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What They Had To Say: Post-Texas Tech edition

by Stephanie Kuzydym Modified: April 18, 2013 at 4:50 pm •  Published: January 17, 2013
Oklahoma's Buddy Hield (3) reacts during an NCAA college basketball game between the University of Oklahoma and Texas Tech University at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla., Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma's Buddy Hield (3) reacts during an NCAA college basketball game between the University of Oklahoma and Texas Tech University at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla., Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

The Sooners beat the Red Raiders in a pretty uneventful game. OU has won five straight. They have started out conference play at 3-0.

Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger on OU’s improved second half play: “We had better shots and more efficiency in the second half. We had some offensive boards that kept us from doing what they wanted to do defensively. For the most part just better movement on the offensive end.”

Texas Tech forward Dejan Kravic on what he thought happened in the second half: “In the second half they just got whatever they wanted in the post. They just really showed toughness in the second half.”

Oklahoma freshman Buddy Hield on playing 36 minutes: “I feel great, I always feel great. I could go again if I wanted to. Just to help them on the court. It was good to be a spark for the team, keep playing defense and be an energy guy on the floor and keep working every single play.”

Texas Tech coach Chris Walker on the game: “I think we’re a victim of inexperience, but each game they show signs of getting better and better, and we just need more experience and more games under our belt, and we’ll look forward to seeing Oklahoma in Lubbock.”

Oklahoma senior reserve Andrew Fitzgerald on his offensive addition: “My coaches and my teammates have been working to build my confidence up. The last couple of games I have kind of been in a slump. Today I was not trying to score, just trying to rebound and get at it on the defensive end. I’m really thankful to have the coaches and teammates I have to help me get through this bump.”

Oklahoma forward Romero Osby on the importance of the win: “Every game is big. For us especially because we still have a lot to prove. We need to continue to build on our habits and get better as a team. Every win is big for us; especially a Big 12 win and to be 3-0 in the conference. We just want to keep moving forward and keep getting better.”


by Stephanie Kuzydym
Reporter
Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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