Oklahoma basketball notebook: Stacey King honored; Baylor's Gary Franklin has fun with fans

This year mark's the 25th anniversary of OU's 1988 Final Four team. The Sooners honored that team's center, Stacey King, on Saturday.
by Stephanie Kuzydym Published: February 23, 2013
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Baylor reserve Taurean Prince also fouled out after committing four fouls in the first half.

A total of 57 fouls were called in the game — 32 against Baylor and 25 against Oklahoma. Je'lon Hornbeak was the only Sooners to foul out.

OSBY VS. AUSTIN

Senior forward Romero Osby is 6-foot-8. On Saturday, he matched up against Baylor's 7-foot center Isaiah Austin.

It's the third time this season Osby has guarded a 7-foot-center, with the first two times coming against Kansas' Jeff Withey. The last time Oklahoma played Baylor, junior Amath M'Baye matched up with Austin.

“I feel like I tried to battle him,” Osby said. “I was trying to use my strength and my size against him.”

The first time Osby matched up against a 7-footer, he got pushed around and admitted he let it get to him. This time, the only thing that upset him was his performance at the free-throw line.

“I was mad at myself for missing those last two free throws,” Osby said. “I hope I didn't show it too much.”

TIP-INS

*In the last 5:42 of the first half, Oklahoma allowed only one point, a free throw shot made by L.J. Rose.

*The Sooners' largest lead was 26 points.

*OU has new season highs for points scored in its last two outings. The Sooners eclipsed the season-high 86 they scored against Texas Tech with the 90 they scored against Baylor.

NEXT 3

Wednesday: at Texas, 8 p.m.

March 2: vs. Iowa State, 12:30 p.m.

March 6: vs. West Virginia, 8 p.m.

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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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