Cowboys Host Missouri Tigers

Feb. 2, 2011

Game Notes vs Missouri
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 • 8 pm

Stillwater, Okla. • Gallagher-Iba Arena (13,611)
Television — ESPN2
Satellite Radio — Sirius 154, XM 231

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Oklahoma State (14-7, 2-5)
Probable Starters (based on last game)
         Name                  Ht     Wt    Cl.     PPG     RPG
  F  25  Darrell Williams     6-8    255    Jr.     6.2     6.8
  F  33  Marshall Moses       6-7    255    Sr.    15.5     8.1
  G   0  Jean-Paul Olukemi    6-5    215    So.    11.6     4.0
  G  12  Keiton Page          5-9    165    Jr.    13.7    1.9*
  G  22  Markel Brown         6-3    190    Fr.     5.8     2.0
Off the Bench
         Name                  Ht     Wt    Cl.     PPG     RPG
  F   1  Jarred Shaw         6-10    235    So.     0.8     1.2
  G   5  Reger Dowell         6-1    180    So.     1.5     0.6
  G  14  Ray Penn             5-9    165    So.     7.0    2.5*
  G  15  Nick Sidorakis       6-4    195    Sr.     2.4     1.5
  F  31  Matt Pilgrim         6-8    255    Sr.     4.7     4.5
  F  32  Roger Franklin       6-5    215    So.     1.4     2.0
Missouri (17-4, 3-3)
Probable Starters (based on last game)
         Name                  Ht     Wt    Cl.     PPG     RPG
  F  10  Ricardo Ratliffe     6-8    240    Jr.    11.6     6.8
  F  23  Justin Safford       6-9    230    Sr.     7.1     4.6
  G  11  Michael Dixon        6-1    180    So.    10.7    4.3*
  G  12  Marcus Denmon        6-3    185    Jr.    16.8     3.9
  G  24  Kim English          6-6    200    Jr.    10.6     3.1
* assists per game

Game Information
Oklahoma State plays the first of back-to-back home games on Wednesday night as the Cowboys host the Missouri Tigers (17-4 overall, 3-3 Big 12) on Wednesday night at 8 pm inside Gallagher-Iba Arena. The game will be televised by ESPN2 with Jon Sciambi handling the play-by-play duties and Bryndon Manzer providing expert analysis. OSU is 39-75 all-time against Missouri with a 27-21 mark against the Tigers in Stillwater.

About Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State is 14-7 overall this season and 2-5 in Big 12 Conference action following the Cowboys’ overtime loss at Texas Tech on Saturday. OSU outscored the Red Raiders 21-8 on second-chance points, but also sent Tech to the free-throw line 39 times.

The Cowboys are led by senior forward Marshall Moses who is averaging 15.5 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. He recorded his league-leading seventh double-double of the season last week against the Longhorns. Junior guard Keiton Page is chipping in 13.7 points per contest after a 26-point effort against Texas Tech. Sophomore wing Jéan-Paul Olukemi is averaging 11.6 points per game.

As a team, OSU is shooting 43.9 percent from the floor but just 30.2 percent from beyond the three-point arc. The Cowboys are outrebounding their opponents by an average of 2.9 boards per contest and since Big 12 play started, OSU has a +3.3 turnover margin over its opponents.

About Missouri
The Missouri Tigers are 17-4 overall this season and 3-3 in Big 12 Conference action, coming off a 71-58 loss at Texas on Saturday. In league play, Mizzou has a +4.8 scoring margin but a -1.3 rebounding edge. The Tigers are paced by junior guard Marcus Denmon who is averaging 16.8 points per game. Four other MU players are averaging in double figures in scoring and Ricardo Ratliffe leads the team in rebounding at 6.8 boards per contest. As a team, the Tigers are shooting 46.9 percent from the floor, including 37.6 percent from beyond the three-point arc. They’re also forcing 5.6 more turnovers per game than they are committing. Missouri is 1-3 on the road, including 0-3 in conference road games. The Tigers’ lone win on the road was an 83-80 win at Oregon in the Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series.

Up Next
Oklahoma State stays home this week and will host bedlam-rival Oklahoma (11-9, 3-3) on Saturday, Feb. 5, in a 12:45 pm tipoff of a game that will be televised on the Big 12 Network. The Cowboys will then have a week off before traveling to Lincoln, Neb., to face the Nebraska Huskers (15-5, 3-3) for the last time in a regular-season conference contest. That game will tip at 6 pm and will be televised by the Cowboy Sports Network.



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