Updated: Baylor (14-5) Squares Off with Oklahoma (13-5)

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Oklahoma 38 36 74 +6.5
  Baylor 26 45 71 -6.5
Wed, Jan 30 2013, 06:00 PM CST

Ferrell Center
Waco, TX
Attendance: 6,533
TV: ESPNU

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Baylor welcomes Oklahoma to Ferrell Center on Wednesday. It gets started at 7:00 EST and it can be seen on ESPNU. The Bears are 5-4 against the Sooners over the last four years. They won 70-60 on 2/25/2012 the last time they played.

Oklahoma is in 3rd place in the Big 12 and nipping at the heels of Baylor in 2nd place.

In their last match-up, Pierre Jackson finished with 20 points and 5 assists in the Bears 82-56 blowout of TCU on January 26th. On top of his scoring average of 18.7 points per game, he delivers 5.9 assists per game. For the Sooners, Amath M`Baye finished with 12 points and 7 rebounds in the 67-54 loss to Kansas on January 26th. He contributes 5.7 rebounds per game in addition to his 10.3 points per game.

Baylor has a statistical advantage over Oklahoma in one significant category, scoring, where the Bears have an edge over the Sooners, 76 points per game to 68 points per game.

StatSmack! Baylor is better than Oklahoma
  • Baylor has a better conference record than Oklahoma this season (5-1 vs 4-2).
  • Isaiah Austin is ranked 8th in the Big 12 in points, 4th in the Big 12 in rebounds, and 7th in the Big 12 in blocks.
  • The Baylor scoring leader (Pierre Jackson) has more points than the Oklahoma scoring leader (Romero Osby).
  • Baylor has a much lower admission rate (more selective) according to Kiplinger (50% vs 93%).
OU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Romero Osby 25 14 6 1 1 1 1
B Buddy Hield 26 9 5 2 1 0 2
B Steven Pledger 26 11 3 1 1 0 1
B Amath M`Baye 24 10 6 1 1 1 2
C+ Je`lon Hornbeak 23 5 3 2 1 0 2
C A. Fitzgerald 16 6 3 0 1 1 1
C Cameron Clark 17 6 3 1 1 0 1
C Sam Grooms 18 3 2 3 0 0 1
C Isaiah Cousins 17 3 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Tyler Neal 8 1 2 0 0 0 0
D Casey Arent 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D J. Fraschilla 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
F C.J. Cole 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
BAY Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A Pierre Jackson 33 19 4 6 2 0 3
A- Isaiah Austin 31 15 9 1 0 1 2
B+ Cory Jefferson 29 13 8 0 1 2 1
B- A.J. Walton 27 7 4 4 2 0 2
C+ Brady Heslip 26 8 1 1 0 0 0
C+ Rico Gathers 17 6 6 0 1 0 1
C Gary Franklin 16 4 1 1 1 0 1
C- Deuce Bello 13 3 1 1 1 0 1
D+ Taurean Prince 7 4 3 0 0 0 1
D L.J. Rose 9 1 1 1 0 0 1
D Logan Lowery 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D J`mison Morgan 8 4 3 0 0 0 0
D Jacob Neubert 2 1 1 0 0 0 0

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Big 12 Standings

OverallConf
1 Kansas 25-10 14-4
2 Oklahoma 23-10 12-6
3 Iowa State 28-8 11-7
3 Texas 24-11 11-7
5 Kansas State 20-13 10-8
 6Baylor 26-12 9-9
6 West Virginia 17-16 9-9
8 Oklahoma State 21-13 8-10
9 Texas Tech 14-18 6-12
10 TCU 9-22 0-18
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#21 Isaiah Austin So C 7-1 225
#1 Kenny Chery Jr G 5-11 180
#55 Josh Clemons Jr C 6-8 230
#4 Gary Franklin Sr G 6-2 190
#25 Allerik Freeman Fr G 6-3 200
#2 Rico Gathers So F 6-8 270
#13 John Heard So F 6-5 200
#5 Brady Heslip Sr G 6-2 180
#34 Cory Jefferson Sr F 6-9 220
#20 Logan Lowery Jr F 6-6 190
#12 J. Motley Fr F 6-9 210
#00 Royce O`Neale Jr F 6-6 220
#35 Taurean Prince So F 6-7 210
#15 Chad Rykhoek Fr F/C 6-11 230
#24 Ish Wainright Fr G/F 6-5 245