When coach Bruce Weber first came to Kansas State from Illinois, all he heard about Oklahoma was that the Sooners beat the Wildcats twice last year.
“So they were able to get them back this year,” Weber said.
The Sooners dropped their second game of the season to the Wildcats on Saturday, 52-50. Kansas State won two weeks ago in Manhattan, Kan., 69-60.
“Grind it out. Find a way to win. That's all that matters,” Weber said about winning on the road. “It's a shame we let them come back and tie it up.”
Senior Steven Pledger had a rough night. The OU guard went 1-of-4 from the floor and 0-of-3 from beyond the arc. He played just eight minutes in the second half.
“Again, having trouble getting shots and getting separation from his man,” OU coach Lon Kruger said about his guard. “Then defensively had some trouble staying close to his men too.”
However, Kruger thought the Sooners were strong defensively overall. They out-rebounded Kansas State 38-34, including 28 defensive rebounds.
In the first home game since Oklahoma's bench was caught rocking its “three” guitars, Sooner fans were able to show off their air guitars.
The Oklahoma bench made national news for its reaction to a 3-point basket in its game against Texas. The bench players do some move after every Oklahoma 3-pointer.
During the first timeout, the “air guitar cam” let fans could get caught on camera like James Fraschilla, C.J. Cole, D.J. Bennett and Ryan Spangler. Fans rocked out on their air guitars to Guns N' Roses' “Sweet Child of Mine.”
Feb. 4 at Iowa State, 6 p.m.
Feb. 9 vs. Kansas, 3 p.m.
Feb. 11 vs. TCU, 6 p.m.
*Technical fouls were called simultaneously on Oklahoma junior Je'lon Hornbeak and Kansas State reserve Martavious Irving in the second half.
*Had the Sooners won Saturday, they would have matched their win total from last year. They finished the 2011-2012 season 15-16.
*The month of February hasn't been easy for the Sooners in the past three years. They are 3-23 the past three Februaries.