Oklahoma soundly beat Oklahoma State on Saturday, 77-68.
The Sooners never gave the Cowboys the lead. They held off presses and drives and shot big threes in key points.
Here’s what the Sooners and Cowboys had to say about the first Bedlam game of the season:
OU coach Lon Kruger on his team’s depth: “I think the depth is a big key. We have veteran guys coming off the bench, and last year we didn’t quite have that ability to sustain anything good that we had going. We have Andrew (Fitzgerald), and Sam (Grooms) came in today and plays great in a critical stage, and I think (Isaiah) Cousins is a talented freshman that is going to get better and better. Cameron (Clark) is doing a great job off the bench, as well as Tyler Neal, a veteran guy, coming in. That depth is important in sustaining good play.”
OSU coach Travis Ford on Oklahoma: ”I’m going to give OU a lot of credit. I thought they played really well and made big shots. They made key shots when they needed them, and I thought that was huge.”
OU forward Amath M’Baye on his seven-point run late in the game: ”I’m pretty sure every single basket was assisted. It came from assists. So that seven-point stretch wasn’t mine, it was the team’s.”
OSU guard Markel Brown on if OSU calmed down after OU opened on a 10-3 run: “I don’t think we ever really calmed down. We continued to let them do what they wanted to do. They got good offensive shots.”
OU guard Buddy Hield on responding to OSU: “It was big. When we were up by 12 and I think they cut the lead down to six, we had to find a way to make a big basket; I think Sam found me open and hit me. I had to shoot the ball confidently and the past couple of games I have been shooting the ball confident. So I just stepped (up) and was very confident tonight. The 3′s were dropping for me tonight.”