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Smart leads No. 9 Cowboys into high-profile showdown with Wiggins

Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart (33) tips the ball in the basket between TCU center Karviar Shepherd (1), forward Brandon Parrish (11) and guard Michael Williams (2) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stillwater, Okla., Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. Oklahoma State won 82-50. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
January 17, 2014 - 1:07 PM

LAWRENCE, Kan. - Oklahoma State star Marcus Smart said a few months ago that Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins hadn't done anything yet to deserve the considerable hype he'd been receiving.

Well, Smart will get to assess Wiggins' game for himself on Saturday.

He'll lead the ninth-ranked Cowboys, who are 15-2 and 3-1 in the Big 12, into Allen Fieldhouse to take on Wiggins, from Thornhill, Ont., and the Jayhawks, who are 12-4 and 3-0 in league play.

It's the first showdown of the season between two of the conference's top teams, not to mention two of its best players. And while Smart and Wiggins don't exactly play the same position, there's a good chance they'll be matched up for a bit on Saturday.

It should be quite the treat for college basketball fans.

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