Oklahoma-Kansas State Pregame Notes

The Sooners (18-6, 9-4) and Wildcats (14-10, 5-8) will tip-off at 3 p.m. at the Lloyd Noble Center.

The Setting
Kansas State (14-10, 5-8) at #20 Oklahoma (18-6, 9-4) -- 3:00 p.m. (CST) -- Lloyd Noble Center (12,000)

Media
The game will be televised locally on KOCB 34 and Cox 11 and in Tulsa on KWTB 19 and Cox 12. Bob Carpenter (play-by-play) and Paul Splittorff (analyst) will call the action. To listen the game online called by Bob Barry, Sr. and Mike Houck, click the 'Listen Online' link below and then click the top picture on the page.

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The Rankings
Oklahoma is currently ranked 20th in the Coaches Poll, 22nd in the AP Poll and 16th in the RPI. Kansas State is 102nd in the RPI.

The Series
Oklahoma has beaten the Wildcats five straight games and lead the overall series 100-87. OU head coach Kelvin Sampson is 10-4 against KSU overall and 5-1 in Norman.

Sampson on Kansas State
"This is a team that's won at Kanas and clearly could've beaten Texas. So, their talent level is good. They've been snake-bit a little bit. They lost some games that they probably could've won.

"They've had some games like Iowa State and Texas Tech. We could've lost both of those games, but we won them. They've had some games like that when they've just been a little bit unlucky. So, don't look at their record. This is a team that could be 8-4 in the league easily.

"I love Cartier Martin, a 6-7, 220-pound player. He's not a three or a four, he's just a basketball player. They've got another kid their by the name of David Hoskins that's very similar to him. I think those are their two best players.

"They had a time this year when they weren't playing real well, and every team goes through a period like that. But they're playing their best basketball right now so they'll be a handful for us on Saturday."

Oklahoma Projected Starters:
F -- 21 --Taj Gray -- 6-9, 238, Sr. -- 14.0 ppg, 8.1rpg, 1.4 bpg
F -- 34 --Kevin Bookout -- 6-8, 270, Sr. -- 11.3 ppg, 7.1 rbg
G -- 15 --David Godbold -- 6-5, 217, So. -- 5.6 ppg, 3.2 rpg
G -- 3 -- Terrell Everett -- 6-4, 188, Sr. -- 12.6 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 6.7 apg
G -- 2 --Michael Neal -- 6-3, 191, Jr. -- 13.4 ppg, 2.6 rpg

Off the Bench
G -- 20 -- Austin Johnson -- 6-3, 168, Fr. -- 3.2 ppg, 2.1, rpg
F -- 24 --Nate Carter -- 6-6, 220, Jr. -- 6.0 ppg, 3.4 rpg
F -- 32 --Taylor Griffin -- 6-7, 232, Fr. -- 3.6 ppg, 3.2 rpg
C -- 30 --Longar Longar -- 6-7, 232, Fr. -- 2.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg

More on the Sooners
Roster | 2005 Stats | 2005 Schedule/Results

Kansas State Projected Starters:
F -- 21 -- Dramane Diarra -- 6-8, 245, Sr. -- 4.9 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.6 bpg
F -- 15 --David Hoskins -- 6-5, 225, So. -- 12.6 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.1 apg
G -- 20 --Cartier Martin -- 6-6, 190, So. -- 18.1 ppg, 6.8
G -- 22 -- Mario Taybron --6-2, 195, Jr. -- 4.7 ppg, 1.4 rpg, 2.5 apg
G -- 34 --Akeem Wright -- 6-6, 190, Jr. -- 5.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.6

Off the Bench
G -- 3 --Lance Harris -- 6-3, 190, Jr. -- 3.1 ppg, 0.6 rpg
C -- 55 --Tyler Hughes -- 6-11, 240, Jr. -- 5.2 ppg, 2.4 rpg
G -- 5 --Clent Stewart -- 6-4, 195, So. -- 4.2 ppg, 1.8 rpg
G -- 4 --Curtis Allen -- 6-4, 200, So. -- 4.2 ppg, 1.8 rpg
F -- 32 --Delivez Yearby -- 6-6, 205, Fr. -- 3.2 ppg, 2.6 rpg
G -- 1 --Schyler Thomas -- 6-0, 185, Sr. -- 3.2 ppg, 2.6 rpg

More on the Wildcats
Roster | | Schedule/Results


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