In this article, we’ll take a look at the upcoming basketball game between Tulsa and Wichita State We’ll give an overview of each team’s stats, analyze their recent performance, and make a prediction on who will win the game.
In order to make a prediction for the game, one of the key things that we need to consider is Tulsa’s form.
Tulsa has won their last 5 games in a row, with solid victories against UCLA, Louisville and Houston. They have been shooting well from the 3 point line and have been playing good defense
Theirlast lost was against Arkansas on January 14th.
Wichita State’s Form
In order for Tulsa to have a chance against Wichita State they will need to rely on their experienced roster. Out of the twelve men on Tulsa’s roster, six are upperclassmen while Wichita State has no seniors and only two juniors. With this in mind, it is evident that Tulsa has more experience on their side which could be a deciding factor in the game. Furthermore, four of Tulsa’s starting five players are upperclassmen while Wichita State has only two upperclassmen starting. Experience will be crucial for Tulsa if they want to come out on top against a very talented Wichita State team.
Wichita State’s Roster
Wichita State’s Roster:
-#0 Landry Shamet: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m), 188 lb (85 kg), Freshman
-#2 Conner Frankamp: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m), 185 lb (84 kg), Freshman
-#10 Zach Brown 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m), 205 lb (93 kg), Senior
-#14 Rashard Kelly: 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m), 220 lb (100 kg) Junior
-#22 Daishon Smith: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m), 170 lb (77 kg) Sophomore
-#24 Ria’n Holland: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m), 190 lb (86 kg) Freshman
-#32 Markis McDuffie: 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m), 200 lb (91 kg) Freshman
-#33 Shaq Morris: 6 ft 8 in235lb(107kg) So
There are a few key matchups that could determine who wins the game. The first is between the two point guards Tulsa’s James Woodard is a senior who has been starting for four years. He is a scoring guard who can also dish out assists. Wichita State will be countering with freshman Landry Shamet. Shamet is an excellent shooter and has been Wichita State’s best player in conference play
The second key matchup is between the two power forwards Tulsa’s Junior Etou is a 6’7″ forward who is a strong rebounder and shot blocker. Wichita State will be countering with Markis McDuffie. McDuffie is 6’8″ and can stretch the floor with his Three-point shooting
The third key matchup is between the two centers. Tulsa’s Rashad Smith is a 7-footer who is a good shot blocker but does not score much. Wichita State will be countering with Shaq Morris. Morris is 6’8″ but he is a very good scorer and rebounder.
In any basketball game there are always going to be the major factors that will directly affect the outcome of the match. However, there are also what are known as “X-Factors”. X-factors are players or aspects of the game that could potentially make a huge difference in the result, but are difficult to predict. Here are some of the X-factors that could make all the difference in Wednesday’s game between Tulsa and Wichita State.
For Tulsa, one big X-factor is going to be their Three-Point Shooting In their last game against Memphis, they shot a dismal 5-23 from beyond the arc. If they can improve upon that against Wichita State, it will go a long way towards helping them win. Another big factor for Tulsa will be their defense. They need to find a way to slow down Wichita State’s offense, which is one of the best in the country.
For Wichita State, one big X-factor is going to be whether or not they can stop Tulsa’s leading scorer, Shaq Harrison. Harrison has been averaging nearly 19 points per game this season, and if Wichita State can find a way to limit his production, it will go a long way towards helping them win. Another big X-factor for Wichita State is their rebounding. They need to find a way to keep Tulsa off the offensive glass, as they are one of the best teams in the country at second chance points.
It is impossible to say who will win the game with 100% certainty, but there are a few things that we can take into account to make a prediction.
Wichita State has a better overall record than Tulsa, both in conference play and in their last 10 games. They also have a better Point Differential than Tulsa. However, Tulsa has won 5 of their last 6 games, while Wichita State has only won 4 of their last 6.
When these two teams played each other earlier this season, Wichita State won by 8 points. However, that game was played at Wichita State’s home court This time, the game will be played at Tulsa’s home court home court advantage can be worth up to 4 points in college basketball so that could swing the outcome of the game in Tulsa’s favor.
It is also worth noting that Wichita State is ranked #24 in the AP poll while Tulsa is unranked. However, rankings are often not as predictive as people think they are.
All things considered, it is probably fair to say that Wichita State is slightly favored to win this game.
In conclusion, it is evident that Tulsa has the upper hand in this game. With a higher ranking and better stats, they are more likely to come out on top. However, Wichita State is not to be underestimated – they have proved themselves to be a strong team in the past. Ultimately, the game will come down to which team works harder and wants it more on the day.
The Tulsa Shock defeated the Wichita State Lady Shockers 74-48 on Sunday, December 16th.Receiving 27 points fromRegistration Skylar Diggins and 19 from Odyssey Sims, the Shock were able to secure their ninth win of the season. The victory also gave them a share of first place in the American Conference Standings