Texas vs Oklahoma State Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/9/23

Oklahoma State Cowboys (18-14) vs Texas Longhorns (23-8)

Game Info: Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 7:00 pm (T-Mobile Center)

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The Oklahoma State Cowboys will play the Texas Longhorns in the Quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament on Thursday night at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

Oklahoma State Preview

The Oklahoma State Cowboys are 18-14 (8-10) this season after they defeated Oklahoma by a score of 57-49 in their last game. Oklahoma State held Oklahoma to only 20 points in the first half and was able to hold them under 50 for the game. Oklahoma State shot 35% from the field and held Oklahoma to 26.1% from the field. The Cowboys recorded 49 rebounds and forced 9 turnovers in the win. The Oklahoma State Cowboys are averaging 69.5 points per game, 66.8 points against per game, 36.1 rebounds per game, and 12.8 assists per game. Bryce Thompson has led the Cowboys this season with 11.9 points per game, 2.7 rebounds per game, and 2.5 assists per game. Oklahoma State is shooting 43.9% from the field, 69.9% on free throws, and 31.8% on three pointers this year. 

Texas Preview

The Texas Longhorns are 23-8 (12-6) this season after they defeated Kansas by a score of 75-59 in their last game. Texas held Kansas to only 24 points in the first half and was able to pull away in the second half. Texas shot 45.5% from the field and made 19 free throws in the win. The Longhorns recorded 36 rebounds and forced 11 turnovers in the game. The Texas Longhorns are averaging 78.8 points per game, 68.7 points against per game, 34.1 rebounds per game, and 16.6 assists per game. Marcus Carr has led the Longhorns this season with 16.2 points per game, 3.0 rebounds per game, and 4.2 assists per game. Texas is shooting 47.1% from the field, 74.9% on free throws, and 34.5% on three pointers this year. 


Oklahoma State really struggled to end the season and lost five of their last six regular season games, but they did get a win over Oklahoma to start their Big 12 Tournament. Texas has lost two of their last three games, but they are coming off of a big win over Kansas in their last game. Texas defeated Oklahoma State twice in the regular season and they have a big advantage in shooting percentage. I like the Longhorns here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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