters III has connected on at least 45% of his field goal in three straight games after struggling with his shot for most of the season. The senior guard scored 11 points in Saturday’s victory, and he owns an average of 12 PPG on 40.5% shooting. Isaac Likekele has registered 12 or more points in three straight games. The sophomore guard is currently averaging 11.6 points and 4.7 rebounds. Cameron McGriff is the Cowboys’ top rebounder. The senior forward only has one double-double and he is posting 9.9 PPG and 6.4 RPG on the season.
The Cowboys are positioned 78th in DI in Ken Pomeroy’s College Basketball Ratings, and own a 5-5 record at home. Oklahoma State is starting to increase its offensive production, and they are averaging 67.5 points, ranking them 280th overall. They are holding opponents to 65.1 points, good for 74th in the country.
The Kansas Jayhawks are:
- 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Monday games.
The top supporting trends found on covers.com are: The Oklahoma State Cowboys are:
- 5-1 ATS in their last 6 home games against Kansas.