Oklahoma basketball: Romero Osby scores 24 points in Sooners' scrimmage

With two weeks left before its first exhibition game, the Oklahoma men's basketball team learned what it needs to improve on during Saturday's scrimmage.
by Stephanie Kuzydym Published: October 20, 2012
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photo - James Fraschilla (13) runs past Je'lon Hornbeak (5) during a Oklahoma University scrimmage basketball game at McCasland Field House in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
James Fraschilla (13) runs past Je'lon Hornbeak (5) during a Oklahoma University scrimmage basketball game at McCasland Field House in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman

— With two weeks left before its first exhibition game, the Oklahoma men's basketball team learned what it needs to improve on during Saturday's scrimmage at McCasland Field House.

“That's the good thing about a scrimmage, you get everything on tape and you can't hide from your mistakes,” said junior M'Baye, who was named the Preseason Big 12 Newcomer of the Year. M'Baye had six points and six rebounds Saturday. “There's a lot of things we need to work on but a lot of good things too.”

Senior forward Romero Osby led the scrimmage with 24 points, but the Sooners ended the game with a 46.6 shooting percentage on field goals.

The scrimmage was played with four 10-minute quarters and no halftime. Players did switch teams mid-scrimmage, but the final score was White 67, Red 56.

Starters for the Red team were Osby, Cameron Clark, Andrew Fitzgerald, Sam Grooms, and Steven Pledger. Starters for the White team were M'Baye, Isaiah Cousins, Buddy Hield, Casey Arent and Tyler Neal

Second-year coach Lon Kruger said if he had to give a game ball, it would be split between a few guys like Osby, Neal and Cousins.

“Pretty typical first scrimmage,” Kruger said. “Lot of good things. A lot of things we need to work on. Good to see the guys get out in front of people and transfer from practice to a gamelike situation.


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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