Oklahoma State is scheduled to resume home court advantage this Sunday, when they host Eastern Washington at Gallagher-Iba Arena.
The Cowboys, who have experienced a tumultuous start to the season, seek to capitalize on their home court advantage as they attempt to turn their fortunes around. OSU, who is 5-4 in the early going, has won three of their last four games and is hoping to continue their momentum against the Eagles.
Eastern Washington, who will be making their first trip to Stillwater, have had an impressive start to the campaign, posting a 7-2 record. The Eagles are averaging 73.1 points per game while allowing opponents to score just 64.7 points per contest.
In order to remain competitive in the matchup, Oklahoma State will have to rely on the production of its leading scorer, guard Isaac Likekele. The sophomore has been the Cowboys’ most consistent player, averaging 13.2 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game. He will be joined in the backcourt by senior Thomas Dziagwa, who is averaging 10.6 points per game.
Up front, the Cowboys will look to their frontcourt duo of Yor Anei and Cameron McGriff to provide a much-needed spark. Anei, a freshman, is averaging 8.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game, while McGriff, a junior, is averaging 11.6 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.
Sunday’s contest is sure to be a thrilling matchup between two teams with plenty of talent. Oklahoma State will be looking to gain some positive momentum and Eastern Washington will be looking to make a statement on the road. With the Cowboys returning to their home court, the Gallagher-Iba Arena should be rocking.