Cowboys remain winless in Big 12 road gamesOklahoma 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. "We wanted to give him a different matchup. I felt like Chris Walker was fresh.” •Dove injured: Junior Marcus Dove was injured in the first half but had X-rays taken on his ankle at halftime and returned to play in the second half. Dove was injured with 3:27 to go in the first half on an inbounds play under the OU basket. He laid on the floor for several minutes and had to be helped off the court. At halftime, he left the floor with the help of two trainers, not putting any weight on his ankle. He came back with about 13 minutes remaining with a minor limp. He is probable for Saturday's game against Texas Tech. •Harris hits: Terrel Harris broke something of a Bedlam jinx when he hit a layup on a fast break in the first half. Harris, a sophomore, had never scored in a Bedlam game. He averages 11.1 points. The first Bedlam was the first time he's played in a game and been held scoreless (Harris missed one game earlier this season). He finished with eight points. •Game time: Oklahoma State's Saturday home game against Texas Tech is at 3 p.m. Some tickets were printed with the incorrect time. •Looking ahead: The Sooners know if they want to stay in the hunt for an NCAA Tournament berth, they'll have to take care of business away from the Lloyd Noble Center. "We just have to continue to win the games we're supposed to win,” senior Michael Neal said. "We need our first road win Saturday.” By Andrea Cohen
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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