Texas guard Kerwin Roach Jr. falls over Oklahoma State's Phil Forte III during the second half of play at the Frank Erwin Center on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. Texas beat OSU 82-79. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

BEVO BEAT Men's Basketball

Men’s preview: Texas at Oklahoma State

Posted February 10th, 2017


Time: 3 p.m. Saturday

Where: Gallagher-Iba Arena (capacity 13,611)

TV/Radio: ESPN2/104.9 FM The Horn


Series history: Texas leads the all-time series 49-41. The Longhorns built up an 11-point lead in the second half against the Cowboys at the Erwin Center on Jan. 4 and captured an 82-79 win. The Horns are 1-4 in their last five trips to Stillwater.

TEXAS (10-14, 4-7 Big 12 overall)
12GKerwin Roach Jr.Soph.6-417510.03.6*
1GAndrew JonesFr.6-419011.24.2
10GEric Davis Jr.Soph.6-31958.02.6
31FJarrett AllenFr.6-1123512.98.4
32FShaq CleareSr.6-82758.84.9
Coach: Shaka Smart (30-27, 2nd season at Texas; 193-83, 8th season overall)
*-indicates assists per game

About the Longhorns: The last time these two teams played feels like a year ago. Tevin Mack led the way for the Longhorns with 27 points on 4 of 7 shooting from 3-point range. Mack has since been suspended indefinitely and is unlikely to return to the team. … Freshman G Andrew Jones is only getting better and better. He had 10 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in a season-high 36 minutes in the 67-65 win over Iowa State on Tuesday. … Senior Kendal Yancy played 20 minutes against the Cyclones, the most since he suffered a high ankle sprain in the Big 12 opener at Kansas State. It was also the most playing time he’s had this season. Yancy said Tuesday that his role is to “just try to bring a spark out there.” He once scored 29 against Iowa State two years ago.

OKLAHOMA STATE (15-9, 4-7 Big 12 overall)
1GJawun EvansSoph.6-118518.25.4*
13GPhil Forte IIISr.5-1119513.82.6
30GJeffrey CarrollJr.6-621517.56.8
23FLeyton HammondsSr.6-62156.74.6
41FMitchell SolomonJr.6-92455.34.8
Coach: Brad Underwood (15-9, 1st season at OSU; 104-23, 4th season overall)
*-indicates assists per game

About the Cowboys: This has been a season full of streaks in Stillwater. The Cowboys won four straight in December, then lost six consecutive games and won five more. Baylor broke OSU’s recent winning ways with a 72-69 victory on Wednesday. With that kind of success, OSU fans have gotten back on the Cowboy bandwagon. “That was the loudest I’ve heard it. Our fans are great. I can’t say thank you enough to them,” coach Brad Underwood said. …  G Jawun Evans is the only player within shouting distance of Kansas’ Frank Mason III on the Big 12 scoring list. Phil Forte III (.947) and Evans (.799) are among the top free throw shooters in the league. … Watch out for Jeffrey Carroll early. He’s reached double figures in scoring by halftime in 13 of the last 16 games.

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