Kansas State vs. Oklahoma: Game Preview, Prediction

By RantSports Staff
Oklahoma Basketball
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Matchup: Kansas State Wildcats (8-7) vs. No. 16 Oklahoma Sooners (11-3)

Entering the 2014-15 college basketball season, this would have been a must-watch matchup. Unfortunately for the Kansas State Wildcats, they have been very disappointing early on. After all, they already have seven losses. The Wildcats are coming off a much-needed victory against the TCU Horned Frogs, though.

Oklahoma, on the other hand, is off to a solid start, and has also beaten two ranked opponents in a row. Not to mention, the Sooners managed to embarrass the Texas Longhorns on the road in their last contest. A 70-49 victory against a talented team like Texas will certainly make the tournament committee proud.

What to Watch For

Buddy Hield is the leading scorer and one of the more underrated players in the country. Hield is also shooting 37.1 percent from behind the arc. Luckily, he is not alone. Two other Sooners are averaging 11+ points per game.

Marcus Foster led the way for the Wildcats in the victory over TCU. He dropped 23 points. Those are the kinds of outings his team needs from him the entire season. With that in mind, none of his teammates scored in double figures against the Horned Frogs.

Prediction

Although Foster’s performance against TCU is a great sign, K-State will play Oklahoma on the road. The Sooners also are riding a lot of momentum into this contest. That tends to happen when a team blows out a top 10 opponent on the road.

Although I believe Foster and co. will only pick it up from here, I have to go with the Sooners in this one.

Kansas State 67, Oklahoma 73

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