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Five things you may not have known about OUBB’s game against Baylor

by Stephanie Kuzydym Published: January 31, 2013
Baylor 's Deuce Bello, bottom left, and Rico Gathers, bottom right, watch as A.J. Walton, center right, struggles with Oklahoma 's Amath M'Baye (22) for control of a rebound during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in Waco, Texas. Oklahoma won 74-71.
Baylor 's Deuce Bello, bottom left, and Rico Gathers, bottom right, watch as A.J. Walton, center right, struggles with Oklahoma 's Amath M'Baye (22) for control of a rebound during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in Waco, Texas. Oklahoma won 74-71.
• Baylor outrebounded Oklahoma by 13 and outscored the Sooners in second-chance points 24-6.

• The Sooners are now 7-2 in games this season decided by seven or fewer points. Last season, they were 4-5.

• Dating back to the start of their 2009-2010 season, the Bears came into Wednesday night’s game with a 53-9 home-court record.

• Junior forward Amath M’Baye scored a season-high nine shots on 12 attempts.Senior guard Steven Pledger earned a season-high five assists.

• Oklahoma trailed Baylor only once in the game, at 4-2. They led by 12 at halftime, increased the lead to 16 with 13:25 to go and dwindled the lead to one with 10 seconds left in the game before a pair of Pledger’s free throws with eight seconds left gave them a three-point lead and they watched Baylor’s final attempt rim out at the buzzer.

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by Stephanie Kuzydym
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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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