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What They Had To Say: Post Oklahoma-Kansas Edition

by Stephanie Kuzydym Modified: April 18, 2013 at 4:50 pm •  Published: January 28, 2013
Kansas center Jeff Withey , top right, is fouled by Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield (3) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. Kansas defeated Oklahoma 67-54. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
Kansas center Jeff Withey , top right, is fouled by Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield (3) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013. Kansas defeated Oklahoma 67-54. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

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.”


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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