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Oklahoma basketball notebook: Sooners complete rare sweep of rivals Texas and OSU

For the first time in the 18-year history of the league, the Sooners swept both Texas and Oklahoma State in the same season.
by Ryan Aber Published: March 1, 2014

Woodard stayed down on the floor, grabbing his neck, as play continued on the other end.

He was in a daze for a few minutes and remained on the bench for the remainder of the half.

Woodard’s X-rays were negative and he played 10 minutes in the second half, though didn’t score after halftime.

Woodard was held without a field goal for the first time since Jan. 22 and just the third time all season.

DURANT, OSBY AT LLOYD NOBLE

Thunder star and former Longhorn Kevin Durant attracted plenty of attention, both when he entered the floor at Lloyd Noble Center shortly before the game started and in the final minutes when he left after sitting courtside.

While Durant was cheering on Texas, Oklahoma had a former standout of its own.

Romero Osby, who helped lead the Sooners to the NCAA Tournament last year, took in his first OU game since he left.

Osby drew a large ovation when he was shown on the video board in the arena in the second half.

“I’m excited about these guys,” Osby said. “I’ve very, very proud of these guys. I always try to let them know that I’m following them.”

Osby tore his labrum playing for the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League and is rehabbing at home in Mississippi.

Osby hopes to return in June in time for the NBA Summer League.

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The Sooners will host West Virginia at 8 p.m. Wednesday in their final home game of the season.

Oklahoma lost to the Mountaineers 91-86 in overtime on Feb. 5.

The Mountaineers kept their NCAA Tournament hopes alive with a win over TCU on Saturday.

by Ryan Aber
OU Athletics Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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