Cowboys Host Red Raiders

Oklahoma State returns home to host two of its final three regular-season games. This Saturday, OSU will entertain Bob Knight and the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Game time is set for 12:02 p.m. inside Gallagher-Iba Arena. The Cowboys are 14-13 overall and 4-9 in Big 12 Conference action, coming off a 68-52 loss at Iowa State on Wednesday night. The Red Raiders are 14-13 overall, 6-7 in league play and coming off an exciting 71-70 loss to Oklahoma on Monday night in Lubbock.

On Television
Saturday's game will be broadcast regionally on ABC Sports. Mark Jones will handle the play-by-play duties while Fran Fraschilla will provide expert analysis. The other games are Wake Forest at Georgia Tech and Stanford at Washington State. This game will mark Oklahoma State's 15th appearance on ABC Sports and the last of three-consecutive weekends with games on the network. OSU is 3-11 all-time on the network, including an 81-60 win over Texas last Sunday on ABC Sports.

About the Red Raiders
Texas Tech is 14-13 overall and 6-7 in Big 12 Conference action. The Red Raiders are 2-7 on the road, including a 1-5 mark in Big 12 play. Tech is led by junior guard Jarrius Jackson who is averaging 20.1 points per game, leading the Big 12. He also leads the team with 80 assists. Martin Zeno is averaging 14.8 points per game and leads the team in rebounding, averaging 5.6 boards per contest. As a team, Texas Tech is being outrebounded by a 4.3 boards-per-game average.

Series History with Tech
Oklahoma State leads the all-time series with Texas Tech 25-11, including a 10-3 mark in Stillwater. Tech broke OSU's five-game winning streak by defeating the Cowboys earlier this year in Lubbock. Oklahoma State has won 16 of the last 21 meetings and is 16-7 against the Red Raiders since the Big 12 formed in 1996-97. Here is a look at the series since the two teams joined the Big 12 Conference.

Miscellaneous Notes
• Sophomore guard JamesOn Curry currently has 203 career assists, becoming the 22nd Cowboy to reach 200 assists in a career. He needs six more to move into the top 20 on the school career list.
• Curry needs to make just two three pointers to become the 15th player in school history to reach 100 treys in a career.
• Curry's 40.4 career three-point percentage currently ranks ninth in school history.
• Speaking of treys, junior forward David Monds hit his first-career three pointer against Texas on his fourth-career attempt.
• Freshman guard Byron Eaton needs just three steals to establish a school record for freshmen. Richard Dumas holds the current record with 49. Eaton has 47 with three regular-season games remaining.
• Oklahoma State's current 17.1 turnovers-per-game average is the highest by a Cowboy squad since the 1992-93 season when OSU had 506 turnovers in 29 games, an average of 17.4 turnovers per game. It's the first time since the 1996-97 season that the Pokes have had a negative turnover margin.

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