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Norman, OK (SportsNetwork. Dallas Cowboys Shirts .com) - A Big 12 Conference showdown is on tap as in- state rivals, 24th-ranked Oklahoma State and 18th-ranked Oklahoma, get together at the Lloyd Noble Center on Saturday evening. The Sooners may be the higher-ranked team in this meeting, but they are also the ones who have lost two straight after riding a four-game win streak. After going down to Kansas State in overtime last weekend by just three points, Oklahoma was blown away by 16th-ranked West Virginia in Morgantown four nights ago in an ugly 86-65 final. Of the five defeats registered by the Sooners, three have come against opponents that were ranked in the top-20. As for the Cowboys, they too have hit a rough patch now that conference play is here, especially since the Big 12 is made up of top-quality opponents. The team has dropped two of the last three outings, the most recent loss coming against 12th-ranked Kansas earlier in the week by a score of 67-57 on the road. Of the four defeats logged by OSU, all but one (South Carolina) has come against nationally-ranked foes. According to Oklahoma sources, the Sooners own a 131-95 advantage in the all- time series and won the most recent encounter in Stillwater last season by a narrow 77-74 score in the middle of February. Both OSU and Kansas had trouble finding the basket in the first half of their meeting earlier this week at Allen Fieldhouse, but after converting a mere seven field goals through the opening 20 minutes, the Cowboys improved to just nine after the break and missed all seven chances behind the 3-point line in the frame. LeBryan Nash dropped in a game-high 21 points and pulled down seven rebounds for the visitors, followed by Phil Forte with 18 points as the duo combined to make 20 of the teams 22 free throws. Nash and Forte are one of the best one-two scoring combinations in not just the Big 12, but the nation as they generate 17.9 and 17.8 ppg, respectively, the former focusing his efforts in the paint as he also collects 6.1 rpg and the latter connecting on 41.3 percent of his 3-point attempts. At the defensive end, the Cowboys are holding opponents to just 59.1 ppg based off 37.2 percent accuracy from the floor and being bedeviled at the free-throw line with 66.6 percent shooting. The Sooners fell behind West Virginia right out of the chute and never recovered, trailing by 13 at the break before losing all composure and watching the Mountaineers run away with the 21-point home win. Shooting 42.0 percent from the field didnt help matters, but the biggest problem for Oklahoma was an inability to maintain possession as it turned the ball over a staggering 22 times, leading to 17 points for WVU. Buddy Hield managed to tally a game-high 21 points and pull down eight rebounds, followed by Isaiah Cousins and Ryan Spangler with 14 and 10 points, respectively, but the OU reserves responded with just eight points, compared to a whopping 55 for the WVU backups. Hield, who averaged 16.5 ppg in two games against OSU last season, is putting up 17.1 ppg overall in 2014-15 thanks to his 47 3-pointers. Cousins checks in with another 12.8 ppg and is the other reliable perimeter shooter (31-of-68), which means the pair have accounted for all but 30 of the teams 108 triples through 16 games. Spangler, who averaged 15.0 rpg in the series last season, is currently clearing eight boards per outing. Dallas Cowboys Pro Shop . With nothing tangible at stake, the Raptors turned in their most impressive outing of the fall in their seventh and second to last exhibition tilt against their stiffest competition yet, but they lost a couple starters in the process. Cowboys Jerseys 2021 . -- James Harden scored 31 points, including 25 in the second half, and the Houston Rockets dug out of a double-digit, first-half hole to beat the Orlando Magic 101-89 on Wednesday night. https://www.cowboysjerseysale.com/ . -- LaMarcus Aldridge returned to the Trail Blazers lineup, happy to know that things didnt go awry without him. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers still havent solved their dilemma at shortstop, which came about because of an injury to Jose Iglesias. On Wednesday, general manager Dave Dombrowski ruled out Iglesias for the season -- and the Tigers called up one of their better prospects, hoping he can provide some immediate help. Detroit recalled Eugenio Suarez from Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday and designated infielder Danny Worth for assignment. The 22-year-old Suarez has hit .302 since being promoted to Toledo. Dombrowski announced the move before Wednesday nights game against Toronto, at the same time he confirmed the Tigers dont expect Iglesias back. Iglesias has not played in 2014. He was initially expected to miss several months when the severity of his injuries became clear during spring training. "He continues to make progress, the doctors happy with the progress he made, but at this point, he basically has been ruled out for the season," Dombrowski said. "We had always thought that, but we had maintained maybe a little bit of hope there." Detroit acquired Iglesias from Boston in a trade in the middle of last season, and he ended up finishing second in the American League rookie of the year vote. The Tigers lead the AL Central, but they had lost 11 oof 15 entering Wednesdays game, with the bottom of their batting order struggling to produce. Stitched Cowboys Jerseys. . Shortstop Andrew Romine was hitting .200 through 39 games. Romine remained in the starting lineup Wednesday, but the Tigers want to see what they have in Suarez, who was ranked by Baseball America as Detroits eighth-best prospect before the season. "Hes got some good hands, hes swung the bat well in the minors," manager Brad Ausmus said. "But Id be very careful as to heap too much pressure on this young kid." The Tigers acquired Romine and Alex Gonzalez shortly before the start of the season to play shortstop, and Gonzalez did not even last until the end of April. Now that free agent shortstop Stephen Drew has re-signed with Boston, the Tigers may need to try to trade for someone at that position if their internal candidates continue to flounder. Worth hit .167 in 20 games, and his most notable contribution was probably as an emergency relief pitcher. At the end of two blowout losses last month, he took the mound and showed off a startlingly good knuckleball. "Hes done everything we asked, to an extreme, really," Ausmus said. "No one wants to hear bad news. He was very professional about it." ' ' '

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