CappersInfo is back with its Iowa State Cyclones vs. Oklahoma Sooners picks and predictions, as we look to give you all of the college basketball advice and tips that you need to beat your online sportsbook for this crucial Thursday night tilt.
Big XII Tournament Picks: Iowa State Cyclones vs. Oklahoma Sooners
Date: Thursday, March 14th, 12:30 ET
Location: Sprint Center, Kansas City, MO
Iowa State vs. Oklahoma Live TV: ESPN2
The real fun and games in the Big XII Tournament gets started on Thursday, and it gets started right away with a huge bubble battle between two teams that direly need another RPI Top 50 win on their resume. Both the Cyclones and the Sooners could be (and probably should be) okay without this win, but both will feel a heck of a lot better if they get to the Big XII Semifinals. What we know about the Cyclones is that they are going to run, run, and run some more. They averaged over 80 points per game this year, and they have six men in their rotation that have all averaged at least 9.4 points per game. You just don’t see that type of consistency on most teams across the country. Oklahoma stumbled in its finale, losing on the road to the TCU Horned Frogs in an epic fail of a game. The Sooners are a scary team to try to back away from home, knowing that there haven’t been many games of late outside of Norman that have gone well for them. Iowa State has the ability to turn up the pressure and run with the best of them, and there is no reason not to believe that this won’t be another one of those high flying games. Go with the Cyclones and the modest upset on Thursday.
Iowa State vs. Oklahoma Pick: Iowa State Cyclones +1
Big XII Quarterfinals Prediction: Iowa State 77 – Oklahoma 73