Oklahoman Published: February 8, 2007
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Cowboys remain winless in Big 12 road games
Oklahoma State had another slow start, and it eventually cost the Cowboys another Big 12 road loss. The Cowboys are now 0-4 on the road in conference play.

"It's just a mystery to me,” Cowboys coach Sean Sutton said of OSU's poor first halves. OSU trailed 30-20 at the end of the first half. "It's the question we've got to figure out.”

The Cowboys' second-half performance, however, Sutton found encouraging. The Cowboys scored on their first 10 possessions of the second half.

"We have to compete harder,” Sutton said. "I thought that was one thing that was encouraging tonight is that we played harder and better defense than what we have been playing. We have to be smarter and win on the road, and that is the bottom line.”

Dog house? Oklahoma freshman Bobby Maze doesn't seem to be in good favor with coach Jeff Capel in recent games.

The backup point guard did not play Wednesday night and played a total of 10 minutes in the Sooners' previous two Big 12 contests.

Capel did not address Maze's lack of playing time but said the freshman is healthy.

"He's just fine,” Capel said.

As a result of Maze's absence, Chris Walker has seen an increase in playing time. The senior played 17 minutes Wednesday, mostly as a defensive specialist late in the game.

"Eaton was killing us on the dribble penetration,” Capel said.


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OSU's JamesOn Curry pases the ball around OU's Chris Walker, left, in the second half of OU's 67-60 win on Wednesday. by BRYAN TERRY, THE OKLAHOMAN

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