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OSU at OU men's basketball: Bedlam tip time, starting lineups, three things to know

OSU at OU

When: 2 p.m. Saturday

Where: Lloyd Noble Center, Norman

TV: ABC (KOCO-5, Cox 8/HD 705, Dish 5, DirecTV 5, U-verse 5/HD 1005)

OSU Radio: KXXY-FM 96.1

OU Radio: KRXO-FM 107.7

 

Three things to know about OSU

• Oklahoma State has won just one of the past 15 games in Norman, but the Cowboys have won four of the past seven meetings overall. Three of OSU’s biggest wins this season — Charleston, Houston and Texas A&M — have all been on the road.

• Norman North graduate Lindy Waters III will play his final game in his hometown. The senior has averaged 9.4 points while shooting 48.6 percent against the Sooners. He was also a part of the Cowboys’ last win in Norman — a 68-66 victory in 2017. In last season’s final Bedlam matchup, he scored 20 points, making 4 of 8 3-pointers.

• Point guard Isaac Likekele is regaining his early season form. In the past four games, he’s averaged 12.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.5 steals. In the previous four games — all after his return from a month-long illness — he averaged 7.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 0.8 steals.

 

Three things to know about OU

• Senior forward Kristian Doolittle is two points short of a career-milestone 1,000 points. Should he reach that mark Saturday, he would be the 47th Sooner to score over 1,000 career points, joining teammate Brady Manek, who reached the milestone earlier this season.

• Junior guard Alondes Williams has been a big part of the Sooners’ offense in recent games. Williams has recorded back-to-back career-high performances the past two games. He scored 13 points against Mississippi State and a team-high 15 points against Kansas State.

• OU is 8-1 at home so far this season. Its only home loss came to Kansas on Jan. 14. The Sooners have been able to pull out some close wins at the Lloyd Noble Center, beating William & Mary, Central Florida and Kansas State all by five points or less.

 

PROJECTED STARTERS

Oklahoma State (10-10, 0-7 Big 12)

Pos. — Player — Ht. — Cl. — Pts. — Reb.

G — Avery Anderson III — 6-2 — Fr. — 5.-0 — 2.6

G — Isaac Likekele — 6-4 — So. — 11.5 — 4.7

G — Lindy Waters III — 6-6 — Sr. — 11.7 — 4.8

F — Cameron McGriff — 6-7 — Sr. — 10.3 — 6.5

F — Kalib Boone — 6-9 — Fr. — 3.3 — 2.8

Oklahoma (13-7, 3-4 Big 12)

Pos. — Player — Ht. — Cl. — Pts. — Reb.

G — De’Vion Harmon — 6-1 — Fr. — 8.0 — 2.1*

G — Austin Reaves — 6-5 — R-Jr. — 14.3 — 5.2

G — Jamal Bieniemy — 6-5 — So. — 4.7 — 3.9

F — Kristian Doolittle — 6-7 — Sr. — 14.9 — 8.8

F — Brady Manek — 6-9 — Jr. — 15.2 — 6.5

* — assists

Jacob Unruh and Abby Bitterman, Staff writers

Related Photos
<strong>Oklahoma's Kristian Doolittle, right, goes for the ball beside Oklahoma State's Isaac Likekele during Bedlam last season. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]</strong>

Oklahoma's Kristian Doolittle, right, goes for the ball beside Oklahoma State's Isaac Likekele during Bedlam last season. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman]

<figure><img src="//cdn2.newsok.biz/cache/r960-ff37143cf36a741727ad384974da37f7.jpg" alt="Photo - Oklahoma's Kristian Doolittle, right, goes for the ball beside Oklahoma State's Isaac Likekele during Bedlam last season. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] " title=" Oklahoma's Kristian Doolittle, right, goes for the ball beside Oklahoma State's Isaac Likekele during Bedlam last season. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] "><figcaption> Oklahoma's Kristian Doolittle, right, goes for the ball beside Oklahoma State's Isaac Likekele during Bedlam last season. [Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman] </figcaption></figure>
Jacob Unruh

Jacob Unruh is a graduate of Northeastern State University. He was born in Cherokee and raised near Vera where he attended Caney Valley High School.During his tenure at NSU, Unruh wrote for The Northeastern (NSU's student newspaper), the... Read more ›

Abby Bitterman

Abby Bitterman covers OU athletics for The Oklahoman. She joined The Oklahoman in September 2019 to cover high school sports. A Chicago native, Abby graduated from the University of Oklahoma in May of 2019 with degrees in journalism and political... Read more ›

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