Oklahoma freshman point guard Jordan Woodard came out of the game with just less than seven minutes remaining and the Sooners up by a pair.
Woodard never returned to the game as the Sooners fell to Kansas State 72-66 at Bramlage Coliseum on Tuesday night.
The Sooners' freshman point guard wasn't injured. Sooners coach Lon Kruger just liked what he was seeing from backup Je'lon Hornbeak.
“No, he's fine,” Kruger said afterward when asked if Woodard was injured. “Emotionally maybe a little bit, but he'll bounce back. Je'lon was giving us good direction out there. Jordan will bounce back from it.”
The Wildcats outscored Oklahoma 16-8 after the switch.
Woodard was just 1 of 5 from the floor, finishing with five points, two assists, two steals and two turnovers.
Hornbeak, in his fourth game back after sitting out four with a broken foot, had one point on 0-of-7 shooting and had three assists and a turnover.
SPANGLER IMPROVING FROM LINE
In the season's first 13 games, Ryan Spangler was shooting just 50 percent (25 of 50) from the free-throw line.
Early in the season, the Sooners' sophomore forward was 3 of 9 in a game against North Texas and missed all four of his tries against Seton Hall.
But since Big 12 play began, Spangler has been excellent from the stripe. Tuesday, Spangler hit nine of his 11 free throws.
In four conference games, Spangler is 20 of 23 (87 percent) from the line, second-best on the team.
Late in the first half, Spangler's neck got scratched on a Kansas State foul, drawing blood.
“I was just battling,” he said. “I got a (finger)nail across the neck. It's good; it's part of basketball.”
The Sooners will travel to play No. 12 Baylor at 1 p.m. Saturday in Waco, Texas.
Oklahoma swept its two games against the Bears last season after being swept the season before.
The game will be televised by ESPN. Baylor plays at Texas Tech on Wednesday.
KRUGER, HENSON AND A BIT OF TRIVIA
During the game, a fan was asked a trivia question with a chance of winning a prize for his section.
The question centered on Kruger, a former Wildcats player and coach, and Sooners assistant Steve Henson, who also played at Kansas State.
The fan was asked which all-time season statistical category the duo held five of the top 10 spots in Kansas State's record book.
Kruger and Henson, who was inducted into the Kansas State Hall of Fame in the offseason, still hold half of the top 10 spots in free-throw percentage for a season.
Guard Buddy Hield was wearing a boot on his right foot as he went to the bus after the game. Hield broke the foot last season and didn't play on the preseason trip to Belgium and France after aggravating the injury. … The Wildcats hit eight 3-pointers in the first half, including five in less than two minutes. … The Sooners outscored Kansas State 27-8 off of turnovers and 19-5 on second-chance points. … Spangler leads the Big 12 with seven double-doubles.