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

NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Oklahoma State20-1417-1576.5372.943.599-86-411-20-15-126-4

Power Stats

Assists Turnovers
Team Records

Stanford Cardinal

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Last 106-44-02-45-53-12-476.3076.100.20
vs Conf12-88-24-613-78-25-577.8575.202.65

Oklahoma State Cowboys

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Last 106-44-12-37-34-13-275.4073.801.60
vs Conf9-116-43-710-105-55-575.2077.90-2.70

2018 NIT Supergrid

Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense76.188372.94147
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense70.7513269.48133
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed36.924736.00202
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense76.537375.03192
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense78.0011175.42142
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed37.678033.7565

Head To Head Summary

TeamrecordATSO/UAVGAVG ½FG%REB3PTsteals
Oklahoma State2-12-12-172.3334.6744.1733.3326/646.33

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayaway scoreHomehome scorelineATSTotalO/UFG% EdgeReb Edge3PT EdgeAway Half ScoreHome Half ScoreAway FG%Home FG%Away ReboundsHome ReboundsAway Three PointersHome Three PointersAway StealsHome Steals
Nov 23, 2011OKST67STANF82-1STANF134OSTANFSTANFSTANF354644.447.529406/159/1999
Dec 21, 2010STANF68OKST79-9.5OKST128OPushOKSTOKST333443.843.830334/1111/1924
Dec 16, 2009OKST71STANF70-2OKST144.5USTANFOKSTOKST353044.346.638379/304/1663

2018 NIT Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Stanford Cardinal

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Mar 14, 2018BYU86-83W-2.5149W/O44.7859.387H
Mar 8, 2018UCLA77-88L4154.5L/O43.8672.009A
Mar 7, 2018CAL76-58W-8.5141.5W/U44.2663.648H
Mar 3, 2018ARZST84-83W8158.5W/O50.9467.749A
Mar 1, 2018ARIZ67-75L11.5150.5W/U40.6877.785A

Oklahoma State Cowboys

DateOpponentscoreResultlineTotalATS Resultfield goal percentagefree throw percentagethree pointersLocation
Mar 13, 2018FLAGC80-68W-11160W/U35.5978.056H
Mar 8, 2018KANSA68-82L6150L/P40.9169.235A
Mar 7, 2018OKLA71-60W1.5159.5W/U39.0690.9111H
Mar 3, 2018KANSA82-64W3152.5W/U50.0078.2610H
Feb 27, 2018IOWAS80-71W-2152.5W/U43.2858.8212A

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