No. 7 Kansas vs. Oklahoma State
WHEN/WHERE: 11 a.m. Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence
TV/RADIO: CBS Chs. 5 and 13; WHB (810 AM)
ABOUT OKLAHOMA STATE (13-9, 3-6 Big 12): Senior Jeffrey Carroll scored 23 and 27 points in a pair of losses to KU last season. For his career, Carroll is averaging 12.3 points on 51.0 percent shooting (53.8 percent from three) per game against KU. Carroll is 10 points and 19 rebounds away from joining the program’s top 25 in career scoring and career rebounding. He would be one of 14 Oklahoma State players to rank in the top 25 in both of those categories and one of eight players listed 6-6 or under. Carroll has 1,210 career points and 493 career boards. … Oklahoma State ranks 19th nationally in free-throw percentage (76.9 percent). … Cameron McGriff had a career-high four blocks in Oklahoma State’s last game, a 79-66 home loss to TCU. … Yankuba Sima has 12 blocks in his last five games. … Mitchell Solomon has eight double-digit scoring performances, the most in a season by an Oklahoma State player listed 6-9 or taller since Marcus Dove had 14 double-digit games in 2007-08. … The Cowboys have advanced to the NCAA Tournament in four of the last five seasons. … The Cowboys have won two games against ranked teams this season: Oklahoma State beat No. 19 Florida State 71-70 on Dec. 16 in Sunrise, Fla., and beat No. 4 Oklahoma 83-81 in OT on Jan. 20 in Stillwater. … Oklahoma State has 20 all-time wins against ranked KU teams, including 14 wins over the Jayhawks when they were ranked in the top ten. Oklahoma State has faced a top-ten KU team in each of the last eight matchups between these two schools, and Oklahoma State has won three of those games.
ABOUT KANSAS (18-4, 7-2): KU, which has won three straight games and 11 of the last 15 meetings versus Oklahoma State, leads the all-time series, 113-57. KU is 62-11 against Oklahoma State in games played in Lawrence, including a 47-9 record at Allen Fieldhouse. KU has won four consecutive games and 20 of the last 21 against OKlahoma State at Allen. … Since the inception of the Big 12, KU is 24-10 versus Oklahoma State: 19-8 in regular-season play and 5-2 in the Big 12 Tournament. … Bill Self is 17-11 all-time against his alma mater, including a 16-8 record at KU. … The Oklahoma State game is part of the 120 years of Kansas basketball celebration. Players and staff from all eras will be recognized Saturday. KU will also celebrate the 30-year anniversary of KU’s 1988 NCAA title team. … Seven of KU’s nine conference games this season have been decided by six points or less with the Jayhawks 6-1 in those contests. Dating to last season, KU has played 18 Big 12 games that were decided by seven points or less. KU is 16-2 in those outcomes. … Malik Newman is averaging 18.0 points per game in his last four games. … KU and William & Mary are the only two schools in NCAA Division I to have five players averaging 12.0 points or better. … Senior Svi Mykhailiuk is 14 points shy of 1,000. … Self was a four-year letterwinner at Oklahoma State from 1981-85 and his 319 career assists rank 14th in school history. Just two Oklahoma State point guards had more 10-assist games than Self, who had six. During his junior season of 1983-84, Self had 126 assists with a 2.42 assist/turnover ratio, seventh-best ratio by a Cowboy.