Xavier @ Oklahoma State
Current Records: Xavier 6-1; Oklahoma State 6-2
What to Know
The Oklahoma State Cowboys have the luxury of staying home another game and will welcome the Xavier Musketeers at 5 p.m. ET Dec. 5 at Gallagher-Iba Arena. Xavier will be strutting in after a victory while the Cowboys will be stumbling in from a defeat.
Oklahoma State came up short against the Wichita State Shockers this past Wednesday, falling 60-51. Guard Bryce Thompson had a rough night: he picked up four fouls and turned the ball over four times en route to a 3-for-11, 9-point finish.
Meanwhile, the Musketeers were completely in charge this past Wednesday, breezing past the Central Michigan Chippewas 78-45 at home. Among those leading the charge for Xavier was guard Nate Johnson, who shot 5-for-8 from downtown and finished with 24 points.
Oklahoma State is the favorite in this one, with an expected 3.5-point margin of victory. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past two games, so buyers beware.
Oklahoma State is now 6-2 while Xavier sits at 6-1. A couple stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Cowboys enter the contest with 6.9 blocked shots per game on average, good for seventh best in college basketball. The Musketeers are not quite as good, but they are no chumps, either: they come into the game boasting the 24th most blocked shots per game in college basketball at 5.7. Points in the paint might be hard to come by.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday at 5 p.m. ET
- Where: Gallagher-Iba Arena — Stillwater, Oklahoma
- TV: ESPN2
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $16.99
The Cowboys are a 3.5-point favorite against the Musketeers, 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 2.5-point favorite.
See college basketball picks for every single game, including this one, from SportsLine’s advanced computer model. Get picks now.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.
Injury Report for Oklahoma State
- Chris Harris Jr.: Game-Time Decision (Knee)
Injury Report for Xavier
- Elijah Tucker: Out for the Season (Illness)