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What Oklahoma Had To Say: Post Kansas State Edition

Stephanie Kuzydym Modified: April 18, 2013 at 4:50 pm •  Published: January 20, 2013
Oklahoma forward Romero Osby (24) puts up a shot under pressure from Kansas State forward Nino Williams (11) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Oklahoma forward Romero Osby (24) puts up a shot under pressure from Kansas State forward Nino Williams (11) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Oklahoma lost its first conference game of the season on Saturday evening to No. 16 Kansas State.

Here’s what Oklahoma had to say after the loss.

Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger on Kansas State guard Rodney McGruder who led the team and, at one point, shot three straight threes: “He works so hard, an dit is hard to stay in touch with him the entire time. I thought our guys worked at it, but he got a little separation there a couple of times. It seemed like there were three or five possessions when he had a three. I don’t know if it was that fast, but it seemed like it.”

Senior forward Romero Osby on the Wildcats’ defense and his free throw shooting: “Like Coach said, they were doing a good job of making us extend our offense. They were pressuring us. They were doing a good job of not really fouling. That is what we did to try to be physical, but they kept their hands back. When we did get to the free throw line, especially myself, I am a better free throw shooter than I showed tonight. I did not shoot them well. They just did a good job all around.”

Senior guard Steven Pledger on Oklahoma’s play: “We turned the ball over a lot. There were a lot of errant passes. We just couldn’t really dribble the way we wanted to.”

Freshman guard Buddy Hield on the environment: “It was pretty loud. I committed a couple turnovers, but as the game went, I started getting better. I have to be better in these types of environments defending and just being ready for the challenge.”

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