WACO, Texas — Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel tried twice to slow Baylor’s run, calling two timeouts during a scoreless stretch of more than five minutes.
"I was trying to just calm us down,” Capel said. "Just get back to what we were doing early in the game.”
Neither timeout accomplished his goal and his Sooners were eventually blown out 91-60 on Saturday in the Ferrell Center in front of 8,757 fans, the biggest crowd of Baylor’s season.
Oklahoma (9-6, 0-1 Big 12) never regained the momentum that spawned its quick start. A 20-11 lead became a 41-26 halftime deficit after the Sooners were outscored 30-6 over the half’s final 11 minutes.
"That’s been who we’ve been, unfortunately, this year,” Capel said. "We’ll be right there, and things will be going well, and all of a sudden the momentum changes a little bit and we can’t get out of it. We can’t get out of whatever rut we get into.”
Capel pointed to a lazy entry pass by Cade Davis that led to an Ekpe Udoh three-point play, opening an early Bears’ 14-0 run and signaling that their hopes to score in transition would be realized for the remainder of the game.
Box score: Baylor 91, Oklahoma 60