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Men's College Basketball
Long Beach St. at Oklahoma St.
When: 8:30 PM ET, Friday, November 27, 2015
Where: Gallagher-Iba Arena, Stillwater, Oklahoma

Long Beach State hits the road for the first time when its faces Oklahoma State for the second time in six days. The Cowboys held off a second-half rally to post an 82-77 win on Sunday at Long Beach.

The Cowboys shot 64.3 percent while building a 15-point halftime lead, before Long Beach State forced nine turnovers to grab a lead it held until the final four minutes. "We just really lost our defensive identity, and the only bright spot is that we got that back a little bit in the second half,'' Oklahoma State coach Dan Morrison told reporters. Oklahoma State's Juwan Evans led all scorers with 21 points, 15 above his average entering the game. Five 49ers, including senior guard Nick Faust (15 points), scored in double figures.
TV: 8:30 p.m. ET, Fox Plus, Fox Sports Net

ABOUT LONG BEACH STATE (3-2): Faust leads the team in scoring with a 13.6 average and has made a team-high 13 3-pointers, but has shot only 35.4-percent from the floor. Sophomore Justin Bibbins, who made key foul shots to keep the Oklahoma State game close at the wire, averages 5.6 assists and four rebounds as a 5-8 guard. The 49ers notched successive wins against Top 100 RPI opponents early in the season, with wins over BYU and Seton Hall.
ABOUT OKLAHOMA STATE (4-1): Grad student Chris Olivier, a 6-8 forward, has yet to start a game but leads the team in scoring (15 points per game) and field-goal percentage (61.2). Ten Cowboys players are averaging at least 14 minutes of playing time, but the team is uncertain of the availability of guard Phil Forte III (elbow) and forward Leyton Hammonds (illness). Sophomore point guard Tyree Griffin as a 4-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio.

1. Oklahoma State's team foul shooting accuracy of 77.2 percent ranks 25th in the nation.

2. Faust rimmed out a potential game-tying 3-point attempt late in Sunday's game, before two Oklahoma State foul shots iced it.

3. Olivier and Anthony Allen have each blocked 13 shots through five games.

PREDICTION: Oklahoma State 80, Long Beach State 71
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away Neutral Day Night Conf
Long Beach St. 3-2 L2 2-0 0-0 1-2 1-0 2-2 0-0
Oklahoma St. 4-1 W1 2-0 0-0 2-1 1-1 3-0 0-0
Last Meeting
Long Beach St. Oklahoma St.
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
11/22/15 OKST 82 LBSU 77 77 27 43.9 82 33 55.1
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Points Player Total FG% FTM
Long Beach St. N. Faust 15 46.2 0
Oklahoma St. J. Evans 21 58.3 5
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
Long Beach St. G. Levin 7 2 5
Oklahoma St. J. Evans 7 1 6
Assists Player  
Long Beach St. J. Bibbins 7
Oklahoma St. J. Burton 3
Points Player Total FG% FTM
Long Beach St. N. Faust 68 35.4 9
Oklahoma St. C. Olivier 75 61.2 15
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
Long Beach St. G. Levin 29 7 22
Oklahoma St. J. Newberry 39 11 28
Assists Player  
Long Beach St. J. Bibbins 28
Oklahoma St. T. Griffin 21
Quickchart Matchup
blue bar Long Beach St. Off vs  red bar Oklahoma St. Defense
blue bar 68.8 Points For
red bar 65.8 Points Against
blue bar 40.2 FG%
red bar 37.9 FG%
blue bar 28.0 Reb
red bar 32.4 Reb
red bar Oklahoma St. Off vs  blue bar Long Beach St. Defense
red bar 79.2 Points For
blue bar 77.8 Points Against
red bar 47.4 FG%
blue bar 49.4 FG%
red bar 32.4 Reb
blue bar 36.0 Reb