Men's basketball: Sooners look for comeback over Iowa State
Astrud Reed, The Oklahoma Daily
The Oklahoma men’s basketball team will look to avenge a blowout loss earlier in the season against Iowa State at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Lloyd Noble Center.
The last time the Sooners (18-9, 9-6) met the Cyclones (19-9, 9-6), they were handed their most humiliating loss of the season, an 83-64 drubbing in Ames.
In that game, Iowa State opened the second half on a 14-2 run that put them ahead 58-33. After that, it was cruise control for the rest of the game.
The Sooners will need better scoring from their starters in this game if they hope to pay the Cyclones back, as not a single one of their starters scored in double figures in the team’s last meeting.
They will also need to do a better job of slowing Iowa State’s senior guard Will Clyburn, who torched OU for 19 points, and five rebounds on 70 percent shooting.
Clyburn is putting up averages of 14.9 points and 7.3 rebounds.
Look for the Sooners to lean heavily on senior forward Romero Osby, who has been the most consistent force for OU this season.
Osby is averaging 15 points to go along with 7 rebounds.
This game affords Oklahoma the opportunity to pick up another quality Big 12 win, a win that may prove crucial come Selection Sunday.