The Georgetown Hoyas will be facing off with the Oklahoma State Cowboys on Wednesday night. The 4-3 Hoyas are mired in a two-game losing streak at the moment, with the Duke Blue Devils and UNC Greensboro Spartans having dealt them defeats in their last two games. The former is less surprising than the latter of course, as the Hoyas were edged by the Spartans 65-61 in their last go-around.
They will be facing a Pokes team that has yet to suffer a loss to this point. Mike Boynton’s club is 7-0, having picked up notable wins against the Yale Bulldogs, Syracuse Orange and Ole Miss Rebels. All three of those teams are currently in the Top 100 on KenPom, and while they have varying records, it is still a noteworthy accomplishment in the early goings of this season.
They have passed every test so far, but it is worth noting that while they’ve fared well at home, they haven’t fared super well. They have just one double-digit victory at Gallagher Iba Arena so far. That came in their second game of the season against the UMKC Kangaroos, in which they won 69-51. Their other home wins have come by five points to the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles, seven points to Yale, and seven points again to the Western Michigan Broncos.
The tandem of Isaac Likekele and Yor Anei will be the ones to watch for OK State. Both have shot the ball particularly well this yearwith the amount of shots they’ve taken into consideration. Likekele leads the team in TS% with a mark of 63.1 percent. He also is one of the nation’s best assist-men and one of the best players in the nation at stealing the basketball too. So, any guard who goes up against him will have to make sure they protect the ball.
Anei has been a force in the paint and on the glass. He’s also currently the nation’s best shot blocker by Block% with a rate of 19.2 percent. THat’s pretty damn good, obviously. I don’t need to tell you that.
HOW TO WATCH
Time: 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT
Watch Online: ESPN+
Spread: Oklahoma State -11
Moneyline: Georgetown +500 | OK State -700