The Oklahoma State Cowboys open up a new week after their loss at home to Wichita State with a matchup against the 19th ranked Seminoles of Florida State. Here are the main keys to this matchup.

Key Player, Oklahoma State: Lindy Waters III (G)

The lean guard for the Oklahoma State Cowboys has proven to have sparks of talent, with 10 points against Wichita State and 12 against Austin Peay.  But the key to Oklahoma State’s chances this coming Saturday in Sunrise, FL will be if Waters can have one of his big nights.

If Waters can shoot the three well like he also did in those games (50%) that will be a big boost over Florida State’s defense who is yet to let an opponent break 80.

Key Player, Florida State: Braian Angola (G)

Angola has been, flat out, lights out from three point range so far this year.  He is shooting about 43 percent from behind the arc, but he shot above 60% in two of his biggest individual games.

Braian Angola did struggle in FSU’s one significant win over Florida, shooting overall 2/11, therefore if he can bring the lights out shooting to the Cowboys game, the Seminoles should be in good shape.

Prediction: Oklahoma State- 60, Florida State- 70

While the Oklahoma State Cowboys have not put up as impressive numbers as a lot of programs offensively, they did manage to score above 60 against a challenging defense and offense in Wichita State.

That being said, the Pokes should score, but probably not enough.  The Seminoles defense is too strong statistically and after the performance it displayed against Florida, it will be hard for Oklahoma State to overcome.

Oklahoma State will come out motivated and play close, but the Florida State Seminoles should break away with some three point shooting and defensive intensity in the end.

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