Oklahoma State Cowboys vs Oregon State Beavers
March 20, 2021
- 9:40 p.m. @ Hinkle Fieldhouse
Going into the second round of March Madness, the Oklahoma State Cowboys are taking on the Oregon State Beavers at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys are going into this matchup with a record of twenty-one wins, and eight losses where they are also the favorites to win in this Sunday night showdown. Oklahoma State has amassed 2,227 points so far this year, averaging a solid seventy-seven points per game. OSU is committing an average of seventeen fouls per game, as well as draining seventy-one percent of their shots from the free-throw line. On offense, the Cowboys are hitting forty-six percent of their shots from the field, which is sixty-fifth in NCAA hoops. They are averaging thirteen assists per game, while they are losing possession of the ball sixteen times a game. On defense, the Cowboys are giving up seventy-two points per game to the opponents. They also have given up 217 three-pointers, forty-one percent of shots against from the floor to their opponents. On the same note, their challengers are hitting seventy percent of their shots from the free-throw line, which is fifty-eighth in college basketball. The Cowboys are also relinquishing twelve assists a game, and thirty-five rebounds on top. But, they are aggressive on defense forcing their challengers to turn the ball over fourteen times per game. In their last matchup, the Cowboys took on the Liberty Flames and won by a score of 69-60. In this game, OSU collected thirty-five rebounds and gave up thirty off the glass to Liberty, while turning the ball over thirteen times and recording nine steals as well. Oklahoma State got sent to the free-throw line twenty-nine times while making twenty of their attempts shooting sixty-nine percent from the line. In this game, the Cowboys converted three from three-point land and netted twenty-three out of fifty-seven tries from the floor.
The Cowboys’ defense let up twenty-one tries from the field, eight out of twenty-one from beyond the arc, and sent the Flames to the line thirteen times where they were only able to convert ten times, which has them shooting seventy-seven percent from the line. A star for this team is Avery Anderson who was huge for the Cowboys in this matchup. Anderson went eight for fourteen in this game, putting up twenty-one points, and grabbed seven rebounds in his thirty-six minutes of playing time. Another key player for this OSU team is Cade Cunningham who amassed fifteen points, grabbed five rebounds, and totaled one assist in his thirty-three minutes on the court. The challengers in this matchup, the Oregon State Beavers, are playing with a Division 1 record of eighteen wins, and twelve losses. So far this season the Beavers are averaging seventy-one points per game, hitting forty-four percent of their shots from the field, seventy-five percent from the free throw line, and they have netted 213 three pointers shooting thirty-six percent from beyond the arc. Oregon State is grabbing thirty-four rebounds per game while relinquishing thirty-three rebounds off the glass to the opposition. As well as being ranked twelfth in Division 1 for assist’s this year with 446 recorded, they’ve given up 373 assists in total. As far as turnovers go, they are losing possession of the ball eleven times per game, then they are committing nineteen fouls per game. On the defensive side of things, the Beavers are forcing twelve turnovers a game, while drawing eighteen fouls from their opponents.
Oregon State has given up 707 from the field shooting forty-three percent. Also thirty percent from beyond the arc to opponents for an average of sixty-eight points per game allowed. They are ranked 107th in Division 1 for points allowed. The last time Oregon State played, they tipped off against the Tennessee Volunteers and won 70-56. The Beavers finished with twenty-seven from the field shooting forty-eight percent, as well as converting ten from three-point land, and getting six out of ten from the free-throw line. The Beavers grabbed a total of forty rebounds and gave up thirty-three rebounds and recorded twenty assists in this outing. On defense, Oregon forced the Volunteers to turn the ball over ten times, and they also stole the ball from the Vols five times. Oregon State let Tennessee go twenty-one for sixty-three from the field, shooting thirty-three percent. Also, Tennessee dropped five from three-point range and hit nine of twelve on their trips to the free-throw line. Oregon let the Vols collect ten assists, eight steals, and two rejections in this game. An impact player for the Beavers was Roman Silva, as he went off in this matchup. Silva went home with sixteen points, shooting eight for eight, and grabbed four rebounds in his twenty-five-minute tenure on the court. Another key player for this Oregon State team is Jarod Lucas, who amassed fourteen points, six rebounds, and two assists in his thirty-three minutes of playing time.
When time ran, our Silva was shooting 100%, and Lucas shot forty-five percent. Overall, both of these teams have been playing with toughness and tenacity but in this tournament, the NCAA is in the business of breaking hearts and there can only be one winner who moves on. At AcePerHead.com our pick to win this game ATS is going to the Oregon State Beavers, and to take the Under.