North Texas @ Oklahoma State
Regular Season Records: North Texas 28-7; Oklahoma State 20-15
What to Know
The North Texas Mean Green have enjoyed the comforts of home their last two games, but now they must head out on the road. They and the Oklahoma State Cowboys are set to clash at 7 p.m. ET March 21 at Gallagher-Iba Arena in the third round of the NIT. The odds don't look promising for the Mean Green, but the bigger the opponent is, the harder they fall.
North Texas made easy work of the Sam Houston Bearkats on Sunday and carried off a 75-55 win. North Texas got double-digit scores from four players: guard Tylor Perry (23), guard Rubin Jones (17), guard Kai Huntsberry (11), and guard Aaron Scott (10). Rubin Jones' performance made up for a slower game against the Alcorn State Braves last week.
Meanwhile, the Cowboys earned some more postseason success in their contest on Sunday. They took down the Eastern Washington Eagles 71-60. Guard Bryce Thompson (22 points) was the top scorer for Oklahoma State.
Two defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: North Texas ranks first in college basketball when it comes to points allowed per game, with only 55.6 on average. As for Oklahoma State, they have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 39.60%, which places them 11th in college basketball.
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Gallagher-Iba Arena -- Stillwater, Oklahoma
- TV: ESPN
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $38.00
The Cowboys are a 4.5-point favorite against the Mean Green, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Cowboys as a 5-point favorite.
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This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last eight years.