Oregon State faces Oklahoma St. in Second Round

No. 12 seed Oregon State (18-12) vs. No. 4 seed Oklahoma State (21-8)

NCAA Tournament Second Round, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis; Sunday, 11 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: A trip to the Sweet 16 is up for grabs as Oregon State takes on another Power Five heavyweight in Oklahoma State. Oklahoma State earned a 69-60 win over Liberty in its most recent game, while Oregon State got a 70-56 win against Tennessee in its last outing.

TEAM LEADERSHIP: Oklahoma State’s Cade Cunningham has averaged 17.9 points and 5.6 rebounds while Avery Anderson III has put up 11.2 points. For the Beavers, Ethan Thompson has averaged 15.3 points while Warith Alatishe has put up 9.7 points and 8.5 rebounds.EXCELLENT ETHAN: Thompson has connected on 32.8 percent of the 134 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 7 of 16 over the last three games. He’s also made 80 percent of his free throws this season.

UNDEFEATED WHEN: Oklahoma State is a perfect 16-0 when it holds an opponent to 75 points or fewer. The Cowboys are 5-8 when opponents score more than 75 points.

ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Beavers have recently converted baskets via assists more often than the Cowboys. Oklahoma State has 31 assists on 84 field goals (36.9 percent) over its previous three contests while Oregon State has assists on 50 of 77 field goals (64.9 percent) during its past three games.

GET OUT AND RUN: The opportunistic Oklahoma State offense has averaged 73.5 possessions per game this season, ranking the Cowboys 26th nationally. Oregon State has not been as uptempo as the Cowboys and is averaging only 65.9 possessions per game (ranked 312th).

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