Utah State (3-1) vs. Oklahoma (4-0)
Myrtle Beach Invitational , HTC Center, Conway, South Carolina; Sunday, 3 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Utah State and Oklahoma are set to collide in the Myrtle Beach Invitational. Oklahoma earned an 87-63 win over Indiana State in its most recent game, while Utah State got an 85-58 blowout win against New Mexico State in its last outing.
SAVVY VETERANS: Senior leadership could play a big role in the outcome of this game. Tanner Groves, Umoja Gibson, Jordan Goldwire and Elijah Harkless have collectively accounted for 54 percent of Oklahoma’s scoring this season. For Utah State, Justin Bean, Brandon Horvath, Brock Miller and RJ Eytle-Rock have collectively accounted for 66 percent of all Utah State scoring.JUMPING FOR JUSTIN: Bean has connected on 53.8 percent of the 13 3-pointers he’s attempted and has gone 6 for 10 over the last three games. He’s also made 83.3 percent of his free throws this season.
ASSIST-TO-FG RATIO: The Sooners have recently gotten buckets via assists more often than the Aggies. Oklahoma has 58 assists on 97 field goals (59.8 percent) over its previous three contests while Utah State has assists on 55 of 93 field goals (59.1 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: Oklahoma has made 9.3 3-pointers per game as a team this year, which is tops among Big 12 teams.
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