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Texas vs Oklahoma State by the numbers

Texas vs Oklahoma State by the numbers

The Texas Longhorns face the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Tuesday night. On the surface, the game presents an opportunity for Texas to catch its breath. That might not be the case.

The Cowboys are playing better basketball of late as evidenced by their last two performances. Last week saw the Pokes defeat Iowa State and Oklahoma at home.

Iowa State is responsible for Texasโ€™ third loss of the season after a dominant home win over the Longhorns. That the Cowboys could defeat a team of that caliber speaks to how seriously Rodney Terryโ€™s team must take its next opponent.

Texas enters the game 5-2 in conference play in pole position at No. 2 behind Kansas State at 6-1. In a wide open conference, Tuesday night presents an opportunity to stay in the Big 12 regular season title race.

Hereโ€™s a look at how the teams match up.

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  1. at West Virginia (won 69-61)
  2. at Iowa State (lost 78-67)
  3. Texas Tech (won 72-70)
  4. TCU (won 79-75)
  5. at Oklahoma State (won 56-46)

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  1. Iowa State (win 61-59)
  2. Oklahoma (win 72-56)
  3. at Baylor (loss 74-58)
  4. at Kansas State (loss 65-57)
  5. Texas (loss 56-46)

Syndication: The Oklahoman

Texas โ€“ 16-3 (5-2 in conference play)

Oklahoma State โ€“ 11-8 (3-4 in conference play)

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Texas โ€“ No. 14 Gonzaga (93-74), No. 11 TCU (79-75)

Oklahoma State โ€“ No. 12 Iowa State (61-59), Oklahoma (72-56)

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Marcus Carr (Texas) โ€“ 17.4 points per game

Bryce Thompson (Oklahoma State) โ€“ 11.3 points per game

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Texas (84.3% chance to win)

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Texas 60, Oklahoma State 59

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