Wichita State @ Oklahoma State
Current Records: Wichita State 5-1; Oklahoma State 6-1
What to Know
The Wichita State Shockers and the Oklahoma State Cowboys are even-steven against one another since December of 2016 (2-2), but not for long. Wichita State will head out on the road to face off against the Cowboys at 8 p.m. ET on Wednesday at Gallagher-Iba Arena. These two teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.
Wichita State didn't have too much breathing room in their game with the Missouri Tigers last Friday, but they still walked away with a 61-55 victory. Wichita State's guard Tyson Etienne filled up the stat sheet, picking up 18 points in addition to five rebounds.
Meanwhile, Oklahoma State escaped with a win last week against the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles by the margin of a single free throw, 78-77. Oklahoma State's guard Bryce Williams was one of the most active players for the team, picking up 21 points along with six boards.
Wichita State is expected to lose this next one by 6.5. Those playing the odds have seen things go back and forth with the Shockers, who are 3-2 against the spread.
The wins brought Wichita State up to 5-1 and the Cowboys to 6-1. A couple numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Wichita State has only been able to knock down 39.70% percent of their shots, which is the 34th lowest field goal percentage in college basketball. Oklahoma State's defense has more to brag about, as they they have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 35.90%, which places them 13th in college basketball. So the cards are definitely stacked in their favor.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Gallagher-Iba Arena -- Stillwater, Oklahoma
- TV: ESPN Plus
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $13.98
The Cowboys are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Shockers, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 6.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Oklahoma State and Wichita State both have two wins in their last four games.
- Dec 12, 2020 - Oklahoma State 67 vs. Wichita State 64
- Dec 08, 2019 - Wichita State 80 vs. Oklahoma State 61
- Dec 09, 2017 - Wichita State 78 vs. Oklahoma State 66
- Dec 17, 2016 - Oklahoma State 93 vs. Wichita State 76
Injury Report for Oklahoma State
- Chris Harris Jr.: Game-Time Decision (Knee)