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What They Had To Say: Oklahoma – Texas Edition

Stephanie Kuzydym Modified: April 18, 2013 at 4:50 pm •  Published: January 22, 2013
Oklahoma's Romero Osby (24) drives to the basket against Texas' Jonathan Holmes (10) during a men's college basketball game between the University of Oklahoma (OU) and the University of Texas at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla., Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma's Romero Osby (24) drives to the basket against Texas' Jonathan Holmes (10) during a men's college basketball game between the University of Oklahoma (OU) and the University of Texas at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla., Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

Oklahoma beat Texas for the first time in Romero Osby’s career. Here’s what they had to say:

Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger on his team’s post play: “I thought they were fantastic. I thought Roe (Osby) and Amath (M’Baye) established early that they were going to be aggressive and attack. The guys did a good job of getting the ball in the rough spot. But, again, those guys did great being very aggressive on the offensive end.

Texas coach Rick Barnes on the difference between Oklahoma’s team from last year: “Lon Kruger has done a really good job blending his younger guys in with the older guys. The older guys have definitely gotten better and I like the chemistry and I like what he’s done.

“I think they’re a really good team. I do. I don’t think they were characteristically the way way they played at the start of the game; I hadn’t really seen that from any tapes I’ve watched.”

Senior forward Romero Osby on getting his first win against Texas: “It felt good. I was telling Sam (Grooms) when we were coming back to the huddle that, ‘We finally got these guys.’ Since I have been here, they have beat us. Twice my first year when I redshirted and twice last year, so to come in and finally beat them, it felt good.

Junior forward Amath M’Baye on Osby’s performance: “I am not surprised to see Roe get a game like that. I see him in practice every day and he is one of the most humble post players I have ever played with in Europe or here. He is a workhorse, and he is just amazing.”

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