Iowa State Cyclones at Oklahoma Sooners
Iowa State Cyclones Preview
The Iowa State Cyclones will have to play the rest of the season without star sophomore guard Tyrese Haliburton, who suffered a broken left wrist in Saturdayâ€™s win over Kansas State. Haliburton originally sustained the injury in a December practice. He had been playing with that wrist heavily taped before landing on it while trying to break his fall during a play late in the first half Saturday.
He averaged 15.2 points, 5.9 rebounds and 6.5 assists per game while shooting 50.4 percent from the field and 41.9 percent from 3-point range. The Cyclones are 0-7 on the road this season, and they lost four straight games before beating Kansas State.
Oklahoma Sooners Preview
The Oklahoma Sooners are in the midst of a stretch where they play five of seven games against teams ranked in the AP Top 25 poll. Saturdayâ€™s 69-59 win over then-No. 13 West Virginia at Norman, Okla., was the first for the Sooners against a ranked opponent this season.
Oklahoma is No. 259 in the country and fourth in the Big 12 in rebounding margin, and the Mountaineers are No. 5 overall and lead the Big 12. The Sooners outrebounded West Virginia 42-41. Kristian Doolittle did a lot with the rebounding surge, grabbing 12 to go with his 27 points. It was the first time Doolittle finished in double-figure scoring in three weeks.