Oklahoma lost to No. 3 Kansas. On Monday, the Jayhawks were named the No. 1 team in the country per USA TODAY’s coaches poll.
Here’s what Oklahoma and Kansas had to say about Saturday’s game.
Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger on Kansas’ center Jeff Withey’s moves as a post player: “People in the league have seen him move like that throughout his career. He does move very well, but I don’t think it’s a big surprise that he’s capable of doing that. He does a good job of finishing opportunities, he gets them inside and he’s a good low-post player.”
Kansas center Jeff Withey on his performance: “I thought I did pretty well. They didn’t come inside too often. They tried to isolate me on the outside and make me drive a little bit and shoot jumpers. Overall, I think I had a solid performance. I was able to score off my teammates assists. Elijah (Johnson) got me a dunk and I got a dunk in fast break from Naadir (Thapre).”
Oklahoma forward Romero Osby on Withey’s impact: “He has good timing and has a knack for (blocking shots), so he just makes it tough for everybody.
Withey on affecting Osby’s performance: “I think I affected him a little bit. I think he was a little hesitant to shoot the ball. I blocked him in the first half pretty early so that might have gotten in his head. He’s a good player and he is definitely physical.”