"We felt comfortable and let them back in the game,” said freshman forward Tiny Gallon. "Our heads got twisted and they went on a big run.”
Baylor’s Tweety Carter said the Bears were too excited to open Big 12 play, too excited to begin the second half of their season and prove to the country that this season’s blazing start is different from last year. The Bears’ 12-2 start last season was marred by a 5-11 conference record and they slid to an NIT-bound 17-13. With the win over Oklahoma, Baylor’s first since 1977 (and first win over OU in Waco since 1954), the Bears improve to 13-1 and 1-0 in Big 12 play.
"We just have to keep them coming,” said Udoh, who blocked seven shots and scored 14 points. The loss for Oklahoma was its worst since being beaten 108-71 by Kansas State on Feb. 21, 1981.
"We didn’t compete at the level we’re supposed to,” said senior guard Tony Crocker.
Box score: Baylor 91, Oklahoma 60