STILLWATER, OK, Sporting Alert – A loaded college basketball schedule is listed for Tuesday night, with the likes of Kansas, Maryland, SMU and Xavier down to feature.
After seeing Oklahoma and Duke both falling on Monday, No. 3 Kansas will be hoping to avoid being another victim when they take on Oklahoma State in a Big 12 battle at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater.
The Jayhawks (15-2, 4-1 Big 12) recently dropped two places to third in the AP Top 25 college basketball rankings after losing to West Virginia last week, despite bouncing back against TCU, and the voters will be keeping a close eye on things when they visit the Cowboys.
Oklahoma State (9-8, 1-4 Big 12) heads into this game on a very poor form after losing four straight and five of the last seven games overall.
The Cowboys are allowing 65.5 points per game this term, but have failed to keep teams below 70 points in their current four-game skid.
Kansas leads this series 110-56 all-time, which dates back to 1926.
The Jayhawks have also won 8 of the last 11 meetings between the two clubs.
This season for Kansas, Perry Ellis is averaging 15.9 points and 7.0 seven, while shooting 50 percent from the floor.
He has a well supporting cast that includes the likes of Wayne Selden Jr., Frank Mason III, Devonte’ Graham and Brannen Greene.
Freshman guard Jawun Evans leads Oklahoma State this season in scoring, with 12.4 points per game and assists, at 4.9 per contest. He is also averaging 4.3 rebounds per game.
Meanwhile, Jeff Newberry is averaging 11.3 points and 5.2 rebounds, while Leyton Hammonds averages 10.3 points and 5.1 boards this season.
Also in action on Tuesday night is the undefeated No. 8 SMU, which puts its 17-0 record on the line against Houston (13-4) at Moody Coliseum in Dallas.
The Mustangs are postseason-banned, but continues to impress as they remain the nation’s only college basketball DI unbeaten team.
They will be up against the Cougars (13-4) who have dropped their last two games.
Elsewhere on Tuesday, No. 5 Xavier(16-1) will take its 9-0 home record into the clash against Georgetown (11-7), and No. 7 Maryland (16-2) are putting up a 10-0 home run against Northwestern (15-4).
College Basketball Top 25 and Selected Fixtures
Tuesday, January 19
No. 18 Butler at No. 16 Providence 5:30 PM FS1
Mississippi State at Florida 6:00 PM ESPNU, WatchESPN
No. 24 South Carolina at Ole Miss 6:00 PM SECN, WatchESPN
No. 3 Kansas at Oklahoma State 6:00 PM ESPN2, WatchESPN
Illinois at No. 25 Indiana 6:00 PM ESPN, WatchESPN
Northwestern at No. 7 Maryland 7:00 PM BTN
Clemson at No. 13 Virginia 7:00 PM ESPN3, WatchESPN
Georgetown at No. 5 Xavier 7:30 PM FS1
UNLV at Utah State 8:00 PM ESPN3, WatchESPN
Alabama at Auburn 8:00 PM SECN WatchESPN
LSU at No. 10 Texas A&M 8:00 PM ESPN, WatchESPN
Houston at No. 8 SMU 8:00 PM ESPNU, WatchESPN