• Game Center
Phillips 66 Bedlam Series
RV/21 Oklahoma State (15-6, 8-6) at 7/8 Oklahoma (14-6, 9-5)
Date: Feb. 27, 2021
Tipoff: 2 p.m. CT
Site: Lloyd Noble Center (10,967)
Series: OU leads 140-100 (86-27 in Norman)
Last: OSU won 83-66 on Feb. 22, 2020 in GIA
TV: ABC (Bob Wischusen, Dick Vitale)
Radio: Cowboy Radio Network (Dave Hunziker, John Holcomb)
Satellite Radio: XM 387 (OSU call), XM/Sirius 83 (OU call)
Live Stats: okstate.statbroadcast.com
• The Basics
The year's first Phillips 66 Bedlam showdown has finally arrived. The 241st and 242nd meetings between Oklahoma State and Oklahoma will occur over a three-day span - a first since 1921 - and this will mark the first back-to-back Bedlam games since 1943. Saturday's game can be seen on ABC with Bob Wischusen and Dick Vitale on the call, and fans can listen to Dave Hunziker and John Holcomb on the Cowboy Radio Network.
• Clutch Cowboys
Oklahoma State is a perfect 3-0 in overtime games this season, and has won six of its last seven OT games dating back to 2016. This marks just the fourth time in school history that OSU has played in three or more extra-session games without a loss, joining 2006-07, 1982-83 and 1964-65. This season, the Cowboys are 10-4 in games decided by 10 points or less.
• Ice Joining Another Top-25 List
Isaac "Ice" Likekele is one steal short of the program's top-25 list for career steals. When he records that steal he will become just the 14th Cowboy to appear in the top-25 for career assists (13th, 324 assists) and steals (26th, 116 steals). Earlier this season, Likekele became just the seventh OSU player with over 300 dimes, 400 rebounds and 100 steals. The junior captain's versatility can be seen across the Big 12 Conference statistics. He ranks second in the Big 12 in minutes per game (34.5), and he's also eighth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.7), fifth in rebounding (6.9) and 11th in assists (3.7).
• Pick Your Poison
OSU is the only Big 12 with six players averaging at least 9.0 points per game, which gives the Cowboys a versatile scoring threat that no other league foe can match. Mike Boynton often employs four and five guard lineups that can create mismatches all over the floor. Still, the Cowboys lead the Big 12 in rebounding and create 38.7 points in the paint per game.
• The All-Sport Phillips 66 Bedlam Series
Oklahoma State and Oklahoma compete yearly in the Phillips 66 Bedlam Series, an all-sports competition between the two schools, which are separated by only 80 miles along Interstate 35. Oklahoma State has won the overall Bedlam series in six of the last seven years, including last year's 8-5-1 victory. So far in 2020-21, OSU is ahead, 8-2, in head-to-head competition against OU. The series champion is decided by wins and losses in head to head competition or Big 12 Championship final standings in all other sports.
• Phillips 66 Bedlam Basketball
Welcome to the 241st hardwood meeting between Oklahoma State and Oklahoma in a rivalry that dates back to 1908. With rare exception these two programs have played at least twice a year since 1916, and the 240 all-time meetings are the most against any opponent for OSU (179 games against Kansas ranks second). OU leads the overall series, 140-100. The Cowboys swept the series in 2017 and took two of the three matchups in 2018. In Stillwater, Oklahoma State leads the series 64-46 and has taken three of the last four.