This is the second edition of Bedlam, and the Sooners (12-17, 4-11 Big 12) are trying to even up the season series against the Cowboys (18-11, 6-9 Big 12), as they dropped the first meeting between the two. OU has a slim chance of earning the No. 10 seed in the conference tournament with a win, Texas Tech loss to Texas A&M and Nebraska loss to Colorado. With a win, Oklahoma State has the opportunity to climb the ladder into the middle pack of the conference, so it has seeding significance for both teams.
--This will be the final game for longtime play-by-play announcer Bob Barry at home, as well as the final game at Lloyd Noble Center for guard Cade Davis, who will be recognized on Senior Night.
--The Sooners lead the series 126-93, including a decisive 78-26 advantage in Norman.
--Sooner guards have managed 66 percent of the offense this season for an undersized squad.
--Freshmen and sophomores have scored 71 percent of the points this year, as Davis is the lone senior.
--Davis is averaging 19 points and 5.6 boards in the past five games, including an 11-for-23 shooting stretch from 3-point range.
Looking at the Cowboys:
--They arrive as the ninth ranked team in the Big 12 Conference.
--The Cowboys are the worst shooting team in the league, making just 41.2 percent of their attempts.
--They are mid-pack in points allowed, giving up 71.8 points per contest to rank seventh.
--Forward Marshall Moses leads the team in both points and rebounds, with 14.6 and 7.4, respectively.
--Head coach Travis Ford is in his third year with a 63-34 overall record.
F Andrew Fitzgerald (6-8, 231, So., 13.2 ppg, 5.2 rpg)
F Tyler Neal (6-7, 215, Fr, 4.2 ppg. 2.4 rpg)
G Carl Blair (6-2, 209, So., 7.2 ppg, 4.5 apg)
G Cameron Clark (6-6, 189, Fr., 9.3 ppg, 4.6 rpg)
G Cade Davis (6-5, 209, Sr., 13.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg)
F Matt Pilgrim (6-8, 255, Sr., 5.1 ppg, 5.3 rpg)
F Marshall Moses (6-7, 255, Sr., 14.6 ppg. 7.4 rpg)
G Reger Dowell (6-1, 180, So., 5.7 ppg, 2.0 apg)
G Keiton Page (5-9, 160, Jr., 13.3 ppg, 1.9 apg)
G Markel Brown (6-3, 190, Fr., 6.1 ppg, 2.4 rpg)
Sooners Illustrated's Take:
Senior night and Barry's final call are both reasons to think the Sooners will come out more motivated than they've been in the recent past during this eight game losing streak. And head coach Jeff Capel's job may be on the line, adding even more motivation. Oh, and there's this little thing called Bedlam. Yes, the Sooners will snap the streak and finally win.