Texas vs. Oklahoma State Prediction, Online Live Stream, TV Info

    Texas vs. Oklahoma State prediction, online live stream and TV broadcast information for Friday's game between the Longhorns and Cowboys.

    March 3, 2016


    Texas vs. Oklahoma State prediction, online live stream and TV broadcast information for Thursday’s game.


    The No. 23 Texas Longhorns will travel to Stillwater, Okla. to take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Friday in the final game of the regular season for both teams.

    The Longhorns (19-11, 10-7 Big 12) saw their two-game winning streak come to an end Monday night, as the Kansas Jayhawks dismantled them, 86-56. Texas got off to a slow start missing its first 14 shots, while Kansas got out to a 15-0 lead. The Jayhawks would run away with it as they led by 24 at halftime and cruised through the second half of the game. Texas held a slight edge in the turnover margin, but it was overwhelmed by Kansas’ shooting. The Jayhawks shot a blistering 68.8 percent (11-of-16) from three and 64.0 percent from the field compared to 23.1 percent and 30.2 percent for the ‘Horns. Javan Felix was the only Texas player to finish in double figures, as he posted 13 points on 6-of-12 shooting.

    The Cowboys (12-18, 3-14 Big 12) are looking for one more big-time win at home to close out a nightmare regular season. Oklahoma State has lost five straight games and eight of its last nine. Its most recent loss was a tough 58-50 defeat on the road to Iowa State. The Cyclones extended their two-point halftime lead, by going on an 11-0 run to start the second half. The Cowboys were able to narrow the deficit to six late in the game, but Iowa State made stops and converted its free throws to seal the win. Oklahoma State was a better free throw shooting team (61.5 percent to 58.3 percent), but the Cyclones shot better from every other spot on the floor. The Cowboys had zero players hit double-figures in scoring, but Joe Burton, Jeff Newberry and Tavarius Shine had a team-high nine points each.

    Texas and Oklahoma State will meet Friday for the 89th time with the Longhorns leading the all-time series, 47-41. The Cowboys, however, have won six of the last eight games against the ‘Horns and four straight in Stillwater.

    Below is everything you need to know about the matchup, including the Texas vs. Oklahoma State prediction, online live stream and TV broadcast info, and game notes.


    Live Stream, Game Broadcast Info

    • Venue: Gallagher-Iba Arena, Stillwater, OK.
    • Date: Friday, Mar. 4
    • Tipoff Time: 9:00 p.m. EST
    • National TV: ESPN 2
    • Texas vs. Oklahoma State Online Live Stream: Watch ESPN, Texas Radio Live Stream

    Prediction

    The Longhorns and Cowboys come into this one a bit down on their luck. Texas has the talent, but Oklahoma State has heart and a streak of four straight wins over the ‘Horns in Gallagher-Iba Arena.

    So who has the edge here? Texas, for sure. Oklahoma State’s roster is depleted due to injury and doesn’t have what it takes to compete offensively. Look for Isaiah Taylor and the Longhorns to bounce back from the beating Kansas delivered and take it to the Cowboys. However, whatever Oklahoma State lacks on offense it makes up for on defense, so Taylor will need help. Expect one of the Longhorns’ bigs to make a difference and give Texas the inside-out advantage it needs to thrive on offense.


    Prediction: Texas 65, Oklahoma State 59


    Game Notes

    • The Cowboys field a solid defensive unit that ranks second in the Big 12 in scoring defense at 67.0 points allowed and third in field goal percentage defense at 40.6 percent. OSU has held 12 of its Big 12 foes to 44.0 percent shooting or less, including six opponents under 40 percent.
    • Isaiah Taylor leads the Longhorn attack with 15.1 points per game, which ranks fifth in the Big 12. The junior also ranks third in the league with 4.9 assists per game.
    • Oklahoma State has put itself in position to win nearly every Big 12 game this season. Seven of OSU’s 14 league losses have been by eight points or less, including five by five or less.

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