Oklahoma State avenged home losses to West Virginia and Kansas State and tonight, the Cowboys get their shot against No. 24 Iowa State in Ames, Iowa. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. CT.
It’s senior night at Hilton Coliseum and the Cyclones are loaded with seniors. Coach Steve Prohm has six seniors in his rotation and four in his starting lineup. Iowa State rides a five-game winning streak – just like OSU – and has won its last three in Ames. The Cyclones have a lot of momentum coming off a 72-69 home win against No. 9 Baylor and can win out to claim the 2-seed in the Big 12 tournament.
As for the Cowboys, they’ve placed themselves solidly in the NCAA tournament field but have two more chances at resume-building wins this week against ISU and KU. Jawun Evans scored all of his 15 points in the second half of Saturday’s 80-63 win against Texas Tech and Jeffrey Carroll added 17 points as the pair became the 10th Cowboy duo to record 500-point seasons in the same year.
Evans gets a personal shot at redemption tonight against ISU point guard Monte Morris. Morris had a monster game in Stillwater: 30 points, five rebounds, five assists, four steals and zero turnovers in 39 minutes. Evans finished with a modest 12 points and seven assists but went just 4-for-14 from the field.
Iowa State has won eight-in-a-row against OSU. The Cowboys have won five-straight on the road.