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Oklahoma basketball notebook: Zone gives Sooners fits early

For much of the first half Saturday, Oklahoma struggled against Baylor's zone, going just 7 for 30 from the field and 1 of 13 behind the 3-point line before the half.
by Ryan Aber Published: January 18, 2014

/articleid/3925290/1/pictures/2322670">Photo - Buddy Hield (24) scores over Baylor forward Rico Gathers (2) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Waco, Texas. Oklahoma won 66-64. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Buddy Hield (24) scores over Baylor forward Rico Gathers (2) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014, in Waco, Texas. Oklahoma won 66-64. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

BEARS BLACKS OUT

Just like when Oklahoma's football team visited Baylor in early November, the Bears had a blackout Saturday, wearing black jerseys and asking the fans to wear black.

Before the game, a pair of Baylor football players spoke briefly, making reference to Baylor's 41-12 win over the Sooners.

At halftime, the entire football team was introduced on the court, with players hoisting the Big 12 Championship trophy and asking fans to be loud when the Sooners had the ball in the second half and quiet when Baylor touched it.

The exhortation didn't help much as the Sooners scored 16 of the first 18 points after the break to jump ahead.

UP NEXT

After more than a week between home games, the Sooners return to the Lloyd Noble Center to host TCU at 8 p.m. Wednesday (ESPNU).

The Horned Frogs are 9-8 overall and 0-5 in Big 12 play after Saturday night’s 60-49 loss against Texas Tech. TCU has dropped all 11 of its conference road games since joining the conference before last season.

Oklahoma has dropped two of its last three at home.

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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