Oklahoma basketball notebook: Coaches worried about Sooners overlooking Red Raiders

With Kansas State next on the agenda, the worries might have been warranted. But the Sooners took care of business and beat Texas Tech, 81-63.
by Stephanie Kuzydym Published: January 16, 2013
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photo - Oklahoma's Romero Osby (24) goes under Texas Tech's Dejan Kravic (11) during an NCAA college basketball game between the University of Oklahoma and Texas Tech University at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla., Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
Oklahoma's Romero Osby (24) goes under Texas Tech's Dejan Kravic (11) during an NCAA college basketball game between the University of Oklahoma and Texas Tech University at Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Okla., Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

FIVE-POINT HIELD

Freshman guard Buddy Hield scored five points in 11 seconds. Texas Tech's Jay Crockett committed a foul with 13:32 remaining in the game. Sam Grooms inbounded the pass to Hield, who was position to the far right side of the arc.

Hield drained a 3-pointer to put OU up, 53-42.

Then 11 seconds later, Hield intercepted Texas Tech's inbounds pass and put the ball in for a layup for another two points to give OU a 55-42 lead, its biggest to that point.

TIP-INS

*Former Sooner safety and Dallas Cowboys star Roy Williams watched the OU game with his children from the south baseline.

*Estimated attendance: 4,521.

*Oklahoma had 34 points scored in the paint, 28 points from the bench.

THE NEXT THREE

Saturday at Kansas State

Monday vs. Texas

Jan 26. at Kansas

Compiled by Stephanie Kuzydym


by Stephanie Kuzydym
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Stephanie Kuzydym learned at a young age that life is a game of inches. That's just one reason why she loves football. Kuzydym joined The Oklahoman in July 2012. Before arriving in the state, Kuzydym was an intern for the sports departments at...
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