2018 NIT: Oklahoma State Hosts Stanford

2018 NIT

Top Caliber Matchup in 2018 NIT Second Round

The 2018 NIT Second Round will see the 3rd-seeded Stanford Cardinal and the 2nd-seeded Oklahoma State Cowboys meet in on Monday.  Gallagher-Iba Arena will host the matchup that tips off at 7 pm EST. ESPNU will televise the game.

Oddsmakers opened the Cowboys as -7.5-point favorites versus the Cardinal, while the game’s total opened at 152.5. The line is not Oklahoma State as an 8-point favorite. The total has risen to 155.

Oklahoma State Defense May be the Key in 2018 NIT

Oklahoma State won its opening round matchup with Florida Gulf Coast on the strength of its defense. The ‘Pokes forced 18 turnovers and held the Eagles to 38.3 percent shooting. The Cowboys won their 2018 NIT opener 80-68.

Jeffrey Carroll had 18 points and 8 rebounds to lead the Cowboys. Mitchell Solomon chipped in 13 points and 9 rebounds. and G Lindy Waters III  had 10 points. Oklahoma State got a big boost off the bench from Tavarius Shine. He finished with 13 points and 7 rebounds. Kendall Smith added 8 rebounds despite 1-of-11 shooting.

The Cowboys had 10 different players with at least a point. They also had 10 different players with at least a rebound. It was one of their most balanced games in recent memory.

Turnovers were a problem as OSU had 14. The Cowboys scored 20 points off turnovers and 26 points in the paint to counteract it.

Stanford Looks to Channel Past Success in 2018 NIT

Stanford was last in the postseason when they won the 2015 NIT title. The Cardinal have won three NIT championships. They won in 1991, 2012 and 2015. Nine NIT appearances has given them a record of 18-5.

The Cardinal won their opener with BYU at Maples Pavilion. The 86-83 win was a nail-biter almost the entire game.

Travis Reid and Michael Humphrey had huge games inside the paint. Reid scored 25 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and Humphrey had 11 points and 14 boards. The Cardinal out-rebounded the Cougars 33-27.

Stanford had five players score in double figures. They had to nurse a 10-point lead in the last 36 seconds to fend off BYU.

Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Stanford 19-15 18-16 76.18 75.03 1.15 12-6 5-5 15-17-2 10-7-1 3-7
Oklahoma State 20-14 17-15 76.53 72.94 3.59 9-8 6-4 11-20-1 5-12 6-4

Power Stats

Assists Turnovers
Name Assists Turnovers Ratio
STANF 13.62 14.88 0.92
OKST 14.06 13.35 1.05
Rebounding
Name Offense Defense Total
STANF 11.06 27.56 38.62
OKST 12.59 24.79 37.38
ShootingPercentage
Name Offense Defense Differential
STANF 46.32 43.57 2.75
OKST 43.52 43.63 -0.11
Team Records

Stanford Cardinal

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 19-15 15-7 4-8 18-16 13-9 5-7 76.18 75.03 1.15
Last 10 6-4 4-0 2-4 5-5 3-1 2-4 76.30 76.10 0.20
vs Conf 12-8 8-2 4-6 13-7 8-2 5-5 77.85 75.20 2.65

Oklahoma State Cowboys

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 20-14 15-6 5-8 16-15 9-9 7-6 76.53 72.94 3.59
Last 10 6-4 4-1 2-3 7-3 4-1 3-2 75.40 73.80 1.60
vs Conf 9-11 6-4 3-7 10-10 5-5 5-5 75.20 77.90 -2.70

2018 NIT Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 76.18 83 72.94 147
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 70.75 132 69.48 133
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed 36.92 47 36.00 202
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 76.53 73 75.03 192
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 78.00 111 75.42 142
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed 37.67 80 33.75 65

Head To Head Summary

Team record ATS O/U AVG AVG ½ FG% REB 3PT steals
Stanford 1-2 1-2 2-1 73.33 36.33 46.11 35.67 17/46 4.67
Oklahoma State 2-1 2-1 2-1 72.33 34.67 44.17 33.33 26/64 6.33

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line ATS Total O/U FG% Edge Reb Edge 3PT Edge Away Half Score Home Half Score Away FG% Home FG% Away Rebounds Home Rebounds Away Three Pointers Home Three Pointers Away Steals Home Steals
Nov 23, 2011 OKST 67 STANF 82 -1 STANF 134 O STANF STANF STANF 35 46 44.4 47.5 29 40 6/15 9/19 9 9
Dec 21, 2010 STANF 68 OKST 79 -9.5 OKST 128 O Push OKST OKST 33 34 43.8 43.8 30 33 4/11 11/19 2 4
Dec 16, 2009 OKST 71 STANF 70 -2 OKST 144.5 U STANF OKST OKST 35 30 44.3 46.6 38 37 9/30 4/16 6 3

2018 NIT Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Stanford Cardinal

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Mar 14, 2018 BYU 86-83 W -2.5 149 W/O 44.78 59.38 7 H
Mar 8, 2018 UCLA 77-88 L 4 154.5 L/O 43.86 72.00 9 A
Mar 7, 2018 CAL 76-58 W -8.5 141.5 W/U 44.26 63.64 8 H
Mar 3, 2018 ARZST 84-83 W 8 158.5 W/O 50.94 67.74 9 A
Mar 1, 2018 ARIZ 67-75 L 11.5 150.5 W/U 40.68 77.78 5 A

Oklahoma State Cowboys

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Mar 13, 2018 FLAGC 80-68 W -11 160 W/U 35.59 78.05 6 H
Mar 8, 2018 KANSA 68-82 L 6 150 L/P 40.91 69.23 5 A
Mar 7, 2018 OKLA 71-60 W 1.5 159.5 W/U 39.06 90.91 11 H
Mar 3, 2018 KANSA 82-64 W 3 152.5 W/U 50.00 78.26 10 H
Feb 27, 2018 IOWAS 80-71 W -2 152.5 W/U 43.28 58.82 12 A

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